Monday, March 2, 2009

And fun was had by all...the stooges...



















Our little 'goodbye' shadows reflect a fun time had by all, as Theresa and Martha left the frigid Nor'lands to head back down south to the snow and freezing rains of Kentucky and the South. We have truly lucked out here in South-central Iowa, hardly any snow this winter.
But we traveled to the city of Burlington, Iowa the other day on our shopping spree, these are some of the fabulous homes dotting Snob-hill. Burlington was once a city of extreme wealth, as wealthy business men prospered and built grand homes on the bluffs over-looking the Mississippi River. Lumber, mercantile, attorneys and business of all kinds, turned this city into the grand metropolis of an era past.
Today many business' have moved their factories elsewhere, causing the demise of this beautiful Victorian city. But many of the homes are being renovated and neighborhoods show flourish, as new biz' moves back to Burlington.
Antique stores once dotted the downtown and are now starting to make a comeback to this fabulous city and we discovered one on our travels. I have to go back to pick up a piece of furniture, so I will take more shots of this glorious downtown...you will just drool over the buildings of old. We ooh-ed and ahh-ed all the way through the city as we toured it's ruins, as an old church destroyed by fire, gives a muted monument a grand scale of history past.

9 comments:

time-worn interiors said...

I'm already missin you girl! Thanks for everthing I had a blast! My best birthday ever! My stomach still hurts from laughing so much!
Love ya Sis

M.Kate said...

My husband and I call our children the 3 stooges too. They often wondered who are the 3 stooges, dont think they'll be happy when they see the real ones..what wonderful time you had.

willow said...

This looks like so much fun. I could have easily been your fourth stooge.

High Desert Diva said...

5th Stooge here.

Linda Sue said...

The buildings are so drool worthy. Can't wait to see the downtown- next post.

cconz said...

I'll bet you three had a blast!! I wish i had a pocket of money for a shopping spree. I'm jealous! I LOVE the big beautiful houses in burlington.

dulcy said...

Love the home pics. Can't wait to see more shots of the markets!

Greyscale Territory said...

O those old buildings are fascinating. Love the intriguing styles. Can you wander inside any of them or are they closed to the public?

I can still hear that you have not fully recovered from your time out! Sounds like so much fun! I would have loved it!

summersundays-jw said...

Was so glad to see that they're trying to preserve this history. I have such a love of those old river towns. Looks like you girls had such a good time -- I'm jealous!