Monday, August 18, 2014

Beyond the Rally

Welcome back to South Dakota for Sunday In My City.
Last week I gave you a look at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which is about a half hour from where I live.

Unknown Mami

It occurred to me that towns like people can find themselves defined by a single aspect unless we choose to see past that one aspect and look for more. For years now any time I heard the name Sturgis all I thought of was the motorcycle rally. I never thought a visit to Sturgis would reveal a town rich in history and scattered with interesting architecture. So today I would like to share a bit of Sturgis beyond the rally. 

My visit was very short so I didn't get a lot of shots outside of the rally. On my walk from where I parked to the main street I passed a number of well kept beautiful old homes. The varied architectural styles had me wondering about the history behind the homes and the people who built them. There were a few iron and stone fences like the one below that looked to be turn of the century in style and construction and hinted at some rather affluent residents. 

The town may be small but some of older homes are certainly not small. None along my route were huge but they were decent size like this one that is now a flower shop. I do believe this house would have been eye catching even without the vivid color scheme.

I hope you have enjoyed this little glimpse of the town. I don't know when I will get a chance to go back and explore the town more, but I am hoping it will be before winter comes.


William Kendall said...

That flower shop is just right!

Claudya Martinez said...

That flower shop is all kinds of joy.

Jack said...

Yeah, they are pretty, but they don't really compare with bare-breasted women with body paint.

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