bridge and stairs

bridge and stairs

I posted a similar picture of this location here. There are two beautiful state parks about 50 minutes west of us: Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park. This was taken at Matthiessen. We are experiencing the coldest winter here in Chicago since….well… since the beginning of recorded time, but I did enjoy the cold hike on the day this was taken. I would be interested to know which one of the two you prefer. Have a wonderful weekend!

Mayaguez Town Hall

Continuing our visit to Plaza Colon in Mayaguez, PR, here is a shot of the Mayaguez Town Hall grand staircase. I am not quite sure that the locals call it the "grand staircase", but, I have decided to give them that name.
Continuing our visit to Plaza Colon in Mayaguez, PR, here is a shot of the Mayaguez Town Hall “grand staircase”. I am not quite sure that the locals call it the “grand staircase”, but, I have decided to give it that name. I love the black and white tile flooring! This building sits on one side of the Plaza, and a cathedral sits on the other. You can see the cathedral in the background in this post. I will be posting an interior image of the cathedral soon.

Illinois River Bridge

Illinois River Bridge

I posted an image of this bridge here. This is a favorite destination on a hike that features the I & M Canal, and a train tracks. The bridge spans the Illinois River and I think it would be cool to climb those stairs…. it would also probably break some local ordinance or law! So… why not??

Bridge and Stairs

As promised, here is a wide shot of the steps that I perviously posted. We live in the plains of the midwest, s this park is fun to go to because it's streams, waterfalls, trees and canyons offer a welcome contrasts to the endless miles of corn and soybean fields - which also have their own beauty... just lots of it!
As promised, here is a wide shot of the steps that I perviously posted. We live in the plains of the midwest, so this park is fun to go to because it’s streams, waterfalls, trees and canyons offer a welcome contrast to the endless miles of corn and soybean fields – which also have their own beauty… just lots of it!