I started the day off without a lock picture and ended it with too many! Joe and I decided to make an adventure out of it and go to one of our favorite spots in Tacoma, antique row. We have lived here all our lives and have a love for this city and all that it has to offer.
We walked the streets in search of a special lock, but instead captured all kinds of images along the way. I make cards from many of the photos I take, so might as well turn some of these into cards for future family gatherings.
The Old Elks Building is one of my favorite places. You will notice it a lot in my shoots, but every time I go there I see more destruction and it just makes me sad.
Within the last week orange paint now spots the historic staircase.
A trail of rose stems along it with a broken vase…
A Valentine’s message I could not fully read…
And one red rose…
We spotted a few more locks on some of the closed antique stores…
Then walked to the graffiti garage I love so much!
We even got to watch one of the artist making some new graffiti.
We walked through all 3 garages admiring the work of so many.
There was even a fresh Valentine’s message.
We found some art on the floors too. This one will be a card for sure.
After hitting a few of the open shops we headed back home, but not without a few more stops along the way.
Can you see the opossum hiding in the tree?
Not far from our house is a lock smith with some pretty cool old safes in the front of his shop.
Loved the vintage vibe of them!
I grew up collecting antiques. My mom frequented garage sales and estate sales, then when I met Joe I introduced him and we have continued the collecting together.
Not everyone thinks that old stuff is cool, but we do!
We have been watching that show, American Pickers, lately… so cool!
Last lock image for the day…
Thanks for stopping by!
Next photo scavenger hunt theme: Pain – something that shows pain, but is not a person.