Thursday, January 24, 2008

my hometown

   The theme for this week's challenge will be Hometown, suggested by Donna.   Select a photo that best represents "Hometown"  This could be something you love about where you live, either your hometown, home state, country....anything that shows your home.  It is your interpretation of "Hometown" or "Home"

after several attempts....i just wasn't able to get out and shoot any new pix of my hometown, so i had to resort to my archives.  these were taken in the fall of 2006.  although i now live 50 miles east, i will always consider florence, alabama my home town.  an important and historically rich part of our town is the university of north alabama...a beautiful campus and home of the ncaa division II football national championship lions (93, 94, and 95) and boast the only live lion mascots in the country living on campus, leo and una. pictured below is willingham hall.

there are beautiful victorian houses along the main street of our historical district, some of which have been converted into bed and breakfast inns.

  

florence is located in the nw corner of the state on the tennessee river.  fishing, boating, skiing, sailing are favorite activities.

our beautiful downtown wilson park hosts many annual events. here are some renaisannce faire belly dancers.

and many shops and restaurants can be found along the tree lined streets of downtown.

                           

to view other participants, check out Community Photo Challenge-Hometown.  thanks to Donna, for a great photo challenge topic.

27 comments:

madcobug said...

These are beautiful, great job. I love the white one. Helen

mariebm56 said...

That was a beautiful tour of your hometown....I really loved the wonderful victorian homes....& the colorful bellydancers really added to your entry.  Gina, you did GREAT~
Marie

radar446 said...

Nothing wrong with going to the archives.  It gives a chance to see different seasons and different sites of an apparently beautiful place.

Greg

oldetownephotos said...

Thanks for going into your shoebox and treating us to your favorites.  The older sections of town are always a fun trip.  I guess my screen name kinda gives that away.  Great shots.  Cheers, Clyde

ma24179 said...

Beautiful pictures of your hometown. -Missy

midwestvintage said...

 Your hometown is beautiful  and I especially love the bridge picture with the sun ray shining down on it.  Great job.


                        Julie

beckerb6 said...

What a beautiful place.
I really like the houses that style is so beautiful.
Barbara

lv2trnscrb said...

that is a beautiful town!! I've never visited the south, but after looking at these pictures, makes me want to plan a trip some time

betty

gotomaria said...

Hey, I love those lions.  I've never been to Alabama but I would love to see it someday.  Victorian houses are my favorite!  Maria

nhd106 said...

You captured what seems to be a special area very well!!

Nancy

lifes2odd said...

Beautiful!
Martha

akasamdodsworth said...

What a lovely and diverse set of images, Gina!  Thanks for sharing your corner of the world.

Rob

inquestoftruth said...

We do have a great little corner of the world, don't we?    These shots show us at our best....thank you!
~Meg

carolelainedodd said...

What beautiful photos.
Good luck
Carolxx

hgwhtlghtnng1 said...

Wow-fabulous photos
Great job

cmishvicki said...

Gina, you have an absolutely beautiful hometown! I love the Victorian houses, especially! Glad you posted.
Vicki

nightmaremom said...

love 'em!
d

pharmolo said...

Very pretty, and very colourful. Nicely presented, Gina.

Guido
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gaboatman said...

Great shots, very well done!  
Sam

monicasmemoirs said...

I love Victorian homes.  I had briefly considered posting the painted ladies of San Francisco but decided to just post photos of my current hometown instead of past hometown.  It was a hard decision to make.  I enjoyed all your photographs, thanks for posting and inviting us to your hometown. :-)

Monica
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rrveh1 said...

Gina - Beautiful area!
Love the Victorian homes!
_rRose

monicasmemoirs said...

Ohhhhh Crap!  Please disregard the e-mail address on the comment!  I did a copy and paste a few minutes ago.  Before that I had my journal link copied.  OMGosh, I could be in so much trouble for doing that!!!  Lesson learned:  Look before hitting the save button!!!

Monica

specialadyfink said...

Absolutely Beautiful.Love them All
Connie

fasttrack58 said...

These are beautiful!!!
Linda :)

aimer said...

What a coincidence, I've actually been to Florence, Alabama. You really capture its beauty and glamour. I had a wonderful time on vacation there several years ago. I loved the architecture, especially the Victorian houses.--Sheria

monponsett said...

Fonky

fisherkristina said...

Oh my gosh, these are exquisite photos!  I love them all!  I love the lions, the Victorian homes, and the dancers the best!  Fabulous!

Krissy :)
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