Recently, I needed to get out of the house.
I went to the city (uptown) to visit Italian Lake.
I wondered if the swans were still there.
This is one of the old city High Schools overlooking the lake.
It is one of two city High Schools that stand empty.
This one has been closed since 2010 and is for sale.
The Zembo Mosque or The Zembo Shrine Building
can also be seen from the lake.
It's architecture is Moorish Revival and was built in 1930.
It cost one million to build and is now worth seven to eight million.
It has many Moroccan influences with
ornate hand painted motifs, archways and Chandeliers.
It is available to rent for weddings, proms, meetings, etc.
The swans are gone....for the winter?
Only Canada Geese, Ducks and Mallards remain.
I'm happy to see the clear water.
Last July it looked like pea soup..too much vegetation or
too many fish.
Mr. and Mrs. ??
"Dance of Eternal Spring"
It's interesting history is included in the above link.
It's pretty rusty.
I took a lot of pictures but most were blurry..
I had Mollie with me and didn't bring her long leash.
She was pulling me everywhere..lots of new smells.
(Mostly Goose poop.)
Hope you have your taxes done..Happy weekend !
Have a wonderful Easter
According to legend, Eastre is responsible for the transition between winter and spring. One year she ushered in spring late. As a result, a bird's wings were permanently damaged by the cold. To atone for her mistake, Eastre transformed the bird into a hare that lays eggs on one day of the year: Easter. Missionaries altered this pagan tradition to align with Christianity. Both the rabbit and the spring became associated as symbols of new life and renewal.
Learn more about Easter
Please don't bite the ears off your bunny !!