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Old 06-13-2008, 05:51 PM
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Big bummer!!! The Historic Sutliff Bridge, pictured just before the giant bullhead above, was destroyed by the flooding Cedar River just today. It was 110 years old on June 3. Very sad.

Baxa's Sutliff Store & Tavern - History of the Sutliff Bridge (http://www.sutliffbridge.com/main/general-history/history-of-the-sutliff-bridge.html - broken link)
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:34 PM
Location: Des Moines, IA
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Des Moines' South Side Italian Heritage. I took a few photos today while I was out and about with my camera, maybe more to come on this theme later. While that's not my ethnic heritage, it's the ethnic heritage of many of my neighbors and friends and I'll celebrate it right along with them.

Graziano Bros. Grocery. On the other side of the river across from Principal Park. A great place to go for sausage, spices, locally produced bread, guianda cookies (did I spell that right?), capicola and other things. This place is off a lot of people's radar, so you're getting a real inside-tip here.

Columbus Park's bocce ball court. Just the sign here. The city needs to replace this and work on the courts a little. Whenever we play there, we always have to pick out weeds and rake it. I will be in Buenos Aires at the end of the month and I'm really hoping to get a La Boca vs. South Des Moines bocce match going.

Italian-American Cultural Center mural on Indianola Ave. Seeing this in person is much better, even at night when it's all lit up with the skyline in the backdrop. If you look closely, you'll see Graziano Bros, St. Anthony's Church and the Iowa State Capitol. Maybe someday I'll get a better quality shot of this one.

Who says we don't have enough cultural diversity in Iowa?
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:14 PM
Location: Chariton, Iowa
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I was puttering around the other day, and I decided to go out and take some pictures of the Iowa City suburbs. Might have some Ragbrai pics next week, as it goes through North Liberty this year!

The Iowa River Landing development in Coralville, on a brownfield site that used to be a truck stop and industrial park.

City Center Square in "downtown" Coralville, part of the original Coralville redevelopment about ten years ago.

Old North Liberty: The water tower, North Liberty Flower Shop, and the Old Town Park clock.

New North Liberty: Van Allen Elementary: built in 2005 and already near full capacity. Fun fact--it was the first LEED certified elementary school west of the Mississippi.
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:41 PM
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Wowww there great makes me want to pack up and get on the plane...very nice
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:10 PM
Location: Chariton, Iowa
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So I was in Des Moines for the State Fair last weekend...so I decided to wander around a little bit and take some pictures. I was too busy running around the Fair with my folks that I forgot to take pictures there...but someone has some, right?

Downtown from the new West Capitol Terrace park just west of the Capitol. I can't find for the life of me find out the name of the statue or any info on it.

Ruan and 801 Grand as seen from an alley off of 6th St. in the East Village.

The view north on SW 4th St. from the entrance of the Science Center of Iowa.
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:26 PM
Location: Central Iowa - Ankeny
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I love the statue pic SharpHawkeye
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:14 PM
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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This thread is full of photos that are awesome! It really helps to defend the stupid stereotype that people place on the midwest states... I personally love Dubuque... The beauty of the bluffs and the Mighty Mississippi... You guys have one beautiful state...

keep those awesome pictures coming!
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:03 AM
Location: Des Moines
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A few of Iowa State University's Campus:

http://www.absolutedsm.com/images/Ames/ISU%20Campus/ISU_26.jpg (broken link)

http://www.absolutedsm.com/images/Ames/ISU%20Campus/ISU_28.jpg (broken link)

http://www.absolutedsm.com/images/Ames/ISU%20Campus/ISU_29.jpg (broken link)

http://www.absolutedsm.com/images/Ames/ISU%20Campus/ISU_40.jpg (broken link)

http://www.absolutedsm.com/images/Ames/ISU%20Campus/ISU_56.jpg (broken link)

http://www.absolutedsm.com/images/Ames/ISU%20Campus/ISU_54.jpg (broken link)
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:20 PM
Location: here
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Amazing photography, I love all the photos. What a good idea to post them.
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:42 AM
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Default Grinnell, Iowa downtown

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