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Thursday, June 11, 2009

'Best In Sky'


I took this lofty sky view in Owatonna in southern Minnesota a couple of Sundays ago. In a perfect blue sky, cottony clouds floated above the fairground buildings. The fairgrounds itself has an interesting history:

The first fair in Steele County was held on October 17, 1860. Premiums were awarded in categories such as "best 6 yoke of working oxen", "best butter churn", and "best wagon made in county".After the start of the Civil War the fair was not held again until 1871. That year it was held on a pasture on Main Street, and until 1917 was held at various locations in the community. In 1883 to 1927 the Minnesota State Fair was held in town; special trains brought crowds from the rest of the state. By 1927 the fair became a "free fair" with no admission charged.The 1930's brought auto racing and grandstand stage shows with chorus lines. [Wikipedia]
See more local sky views from all over the world at Skywatch Friday.

16 comments:

RuneE said...

I was fascinated by those "towers" on the top of the building. It gave a sense of the abstract to the picture.

Guy D said...

Very unique, I like this shot alot.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Pretty Life Online said...

great catch for sky watch! God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be..... Mine's up too hope you can drop by... Have a great weekend!

Carol said...

Nice shot...beautiful blue sky...

Linda Jacobs said...

A perefect sky for going to the fair!

Bren said...

Sorry I have not visited in a while. LOve your Friday Post. I still have you marked as one of my favorite blogs. Hope you are loving the end of SPring!

Eric(NL) said...

Lovely sky here,nice contrast with the building...

Well done.

Have a nice Skywatch Friday!!

Gunilla said...

Lovely blue sky and that fantastic clouds.

Have a great weekend

Gunilla in Sweden

Ana said...

cool shot noni;)

jabblog said...

I like the contrast between the building and the sky - very interesting shot.

MJ said...

Great roof-top shot. It's been years since I've been through "Oh, what a town!" (as our friend used to call it.) Your blog is beautiful & thanks for visiting mine. :-)

Daryl said...

Love those air duct thingies and that sky ... what a perfect combo!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Interesting perspective with the building and the 'tower things' on it. Very cool. Lovely blue sky, too.

~Lisa

fishing guy said...

Noni: What a neat view of the sky over the air vents, nicely captured.

Femin Susan said...

I also enjoy the sky watch...

Arija said...

Really nice composition Noni.