It looks like I take leave from wildlife photography. Not really. My eyes and ears are always open for any critter that crosses my way. But there is not so much going on in August and I like to try other things as well.
This door of an older house in Dubuque caught my attention today. I don't know how old it is, but its rotten charm pleased my eye. I grew up in Bautzen, an over 1000 years old city in the Southeast of Germany. It is known for its old buildings, towers, and churches. Some are way over 500 years old. Looking at old structures, living in them, and living around them was nothing unusual for us. Modern life and preservation seemed always be compatible. After living in Eastern Iowa for almost seven years now I think I appreciate these old things on a totally new level because they are not abundant here. This old door said something about craftsmanship and I think it was worth the click.