Tubing Down the Rio Frio in Costa Rica — Thirdeyemom

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open”. – Jawaharlal Nehru We decided on a whim to do something different and spend the afternoon tubing down the Rio Frio […]

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FHS president’s summer message

Visit Fallasburg this summer for reprieve from hustle and bustle of big cities.

Fallasburg Today

Summer is almost here as spring winds down.  It’s been a busy and productive time in the pioneer village for the Fallasburg Historical Society. (FHS)  March and April showers have in fact brought May flowers, but the rains also delayed our much-needed roof replacement on the Fallas House.

fallas ken headshot FHS president Ken Tamke

Through the benevolence of the late Harold Englehardt of Lowell and his bequest, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Lowell Area Community Fund, awarded monies to FHS to get the job done in what we hoped would be mid-March.  Mother Nature strikes again, yet Villagers and volunteers came to the rescue.  Craig Wood’s young crew scaled the slippery slope and patched new critter invasion routes which just seemed to appear as soon as we got the last ones secured.  Not to worry.  The weather did improve and Risner’s Roofing & Home Improvement of Lowell installed a beautiful new roof. …

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Very interesting.


Life in Taksim Square, Istanbul , Turkey. A glimpse into Istanbul’s most chaotic, full of hustle & bustle yet interestingly artistic & leisurely district. dscf9254Taksim from a distancedscf9256dscf9260Taksim in the background with the waving Turkish flag

dscf9270Taksim Tower dscf9274dscf9276dscf9278Pedestrian avenues

dscf9280dscf9282Lively Street music

dscf9285dscf9287dscf9288dscf9289Love this graffiti art on the right wall

dscf9292So many people, typical summer day in Taksim, Istanbul! dscf9293dscf9294dscf9296Tram wagon moving concertdscf9301


Welcome to  Taksim, Istanbul! This main Turkish square, also known to be modern Istanbul,  is filled with restaurants, shops, hotels, people and is surrounded by creative street art. I loved making my way to Taksim from the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, it is quite a walk but enjoyable especially on such a nice day.

Although the Taksim’s tram line is available to get to one point to another along the avenue, I enjoyed photographing the wagons in the midst of pedestrians. Some tram wagons serve…

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