Saturday, January 31, 2015

Downtown "Birds"

These cranes are at the JUMP project. JUMP stands for Jack's Urban Meeting Place.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Tree House Creativity

A tree house doesn't have to be "in" the tree. This one is right next to it, with the illusion that it's in the tree.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

View from the Boise WaterShed

An old cement kiln is in the middle of the photo. There's a newer kiln nearby.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Explainer: That's Why There's Only One Lane

A look behind the construction fences at The Grove. This is going to be an underground transmit mall.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

BoDo Condos

A view of the condos - public parking garage on the other side - in BoDo. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

School Garden-to-be

Peas, beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, pumpkins, kale, spinach, carrots and flowers will be in these beds in a few months - at Lowell Scott Middle School.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Delicious Candy Sunset

The sky show cast sugary hues all over the valley.

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Tin Man

An artistic reminder not to litter.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hobo Hangout

That's what this area under the Connector is called. Even in winter, people are sleeping here at night.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

President Obama in Boise Today

He's speaking on the Boise State University campus.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Reverse Graffiti

Sign defaced at a city park. No sign of flooding, in case you're wondering.

Monday, January 19, 2015

MLK, Jr. March and Rally Today

The March proceeded from Boise State University to the Capitol steps.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Truck Stop

A wonder horse relic is parked on top of this vintage sign. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Lemp's Apothecary Vintage Sign

Lemp's is still open in the North End. It's been open in Boise since 1939.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Interlude History

The Interlude Bar used to be a micro-spot in Downtown Boise. The sign is archived at Bricolage.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hi, Joe

Hey, look. It's Joe Albertson. His portrait hangs in the shopping cart storage area at the flagship Albertsons store location at 17th and State.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Art Sign

This sign is at the back of Bricolage.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Socked In

We had a small break in the inversion...maybe about 20 minutes? But I missed it.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Saloon: Sign of a Wild West

Terry's State Street Saloon. One of the town's hottest karaoke spots.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Record Store Lovebirds

A night-time view of one of the murals outside the Record Exchange.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

History Up In Smoke

A relic on display at Meridian City Hall. Alphons Custodis designed industrial chimneys/smokestacks. The brick structure and the vintage door were salvaged from the creamery that used to stand where City Hall is today.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Drive-by View of JUMP

Jack's Urban Meeting Place - looking more like a "place." Our gray skies are really fog. Drive into the mountains and it's all sunshine.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Shades of Gray

And we're experiencing an inversion.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sudden Fog

It was only slightly hazy earlier today, then suddenly this afternoon.....

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Central Addition Decay

The sorry state of one of the historic houses in the Central Addition. It used to be a ritzy neighborhood more than 100 years ago. The homes that are left are set to be demolished, or they are "free" to anyone who wants to move them.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Golden Hamburger

The burger is part of a street art project that has long decayed. Except the burger survived!

Friday, January 2, 2015

A Snow Bell

It's been cold enough to keep the snow sticking to the bell on the Statehouse steps.