I successfully completed the 2nd annual 52-Week Photo Challenge and am anxiously awaiting August lst when I will once again participate in the 3rd annual challenge. Our 2014 – 2015 themes are posted and I am dusting off my Nikon and cleaning the lens! I can’t wait to see how my fellow bloggers will interpret the themes. Let the fun begin!
For my last photo of this year’s 52-Week Photo Challenge, I have chosen to photograph Rembrandt’s Coffee House, a favorite early morning spot where I often enjoy a pastry, cappuccino or latte. Located on a tree-lined street on a hill in the museum district in Chattanooga, it is a quiet, quaint spot with outdoor seating underneath a flowering, vine-covered canopy. Once an apartment building reminiscent of European architecture, the building is now filled with various forms of art and, of course, the coffee house. I like how it looks in black and white.
As the 52-Week Photo Challenge nears an end, I am getting more and more anxious as it is getting more difficult to find a suitable subject for the last few themes. On this evening, Mike and I were driving around in the North Shore district of Chattanooga and as we drove over this hill he pointed out the view of the City and suggested I use this for my over the hill theme. From this vantage point, over the hill and across the city’s walking bridge is the heart of the city of Chattanooga, TN. When in Chattanooga, this is oftentimes where you will find me in the evenings, whether it is eating at one of the many restaurants or walking through the park.
Chattanooga, TN, my hometown, is the fourth largest city in the state of Tennessee and is located on the banks of the Tennessee River. Surrounded by Lookout Mountain, Signal Mountain, Elder Mountain and Missionary Ridge, the city sits in a “teacup” and is quite picturesque. As a little girl, the main industry was manufacturing but now is tourism. There is always something to do whether it be the many festivals downtown on the weekends, boating on the Tennessee River, hiking the various mountains, hang gliding, and much more. This photo will give you just a small sample of its beauty.