This mailbox is on the side of an old house at the corner of Brackenridge Street and Ewing Street, near the baseball stadium, in downtown Fort Wayne. Like a lot of old houses in the downtown area, this one is a tenement created by dividing a large house into small apartments.
Given that the house basically has no yard, I am puzzled that the owner felt the need to put a No Trespassing sign on the house!
This line of metal Motel Chairs reminded me of a family with two kids and several adults. The child-size versions of these classic chairs are uncommon. I found them last Wednesday behind a house on Pemberton Drive in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Small gnomes stand all around the front and sides of the house, and the bird bath looks like a huge mushroom. The giant gnome standing next to the front steps is identical to the one that I photographed in the pasta aisle at a nearby Walmart store a month earlier. At about three feet tall, they are the largest garden gnomes that I have ever seen.
This house is on Ardmore Avenue, south of Taylor Street, in the Country Club Gardens neighborhood on the west side of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
I made this photograph Saturday evening. It had been raining hard all day, but it stopped around 6pm long enough for me to go out with my camera.
This place, with the patriotic wooden bear holding up the American flag, is on the east side of North Anthony Boulevard, south of Lake Avenue, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
There were several of these wooden bears, sculpted from logs, standing on the porch. I think that they’re Chainsaw Sculptures; wood sculptures carved with chainsaws instead of more traditional sculptor’s tools!
Wednesday afternoon, I photographed several metal “Motel Chairs” in the backyard of a house in Fort Wayne. When I finished, I noticed this tiny replica in a flowerbed along the back of the house. The bricks give a sense of the chair’s small scale!
This old building on Lower Huntington Road in Waynedale has had several businesses in it in the last 30 years. When I was very young, it was Northstar Satellite, a company that sold satellite dishes. They’re still in business in another location. For a long time after that, it was a video rental store called Movie Magic. It was a laundromat when it was first built.
While I was photographing it Wednesday afternoon, the owner told me that she is renovating the building in hopes of attracting a new tenant.