Rose Window at Loome
This bookstore in Stillwater, Minnesota specializes in “providing discerning readers with hard-to-find scholarly and classic Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, and related books…” The panotour you see here will be serving as a memorial of sorts to the bookstore housed in an old church. The owners are moving the business to a new location in the late fall of 2012. The church building is located in the quaint town of Stillwater in the St. Croix River Valley just east of St. Paul, Minnesota. I feel very fortunate to have come across this bookstore before they moved. Quite a unique place. Hopefully, some day I will make it to their new location also.
Fausto has been working in his downtown Cincinnati, Ohio shop since 1957. I thought it was interesting that there were still banners from his 50th anniversary year in 2007, 4 years ago. He is also an accomplished musician with skills in playing the accordion, mandolin, guitar and clarinet. He is rather comfortable in front of the camera as over the years numerous newspaper and TV stories have featured him and his shop.
Just a hour before LeBron James announced his “decision” to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat during a much hyped 1 hour TV special, fans are milling around outside “Harry Buffalo” in downtown Cleveland signing the “Witness Mobile”
The "Witness Mobile"
I got a few panos while on a quick trip through Cleveland. Here is the Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument and E 4th St area.
East 4th Street
Their website says “The World’s Greatest Outdoor Bookstore” and perhaps it is. There aren’t too many outdoor bookstores in my neck of the woods (Cincinnati). I certainly recommend checking it out if you are in the neighborhood of Ojai, California. Very cool indeed. You may even spy a “celebrity” or two while there. They have a huge supply of books ranging from the 35 cent honor system books that line the bookshelves out on the sidewalk to rare out-of-print first editions.
Honor system explained on sign
Another architectural shoot that I did for DEI Inc.