Apple Shots #1: Photos from Appleton, WI
Appleton is a beautiful area. So is the surrounding Fox Valley. Here is the first and oldest of many pages of "Apple Shots." Check them all out to get a feel for waht a great place Appleton is. All photos are copyright Jeff Lindsay, 2003-2010. Scroll down on the left to see links to other Apple Shots pages, such as Apple Shots #3, Apple Shots #7, or Apple Shots #16.
Downtown Appleton at dusk, summer of 2006.
A view of the famous Ring Dance sculpture and fountain in Appleton's lovely City Park, photographed during an Art in the Park event in July 2005.
The impressive Performing Arts Center at night. (June 2003)
Two of the many lion sculpures around the Fox Valley, celebrating the Broadway musical, The Lion King, that came to Appleton's Performing Arts Center in 2008. For a small town in the Midwest to score a booking of this much sought-after show is a trubute to Appleton's reputation for the arts and to the success of our beautiful Performing Arts Center.
Sunset on Little Lake Butte des Morts, the lake formed as the waters of Lake Winnebago narrow to form the Fox River that flows through my beautiful town of Appleton, Wisconsin. This beautiful lake is one of my favorite places in the Fox Valley. I drive over it almost every day. The photo was taken from the Menasha shore at the 9th Street boat access area, south of the Highway 441 bridge across the lake. Photo taken on a magical evening in Sept. 2009.
City Center Plaza on College Avenue, Sept. 4, 2004.
A Hmong man prepares bouquets of flowers at the farmers market, Aug. 6, 2005. We have the best farmers markets in the Midwest! (Well, Madison, Wisconsin might make the same claim with even more accuracy).
A view from Menasha of the Highway 441 bridge across Little Lake Butte des Morts, July 2005.
The Houdini Historical Center in downtown Appleton, viewed at night during early 2006.
Reid Golf Course in southern Appleton, viewed late 2005.
A Hmong booth at the farmers market on College Avenue, Sept. 4, 2004, featured two interesting mirrors.
A relative of mine swinging at Peabody Park in Appleton, July 2004.
An old locomotive engine preserved at Telulah Park in Appleton.
Dallas Anderson's Ring Dance sculpture in City Park is a favorite place for prom photos. This is a special friend of ours who kindly invited me to do some photography for her in May 2007.
View of City Center (administrative offices) and the Avenue Mall, looking east on College Avenue. (July 2003)
A view of a skywalk and buildings in downtown Appleton, looking west on College Avenue. (June 2003)
Another view down College Avenue. (June 2003)
Sunset along a shore of the Fox River, as viewed from the Memorial Street Bridge. (July 2003)
This fountain at City Park features a sculpture of children dancing.he sculpture, "Rain Dance" by Dallas Anderson, may be Appleton's most famous scene. It's a masterful work of art as well. (July 2003)
A peek at Jones Park, as viewed from beneath the Memorial Street Bridge. (July 2003)
Memorial Chapel at Lawrence University, where numerous concerts are held (July 2003).
The cupola on this building at Lawrence University is a major Appleton landmark. (July 2003)
Houdini Plaza in downtown Appleton, with the magical sculpture "Metamorphosis." (July 2003)
"Oracle" by Dmitri Hadzi is a prominent sculpture on the south side of downtown Appleton. (July 2003)
Appleton hosts a number of farmers markets on weekends during the summer. This is on a Saturday morning in August, 2003.