Whenever my husband and I visit Galena, Illinois we try to climb these stairs that lead from the wonderful Main Street area – a shopper’s delight! – to the residential homes perched high above with their spectacular views of the town, homes and river below.
During one of our stays, we climbed up and down these steps (I believe we counted 192 of them) five times in one day – a fantastic workout, especially if you are coming up for air after all that shopping and need to deliver your purchases to your room at the B&B – so that you can return to shop for more!
One of my favorite things to photograph on vacation or anytime I’m somewhere new, whether it’s urban or rural, is architecture. The details, especially, are what grab me and these Galena, Illinois goodies, with their color, style and interest, make me smile.
For me there’s just something about these weathered doors , old brick and abundant greenery that makes for such a compelling scene. I wonder what this old structure, embedded in one of the bluffs in beautiful downtown Galena, Illinois, was used for back in the day. Any ideas?
Love the architecture, color and details of this roofline we saw in Galena a few weeks back.