December 13, 2015
FIRE & ICE
This picture was taken last December from the Crown Center Hotel, overlooking the Crown Center Ice Rink. A holiday tradition for many, it reminded me of the activity of life in downtown Bloomington, Illinois, the location of the Woolen Mill Store (the namesake for this site). While they didn't have an ice rink downtown (save for the parking lots on occasion), it was very much a central point of activity, particularly during the holidays. The privileges accorded family of a business along Main street gave you access to heated second floor viewing of the Christmas parade.
The Topaz filter I used for this picture lit up the two tree's in the lower left, hence the Fire & Ice caption.