Chattanooga Daily Photo

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Rush

This place just opened near me. A few days ago I had a picture of an oxygen bar spa where you could get a massage and aroma therapy. Maybe a good place to go after you go here!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


This may look like an isolated country road, but it's actually a busy shortcut. The school buses use it to get from the high school to the middle school otherwise they would have to take two sharp turns. I use it because it bypasses the traffic and congestion in front of the middle school. This part of the road is one way but it turns into a two way road farther up and doesn't get any wider!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Back to School

Sorry for the interruption in service. I spent the weekend taking my oldest son to Middle Tennessee State University. He just started his freshmen year and is living in a dorm. Here's a picture I took of the football stadium where the Blue Raiders play in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Tomorrow I should be once again featuring Chattanooga--if Blogger cooperates. It didn't want to let me upload earlier today.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Civil War gear

More Civil War reenactors. They set out their gear for their encampment. I have to admire them for their dedication. I could never do anything like that. I like my creature comforts too much!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Stained glass

I took this picture of one of the stained glass windows at the church where I work.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Oxygen Bar

For only $20.00 + tax you will receive a 20 minute session of oxygen infused
in aromatherapy along with a relaxing massage - for a "spa" like experience.
That's what it says on their web site. I haven't tried it yet, but I thought seeing an "oxygen bar" at a mall rated a picture.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Chattanooga Fire Rescue in action

I came upon this scene and as usual snapped a picture as I was driving. And as usual, my teenage son had a fit because I'm always taking pictures--whether or not I'm driving.

Anyway, you can obviously see the fire truck but it you look closely at the white pick up truck (you may have to click on to enlarge the picture) you can see it had caught on fire. No one was injured but it did make a mess of traffic for a while.

Monday, August 21, 2006

WW II Alligator

I have been unable to find out why this WW II tank is park by the side of a small strip mall near my house. It's always been there. It's just another one of the interesting things I came across and never really paid much attention to before I started the DP blog. Now I'm definitely more aware of my surroundings. Of course that doesn't necessarily mean I can explain things!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Musical Word Play

I thought the name of this shop was clever. Sorry the picture isn't the best, I snapped a quick shot as I was driving.

Friday, August 18, 2006

A misty morning

I came across these geese this morning after dropping my son off at school. While still in the school parking lot, I saw them flying in their V formation but never suspected they had landed nearby.

If these aren't enough geese, check out Alexandria Daily Photo and Marie's geese series.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Ruby Falls

I decided to post a tourist picture today. Ruby Falls is one of Chattanooga's tourist attractions. It's an underground waterfall. Not unique but a fun attraction. We went when we first moved here but have not been recently so I don't have pictures but you can see some on their website.
You take an elevator down to the cave and walk for a bit before you come into the "room" where the waterfall is located.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Gone to the dogs

There are doggy bakeries, groomers and I even had a picture of some doggy strollers. This is a doggy day care. Do they have these in other parts of the country? Or is this unique to Chattanooga? I can't imagine that it would be but you never know.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Road hazards

This isn't the best picture because I was driving and I was trying to stay away from this truck. You may have to click on the picture to see it more clearly but that big red steel ball and hook hanging from the back of this truck was not secured in any way and bouncing back and forth like a pendulum. It would have been comical if not for the danger. Cars were speeding up and/or slowing down to stay out of his way. At first I couldn't understand the reason for the car ballet but when I got closer I saw it and did my best to stay clear.

Monday, August 14, 2006

First Day of School

I took this picture this morning of kids getting on the school bus. Today is the first day of school in Hamilton County. I know this seems early to other parts of the country but some schools in nearby counties and north Georgia have already started.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Drivers, start your engines!

No, these aren't race cars but they looked like they were ready to race. They're combination baby stroller and shopping cart and you can rent them at the mall.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

A sign of autumn

I have been posting summertime pictures recently but this one is a sure sign that autumn is just around the corner. A football game. These are middle school kids playing on Saturday.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Imax Theater

The Imax Theater is located downtown next to the Tennessee Aquarium and you can get a discount by purchasing your tickets together. The last thing I saw at the Imax was a movie about an American fighter pilot and Operation Red Flag exercises. For more info about the Imax you can look here.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Just how many international students do they have?

You may have to click on the picture to get the bigger one to read this sign. I couldn't resist taking this picture. Is the International part overdoing it just a bit? I mean, they're located in a strip mall next to the dollar store!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Another summer shot!

I really feel like summer is coming to an end despite the scorching tempatures because the kids are heading off to school in a few days. Here's another picture that's about summer--the ice cream truck and kids lined up to buy the frozen treats.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Summertime and the living is easy

I took this picture at the entrance to one of our grocery stores. I thought it really captured the essence of summer--at least for me. Outdoor seating, tropical plants and watermelons. Lots and lots of watermelons. Unfortunately. the melons this summer haven't been the best. Neither has the corn. They say it's lack of rain.

Monday, August 07, 2006

View from Incline Railway Station

Here's the view of Chattanooga from the Incline Railway Station on top of Lookout Mountain. I'm sorry the picture is so hazy but the air quality this summer has been bad. Like most of the country right not, we are in the midst of a heat wave. The weatherman said today that the temperature has exceeded 95 degrees farenheit (35 celsius) every day for the past 6 days.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Incline Railway Station at the top

Here's a picture of the Incline Railway Station at the top of Lookout Mountain. You can see there are viewing platforms. Tomorrow I'll post a picture of the valley taken from the platform.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

The Incline Railway

I took this picture of the Incline Railway from the station atop Lookout Mountain. It's on its way back down the mountain. In case you're wondering, the workers at the back of the car are greasing the cables. It works on a pulley system. The car traveling down pulls the other car up the hill.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Rooftop bar

The Tortilla Factory is located in downtown Chattanooga and it features a rooftop bar. I haven't eaten there--yet, but I think the rooftop bar looks like fun.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Who is in charge of counting?

Every time I pass by this place I can't help but wonder how they decided upon a name for this store and if anyone ever counted them. If I asked, do you think they would count them for me?

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Donation drop off boxes

These boxes are scattered around the city and they can come in handy during a spring cleaning frenzy and I have stuff that's too good to toss into the trash but I don't want it any longer. The items are resold in stores with the money going for charity. Unfortunately, people also use them as a dumpster, tossing unusable trash. They also dump unusable large items outside the box. In some places the boxes had to be removed. I hope the few people who abuse these don't spoil it for the rest of us.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

DP Theme Day

Today is DP Theme Day and the theme is a picture of ourselves at one of our favorite places. I'm at Panera Bread, a bakery and retstaurant with wonderful breads, sandwiches and bagels. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor dining and free wireless internet. My favorite for lunch is their chicken salad on semolina bread and my favorite bagel is their wonderful cinnamon crunch bagels.

Please visit the other DP sites participating in today's theme day!
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