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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Orlandos of Decatur

Some historical looks at Decatur Illinois's Hotel Orlando...






And, Decatur also had a Motel Orlando...



Sunday, February 9, 2014

Decatur in Winter

Here are a few shots of Decatur Illinois in Winter.  These were taken downtown, or within a few blocks of downtown.

Franklin Street Overpass - north of downtown Decatur

Cerro Gordo Street

Cerro Gordo Street

Penny Severns Transit Center

First United Methodist Church

Decatur Civic Center parking lot

outside ADM City Center

Transfer House in Central Park

WWII Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Central Park

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Transfer House #4

I've assembled 1 more set of Transfer House photos to share here on Picture Decatur.  You can see the others on this post.















Decatur Link of the Week: Soyscapes

It's been a little while since we've featured a "Decatur Link of the Week" here on PICTURE DECATUR, but I came across one today that is really, REALLY neat.

As such, I wanted to share it with all of you.

SOYSCAPES PHOTOBLOG
www.soyscapes.com

From the blog's author:
Soyscapes is the artistic celebration of Central Illinois, as seen through the lens of one Decatur area resident, worker and photographer.

Our region is many things. It is to home vast stretches of bountiful farm land, powerful global business and every day regular people with extraordinary talents, dreams and aspirations. Decatur and Central Illinois are traditional Rural America and old school blue collar rolled into one. We are the soybean capitol of the world.

I have been taking pictures for over ten years. Photography is my passion. It is what drives me and is my conduit for self expression. Central Illinois is where I live. My objective is to tell the story of the region and the people who live here in a memorable, meaningful way. It is my hope that you will enjoy my work and see the reality of the region through it.


As mentioned above, Soyscapes doesn't focus exclusively on Decatur.... it branches out into other areas of Central Illinois as well.  Nonetheless, the shots being posted are fantastic ones, highlighting those things that make Decatur and the Decatur area special to all of us.

Give it a look.  I was impressed!