Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Wall Flowers

On a bright sunny day in July, 2010, discovered this Random Act.

             Peru, Indiana.

Returning on a dark overcast day in July, 2018, a bit further up the street, came across another wall flower.

                Peru, Indiana.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Monday Morning Coffee: Why Not Now?

Been a good week. Weather has improved with the temperatures reaching the low 80's and the humidity percentage dropping to a comfortable level.

The change in weather offers an opportunity to resume the morning Preble County walkabouts.  Not happening.  Because of a reoccurring physical difficulty, we are restricted short morning walks in the neighborhood.  Hopefully these will be overcome in the near, rather than the far, future. 

The good news is that exterior construction and repairs  are under way and should be finished this week.  Unfortunately  the interior rehab has stalled.  This means that the darkroom is not available to use.

Returning to the Midwest photography project, remaining wall signage, often found on older buildings throughout the Midwest, offers insight into local history.  Usually advertising  goods and services, they identify the needs and wishes of the time.

                    Peru, Indiana.

The Gold Medal Flour signage is a common one as it 
seemingly appears everywhere. 

More from Peru in the coming days.

Friday, August 10, 2018

TGIF: Long Week / Steam Bakery

A very long week filled with many non-photographic projects, including cleaning, construction, gathering and cutting fallen tree branches and sorting thru files to decide what keep and what to throw.  Enough alreadyBack to our regular programing.

From the latest journey, a building that once housed the Mercer Steam Bakery. 

   Peru. Indiana.

What is a steam bakery?

A steam bakery takes its name from the method used to heat the oven. Steel tubes containing water are heated by either gas, coal, or by oil until the steam rises to a temperature of 500ยบ F. This heat is more than sufficient to bake the bread to a lovely golden-brown color.

Enjoy your weekend and return on Monday for more views of Peru, Indiana. 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Artisan Gallery

   Peru, Indiana.

The Miami County Artisan Gallery is a location where local artists display their artwork, including  paintings, drawings, jewelry and pottery. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018


   Peru, Indiana.

 Arnie's Ace Hardware is a locally owned and operated hardware store in Peru, Indiana.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018


   Peru, Indiana.

First Farmers Bank & Trust now serves over 60,000 clients throughout Indiana and Illinois from 35 offices and has become one of the premier community banks in the Midwest, with more than 400 employees and over $1.7 Billion in assets.