Friday, August 9, 2013

August in Lafayette Park

These fluffy whites are smiling down on Lafayette Park and the Pettus Bridge.
 Honestly, I don't ever recall a summer without haze! We've had rain.
 We've had clouds, and we've had blue sky, but almost daily showers
 have kept the haze away.

Lafayette Park is named for the Marquis de Lafayette, who briefly
 visited here many years ago, and the plaque commemorates 
Selma's first bridge that was built in 1884 and torn down in 1940 
when the Pettus Bridge (background) opened.

13 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the touch of red flowers in this beautiful scene.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

love the angle of this shot. beautiful view. ( :

Lowell said...

Love the way you composed this and all the colors - it does rather look like the rains cleaned up the air. We've had lots of rain, too, which means the flora is quite lush but the air is also quite humid! :)

Tanya Breese said...

what a beautiful commemorative!

Jim said...

beautiful lamp and planter

Carver said...

Beautiful shot at the park.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A walk in that park would be most refreshing!

Fence at Noon

Gerald (SK14) said...

an interestingly shaped lamppost

TexWisGirl said...

all the arches are really pretty!

bailey-road.com said...

A pretty spot. I like the wrought iron fence.

Rose said...

This could be used as a tourist post card! Very nice image.

Janis said...

Very nice perspective...Love it!

Jack said...

Lafayette got around, didn't he? There is a Hartford statue celebrating his visit.