Today I went to a movie at 11:00. It was All is Lost - the Robert Redford movie about a man who is stranded in the Indian Ocean.
After the movie I drove through downtown Des Moines. It was a beautiful fall day with a bright blue sky.
I noticed this rather large garden trowel in front of one of office buildings.
I pulled off to take a picture of it. Looking towards the sculpture garden on the west side of downtown, I liked the curves along the sidewalk.
Walking towards the park, I first noticed these three happy looking dancers. Even if it had been a cloudy day they would brighter it up.
Here is a closer look at the white sculpture in the background.
If you look closer you will see he is comprised of letters.
This red sculpture is one of my favourites - but I like red.
I noticed this balcony on a building. It seemed rather unusual. I liked it but it just seemed rather contemporary and somewhat bold.
Here is a closer view.
I stopped at an old downtown hotel that has always been a favourite of mine.
They still have phone booths.
I liked this little area off from the lobby. It is a sitting room and, at one time, a smoking room. They don't smoke in the hotel any longer but they still have these wonderful posters.
Driving back to the interstate I drove by this well known church. It is a Catholic cathedral.
Some times the best afternoons are the ones where you do nothing special. Then again, watching a good movie and taking in some of the sights on a beautiful fall day is pretty special.