Thursday, June 30, 2011

Project365: Day 180 - Moving the Barn

Day 180 - Moving the Barn by Tim Bungert
Day 180 - Moving the Barn, a photo by Tim Bungert on Flickr.
The Maplenol Dairy Barn was removed from its foundations, loaded onto a gigantic truck, and moved to a new location today. The barn was moved to make space for an addition to Valley High School.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Project365: Day 178 - Cake

Day 178 - Cake by Tim Bungert
Day 178 - Cake, a photo by Tim Bungert on Flickr.
My fiancee's office threw her a bridal shower and sent the remainder of the cake home with her.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Project365: Day 177 - Crystal

Day 177 - Crystal by Tim Bungert
Day 177 - Crystal, a photo by Tim Bungert on Flickr.

Project365: Day 176 - Happy Couple

Day 176 - Happy Couple by Tim Bungert
Day 176 - Happy Couple, a photo by Tim Bungert on Flickr.

One of the engagement photos I shot for my brother and future sister-in-law.

Project365: Day 175 - Chemistry

Day 175 - Chemistry by Tim Bungert
Day 175 - Chemistry, a photo by Tim Bungert on Flickr.

The Chemistry Building at the University of Iowa. My firm just completed a number of renovation projects in this beautiful old campus building.

Project365: Day 174 - Sunset over Blue Heron Lake

After a week of constantly cloudy weather, the sun came out long enough for a beautiful sunset this evening.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Project365: Day 172 - Shelter for Swallows

A pair of barn swallows hiding from the approaching thunderstorm underneath the stairs.

Project365: Day 171 - Rushing Water

Day 171 - Rushing Water by Tim Bungert
Day 171 - Rushing Water, a photo by Tim Bungert on Flickr.
As the rains poured down this week, creeks and rivers throughout Central Iowa have risen and are flowing much faster than usual.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Project365: Day 170 - High Trestle Trail

The High Trestle Trail, a new bike trail with an amazing bridge, opened just north of Des Moines earlier this year. I finally had the opportunity to head up and ride a part of the trail this weekend.

The 26-mile trail connects the towns of Ankeny, Sheldahl, Slater, Madrid, and Woodward. The signature feature of the trail is the 1/2 mile long High Trestle Bridge over the Des Moines River. The bridge deck is about 130 feet above the water below.

Day 170 - High Trestle Trail 1

Day 170 - High Trestle Trail 2

Day 170 - High Trestle Trail 3

We got on the trail in Madrid and rode to the west end of the trail at Woodward. Our round trip distance was just under 13 miles. I'm hoping to come back up later this summer and ride the entire trail from end to end. The trail is connected to the other 670 miles of bike trails in Central Iowa, so I'm sure I could make a REALLY long day trip out of it and start my ride from home!

Project365: Day 169 - Snookies

Day 169 - Snookies by Tim Bungert
Day 169 - Snookies, a photo by Tim Bungert on Flickr.

Snookies Malt Shop in the Beaverdale Neighborhood of Des Moines is the best place in town for some ice cream at the end of a hot summer day.

Project365: Day 168 - Atrium

Day 168 - Atrium by Tim Bungert
Day 168 - Atrium, a photo by Tim Bungert on Flickr.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Project365: Day 167 - Hawkeye Insurance

It's been quite some time since I did a local history lesson with my photo of the day. Today was the first Iowa Architectural Foundation Downtown Walking Tour of the summer, so what better day for a little Des Moines' architectural history?!

The Hawkeye Insurance Building, designed by local architect William Foster, was completed in 1872. It is the oldest remaining commercial building in Downtown Des Moines.

The Hawkeye Insurance Company was the first successful casualty insurance company in Des Moines. It was founded by Ebenezer J. Ingersoll, who has a major road in town named after him.

The building was renovated into the Hawkeye Hotel in 1957, then into apartments in the 1960s. In 1985, the building exterior was restored and the interior was converted back to offices.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Project365: Day 165 - Goldsworthy

Day 165 - Goldsworthy by Tim Bungert
Day 165 - Goldsworthy, a photo by Tim Bungert on Flickr.
"Three Cairns" by Andy Goldsworthy at the Des Moines Art Center.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Project365: Day 156 - Moonlight in the Trees

Project365: Day 155 - Asparagus

Day 155 - Asparagus by Tim Bungert
Day 155 - Asparagus, a photo by Tim Bungert on Flickr.

I love Farmers Market vegetables. And I love grilled asparagus.

Project365: Day 154 - Relay for Life

Day 154 - Relay for Life by Tim Bungert
Day 154 - Relay for Life, a photo by Tim Bungert on Flickr.

Relay for Life participants walk in silence during on the Luminaria Lap as they remember loved ones who have lost their battles with cancer.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Project365: Day 153 - Hoist Cable

Day 153 - Hoist Cable by Tim Bungert
Day 153 - Hoist Cable, a photo by Tim Bungert on Flickr.

One of the cables for the elevators in the Des Moines Building. The building has been abandoned for some time. This was taken on a tour of the building hosted by the City of Des Moines to allow developers, contractors, and architects to view the building in preparation for redevelopment proposals.

Project365: Day 152 - Floral Sunset

Day 152 - Floral Sunset by Tim Bungert
Day 152 - Floral Sunset, a photo by Tim Bungert on Flickr.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Project365: Day 151 - Counting Down

Day 151 - Counting Down, originally uploaded by Tim Bungert.

A calendar on the wall of an abandoned car dealership counted down the days to their last day in business.

Project365: Day 150 - Underground

Day 150 - Underground, originally uploaded by Tim Bungert.

Project365: Day 149 - Killer

Day 149 - Killer, originally uploaded by Tim Bungert.

Minnesota Twins legend Harmon Killebrew passed away on May 17, 2011. His statue outside Target Field has become a memorial surrounded by flowers, cards, and stuffed animals in Twins uniforms.

Project365: Day 148 - Lil' Snapper

Day 148 - Lil' Snapper, originally uploaded by Tim Bungert.

Project365: Day 147 - Up the Hill

Day 147 - Up the Hill, originally uploaded by Tim Bungert.