Lazy July Sunday

Today was very hot, so warm that a person doesn’t feel like doing anything. These “lazy bums” at Brighton Beach just taking it easy. We joined our friends for a picnic at Brighton Beach, it felt much cooler at the beach than it did in town. 

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Never a dull moment

We sweated at home until we decided to visit Canal Park. It was comfortable warm, but not overbearing near the water. Also going on today was a dog show lots of people and dogs on Canal Park.

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Smooth Stones

These smooth smooth, which look the came from beaches of Lake Superior are incased in frames throughout the Burns Wellness Center at the College of St. Scholastica. A person can reach and touch them. They appeared to be glued to cloth.

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Cornice on the Lonsdale building on West Superior Street

I didn’t know before I started Duluth Daily Photo that the decorate tops of buildings are called Cornice. From Wikipedia: A cornice (from the Italian cornice meaning “ledge”) is generally any horizontal decorative molding that crowns a building or furniture element – the cornice over a door or window, for instance, or the cornice around the top edge of a pedestal or along the top of an interior wall.  And they are not just for decoration, they prevent water from seeping into interior walls.  This is the Lonsdale Building, which is 8 stories high and is considered a low-rise. (It’s 9 stories high on the back over Michigan Street.

The lighter colored building next to and taller than it is the Alworth Building. I’ve never really noticed how the windows are staggered, it must be a stairwell.  The two buildings share a common entrance at the street level. The Alworth Building is 16 floors, considered a high rise and has some very elegant window at the very top. I’ve even been in the top corner office.  Here is my DDP post from Oct. 29, 2014: Detail on the Alworth Building Here is a post on my blog from March 14, 2011.  Brass door

If you want a more reliable source than Wikipedia how about the Dictionary of Architectural Terms from the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission’s Pennsylvania Architectural Field Guide, Here is what they have to say:

A cornice is the finished edge of the roof where it meets the exterior wall, of varying sizes, sometime plain, but often decorative and marked by brackets, dentils, medallions or some other decorative feature.

Parts of the finished roof edging: Cornice, Frieze, Architrave

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Tiger Lilies in bloom

The Tiger Lilies are kinda late in blooming this year. We usually have a whole bunch of them, but this year these popped up in a new spot.

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A perfect Duluth Day for a waste-free vegan treat

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Jingle dancer peers over downtown Duluth

This mural is on the side of the American Indian Community Housing Organization’s building  (AICHO) in downtown Duluth. The building is on East Second Street and Second Avenue West Much of the time when I drive by it’s partly covered by a billboard, so I can’t see the whole thing. The other day I was on the top floor of the Holiday Parking Ramp and got one of the best views I’ve ever seen of it. According to the Duluth News Tribune The mural is the artwork of Votan Ik, a Mayan from Los Angeles, and his assistant Derek Brown, a member of the Diné tribe in Arizona, and was completed in partnership with Honor the Earth. Diné is the Navajo word for “The People” and is what Europeans would say is the Navajo tribe, similarly to the the Ojibwe (or Chippewa) people around Lake Superior often use the word Anishinabe

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Enter the side entrance to Tower Hall

I liked this side entrance to Tower Hall on the College of St. Scholastica campus. Not quite as grand as the front entrance, but still pretty formal. Below is Tower Hall during the holidays, I actually think it was after Christmas. I had posted this on DDP on a previous dat.e

I had originally posted this on Jan. 8, 2026



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Rooftop garden in downtown Duluth

Anyone care to guess which building this is? It right downtown on Superior Street, next door to Mainstream Fashions For Men.

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Pretty Peonies at church gardens

The First United Methodist Church on Skyline Parkway A.K.A. “The CopperTop,” Has several gardens. I’m guessing about 7, but I might be wrong. I’m sure someone will correct me. Several members of the church take turns wedding and watering the gardens, as well as planning them. A couple of spots have benches as the parking lot is the perfect place to perch for a view of Lake Superior when the ships are heading for the canal. (We even have a butterfly garden, but that’s a post for another time.)

This is my first year volunteering to upkeep 2 of the gardens. These peonies are not in “my” spot, but they were so pretty I couldn’t help but take a photo.

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