I spent my Saturday in the charming town of Waseca, Minnesota. Their annual Chautauqua was underway, a modest community get-together:
Northern Drawl played some somber folk story-songs.
The expressive Joan Mooney was the main organizer and MC.
After a while, I took a stroll through town, this ivy-covered manse was a standout:
The imposing courthouse was equally impressive:
This art deco signage caught my eye:
And the bar behind the sign was an authentic survivor of the 1930s:
A little sepia-toning on my part helped tone down the modern signage:
Walking through the neighborhood, I spotted this classic Italianate tri-plex for sale:
Back at the Chautauqua, a jazzy trio played an eclectic mix of tunes:
Julie Johnson and the No-Accounts
And the stories being told in the crowd were the best entertainment of all: