Saturday, August 15, 2009

Outside the Carnegie

Showing the beautiful granite and the wood details. Even the mortar between the stones is beautifully done.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Outside the Carnegie

Old melds with new in the Carnegie Center for the Arts - the old library and the new passway.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Carnegie Center for the Arts

The Carnegie Center for the Arts is a Three Rivers jewel. Shows feature regional and local artists, and the Carnegie features traveling shows of other kinds as well. Art classes for both adults and children are held downstairs.

The Carnegie Center for the Arts consists of two downtown buildings, the original 1902 Carnegie library (to the left, now replaced with a modern library) and an old bank (to the right), beautifully joined together by a modern center section.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


A lovely bungalow on Portage Avenue is now decorated with scaffolding. Two men brave a drizzle to repoint the chimney.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

St. Joseph River

Looking south down the St. Joseph River from the park in Three Rivers. The sign on the tree is a watertrail marker. The rivers here are having historic spots along the river marked with sponsorship from local businesses, most of the markers are only visible to the canoes and kayaks and other recreational boaters on the river. This one says -

Until about 1836 Native Americans camped on the opposite bank, near the Cassoway and Gibson Trading Post.

Site sponsor is the American Electric Power Company.
The St. Joseph County Watertrail website:

Monday, August 10, 2009

One of my favorite odd things about the midwest: pouring rain -- and the sun is shining.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Art Market

A jazz group plays during Three Rivers' monthly arts festival/market, held in Scidmore Park. Warm sunshine, good music, and artwork! Paintings hanging behind the band are by watercolorist and printmaker Larry-Michael Hackenberg.