Hi! This post is more from mine and Shirley’s first adventure with the pop-up gardens. We actually spent the whole day wandering up and down Main Street in down town Salt Lake! It was great fun spending the day window shopping and enjoying the atmosphere of the city. We rode the bus in from Kaysville, trying to get the most for our $$$ with parking, but we found parking for $6.00 all day on the corner of 4th and Main. Unless you plan to spend your time in the City Creek Mall or specifically Temple Square this parking lot is a gem.
You will see quickly that I am an architecture nerd. I love buildings from almost all eras of human history and I love close ups of buildings as well. Unfortunately I don’t remember when this or that was built or the names of the types columns etc. I lost that knowledge somewhere along the way between college graduation and now. Ah well, it’s still fun to see all the “pretty” buildings.
We started by passing through temple square and I just could’t resist!
This historic building used to hold the ZCMI mall, the “best” place to meet Santa and see the Disney Store back in the day (hey the 80’s weren’t that long ago!!)
I’ve always wondered where these guys were, sadly their only open in the evenings but a land mark none the less!
I love this building…that’s it…I just love it!
This is the Kearns building for all I know it’s an office building.
I love the time spent on the masonry around the windows! Super cool!
Love this book store!!! It has 3 stories, but the lower level you need permission to enter and no bags allowed. Isn’t that sooooo cool!!!!!
The little blue shop is the french cafe we had pastries at. YUMMY!!! Shirley wants to go back too! (see her post!)
These tiles are found on the corner of 2nd and Main. A chronology of Utah history.
70’s architecture at it’s best! Love it!!! (well I assume it’s from the 70’s it could be a 60’s thing…who knows!)
oh the diversity…
…of it all!!!
This is what it looks like standing under the bridge as you enter the Galavan Center area…
…this is what it looks like after I get to play with it. It’s amazing the “hidden” colors in every day objects.
Who knew I had sandwich shop down town! JK, I’m Robyn not Robin, but the sandwiches looked and smelled delicious!!
This restaurant has family ties for me. I’ve eaten there one time with my mom and 3 of her cousins. Only to find out that their fathers used to meet there for lunch almost every day! Pretty cool.
This concludes today’s post, with any luck there will be another with some of the other pictures that I want to share but haven’t yet…I hope you enjoyed this stroll as much as we did. It’s great way to get out and do something a little different, to see and appreciate what most of us just drive or walk by without a second thought.