November 3 — SW of 3rd and Main

North of Ken Pratt Blvd (Hwy 119), west of Hwy 287 (Main St.), south of 3rd St., east of railroad / Gay St.

Total for today :   25,000 steps and  5:12 time.  (estimating steps…. pedometer failed)

This includes areas that were hit pretty bad by the September flooding.

ALONG THE ST. VRAIN GREENWAY

St. Vrain Greenway near Pratt Parkway

St. Vrain Greenway near Pratt Parkway

 

This tire snagged on a tree branch was a good 15 feet above the current level

This tire snagged on a tree branch was a good 15 feet above the current level

 

trees and branches

trees and branches

 

rocky picnic area

rocky picnic area

 

St. Vrain Greenway closed off in places

St. Vrain Greenway closed off in places

 

near Main ; collapse by bike path

near Main ; collapse by bike path

 

Brian L. at T&M Automotive does great work at a reasonable price.  His young nephew helped on the clean-up after the flood, and a great photo of him helping appeared in People magazine the week after the flood.  It also often appeared on some of the Denver TV stations newcasts.

I don’t know who to credit as the photographer, but here is the photo…

Brian's nephew (not sure who photo credit goes to)

Brian’s nephew hard at work   (not sure who photo credit goes to)

 

T & M Automotive up and running again

T & M Automotive up and running again (in front of same door as above photo)

 

Budget Hardware parking lot was flooded

Budget Hardware parking lot was flooded

 

Royal Trailer Park right by the St. Vrain

Royal Trailer Park right by the St. Vrain

 

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I think the X's were to indicate which trailers they had checked already

I think the X’s were to indicate which trailers they had checked already

 

debris at the fence level

debris at the fence level

 

more branches

more branches

 

more wash-out along the bike path

more wash-out along the bike path

 

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These last 3 flood pictures are from 2nd and Bross.  If you look at my page of pictures from the flooding back in September (September 13),  at the very end you will see some photos from this same spot that you can compare to these.

visible water line

visible water line

 

covered with water back in September

covered with water back in September

 

flood debris waiting to be hauled off

flood debris waiting to be hauled off

… but enough of flooding aftermath pictures.  I’m impressed with how well and how quickly the area is recovering.

PRATT PARKWAY OVERPASS

This is the only overpass in Longmont.  I didn’t realize there was a plaque at the north end of it telling about it.  I didn’t know it was completed just about 5 years before we moved to Longmont.  It’s a pretty impressive structure, and it’s nice to have as an option when there’s a long train going by.

Overpass plaque

Overpass plaque

 

View from the top

View from the top

 

west side of overpass

west side of overpass

 

Long's Peak under the overpass

Long’s Peak under the overpass

 

U-HAUL EDUCATION

I’ve put in a few pictures of U-Haul truck over the year.  I like their idea of high-lighting an interesting fact about each state.  It’s educational and also makes the truck more attractive.

The first one depicts the Belzoni, Mississippi Catfish Festival.   I had never heard of Belzoni before… apparently it’s a pretty small town… but it knows catfish!!

Belzoni Catfish Festival 2009 photos (flickr site)

Belzoni, Mississippi  -- Catfish Capital

Belzoni, Mississippi — Catfish Capital

 

New Orleans

New Orleans

 

New Jersey unique minerals

New Jersey unique minerals

 

Alaska -- Goshawks in Tongass National Forest

Alaska — Goshawks in Tongass National Forest

 

OLD MILL PARK

SWof3Main 287SWof3Main 288SWof3Main 289SWof3Main 290SWof3Main 291SWof3Main 295

Milk House

Milk House

 

 

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northern area

northern area

 

SWof3Main 299SWof3Main 300

 

TERRY STREET BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND STREETS

This is a dead end area that was apparently a pretty active area at one time, but there’s really no reason to go up there at this time.  I know I had never walked or driven there before.  A few years ago some kids got in trouble for starting a fire there, and the buildings are closed off for safety reasons.

1st & Terry

1st & Terry

 

 

no trespassing

no trespassing

 

old abandoned RR tracks end there

old abandoned RR tracks end there

 

old abandoned car

old abandoned car

 

cat art in 2nd & Terry cul-de-sac

cat (or mouse?) art embedded in sidewalk at 2nd & Terry cul-de-sac

cul-de-sac near 2nd & Terrycul-de-sac near 2nd & Terry

 

View of silos from the west side

View of silos from the northwest side

CHEESE IMPORTERS

Cheese Importers moved recently.  The new location used to be a city-owned utility building, and also was used as a museum storage area for a while.  I heard a rumor that it was supposedly haunted, with chains clanking late a night.  Don’t know if the haunting has passed on to the new owners.  But it has certainly been doing very brisk business lately, with the parking lot overflowing.

The following Monty Python clip is very funny:

Monty Python Cheese Shop youtube

The former Cheese Importers building

The former Cheese Importers building

 

East side of Cheese Importers building

East side of Cheese Importers building

 

West side (main entrance?) of Cheese Importers

West side (main entrance?) of Cheese Importers

 

Coincidentally, this I saw this laying curbside just a few blocks away from Cheese Importers

Coincidentally, I saw this this laying curbside just a few blocks away from Cheese Importers

 

The word Serendipity, meaning ‘happy accident’ or ‘pleasant surprise’, comes from an old Persian story “The Three Princes of Serendip”…

The Three Princes of Serendip wiki

Serendipity

Serendipity

 

THE LAST OF THE HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS

upside-down hanging bat

upside-down hanging bat

 

wraith

wraith

 

jack o' lanterns with art column

jack o’ lanterns with art column

 

giant spider (with robot man and pueblo, etc.?)

giant spider (with robot man and pueblo, etc.?)

 

left background - skunk; seahorses; right foreground - mouse

left background – skunk; seahorses; right foreground – mouse

 

not sure if this is left-over halloween or R-rated front porch art

not sure if this is left-over halloween or R-rated front porch art

 

The remaining photos will be split up into residential photos and business photos…

RESIDENTIAL

This sign got hit (again) by a vehicle recently

This sign got hit (again) by a vehicle recently

 

historic house

historic house

 

yard art

yard art

 

Cool Window of the Day

Cool Window of the Day

 

Atlas, jr.

Atlas, jr.

 

Buddha (with what in lap?)

Buddha (with what in lap?)

 

modern art

modern art

 

surviving the flood

surviving the flood

 

3 birdhouses

3 birdhouses

 

proud grandparents

proud grandparents

 

squirrel on front legs

squirrel on front legs

 

sitting angel

sitting angel

 

Peace + Love

Peace + Love

 

Four Flying Fowls

Four Flying Fowls

 

Many Flying Fowls

Many Flying Fowls

 

another historic house

another historic house

 

wooden statue

wooden statue

 

Bumper sticker of the Day (with double meaning)

Bumper sticker of the Day (with double meaning)

 

going to seed

going to seed

 

vagabond passing through town

vagabond passing through town

 

side fence art

side fence art

 

yard cherub

yard cherub

 

Carriage House

Carriage House

 

Cool House

Cool House

 

Keys to the Cool House?!?

Keys to the Cool House?!?

 

another yard statue

another yard statue

 

yard art

yard art

 

Awesome Front Porch Genie (or Mr. Clean?)

Awesome Front Porch Genie (or Mr. Clean?)

 

stone walls

stone walls

 

housing complex playground

housing complex playground

 

BUSINESSES  (there’s a lot more picture, so skip them if not interested….)

various businesses

various businesses

 

not exactly a business, I guess

not exactly a business, I guess

 

Zach's (auto transmissions?)

Zach’s (auto transmissions?)

 

art outside Zach's

art outside Zach’s

 

Sugarbeet restaurant

Sugarbeet restaurant

 

shopping center businesses

shopping center businesses

 

Four popular businesses

Four popular businesses

 

La Mariposa & Pole Fitness

La Mariposa & Pole Fitness

 

Popular store for Mrs. Longmont Streetwalker

Popular store for Mrs. Longmont Streetwalker

 

bus stop ad for Front Range Community College

bus stop ad for Front Range Community College

 

Does anybody know why they want you to 'BACK IN ONLY' ??

Does anybody know why they want you to ‘BACK IN ONLY’ ??

 

Window art

Window art

 

ICS (not sure what they do)

ICS (not sure what they do)

 

Haystack Mountain Creamery

Haystack Mountain Creamery

 

Army vehicle (helping with flood recovery?)

Army vehicle (helping with flood recovery?)

 

Montessori school

Montessori school

 

Icebox Knitting

Icebox Knitting

 

not sure what the J  -- H indicate

not sure what the J — H indicate

daycare art

daycare art

 

Legion Post 32

Legion Post 32

 

Batteries Plus (they've always had what I needed in stock!)

Batteries Plus (they’ve always had what I needed in stock!)

 

part of the Fire Station

part of the Fire Station

 

I've always considered the Premier Building (Rose?) to be one of the most impressive buildings in town

I’ve always considered the Premier Building (Rose?) to be one of the most impressive buildings in town

 

another view (I've only been inside there once, though)

another view (I’ve only been inside there once, though)

 

Lucky's Market

Lucky’s Market

 

this store makes Jennifer wish we had grandchildren!

this store makes Jennifer wish we had grandchildren!

 

McDonalds

McDonalds

 

Las Palmeras (used to be Woody's --- best trivia in town!)

Las Palmeras (used to be Woody’s — best trivia in town!)

 

Burlington Medical (used to be Ute Creek Charter HS; bowling alley before that)

Burlington Medical (used to be Ute Creek Charter HS; bowling alley before that)

 

no longer in business (with Sub Factory)

no longer in business (with Sub Factory)

 

formerly Armadillo's restaurant

formerly Armadillo’s restaurant

 

was a movie theater LONG ago

was a movie theater LONG ago

 

strip mall

strip mall

 

Car lot with Skyline High School colors

Car lot with Skyline High School colors

 

cute name

cute name

 

Used to be Swanky Frank's

Used to be Swanky Frank’s

 

temporarily closed (due to flooding?)

temporarily closed (due to flooding?)

 

power station

power station

 

Stan's Hardwood

Stan’s Hardwood

 

Don's Custom Countertops

Don’s Custom Countertops

 

201 Tattoo

201 Tattoo

 

Savvy Seconds

Savvy Seconds

 

La Tortuga's patio

La Tortuga’s patio

 

Kismet (fate?)

Kismet (fate?)

 

Santiago's (good burritos!)

Santiago’s (good burritos!)

 

Main street building emblem

Main street building emblem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “November 3 — SW of 3rd and Main

  1. I love your Longmont Streetwalker blog! Had a comment about Kismet. It is a hair salon and alternative healing studio. It has a lovely flower garden behind the fence.

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