52 week's of Marie's Life

52 weeks captured through photos


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48. Sun Flare (Week 47)

“Your husband called – He said buy anything you want.”  ~ amusing sign I’ve found in dressing rooms ~

Gazing up through the skylight in The Mall at University Town Center, I was lucky to catch this sun flare for my blog.

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19. Horses and Humans (Week 19)

“He knows when you’re happy
He knows when you’re comfortable
He knows when you’re confident
And he always knows when you have carrots.”
~ Author Unknown ~

With the anticipation of traffic problems during the grand opening weekend of our newest local mall, The Mall at University Town Center, two dozen Manatee and Sarasota Sheriff’s office deputies were on hand to patrol mall traffic.  When I saw this pair on horseback, I pulled over and asked if they would grant permission for a photograph.

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They agreed to the photo and they told me that I was taking a picture of the best looking deputies on the force!

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4. Architecture (Week 4)

“The man who has no imagination, has no wings.” ~  Muhammad Ali ~

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Continuing with my obsession with the construction progress at the Mall at University Town Center, I recently caught these men at work. I’m trying to imagine what this can be.  Is this an entrance to the mall or perhaps a business on the out-parcel?

Meanwhile, across the street, speculation continues as to what this building is, as well.  Each detail of the architecture may be a clue.  Is that a tall open ceiling at the one end.  Is that an office lobby or a restaurant?  Will there be massive glass windows?  I hear there may be a Cheesecake Factory in our future.  Can this be it???

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34. Passage Ways (Week 3)

” The path to success is to take massive, determined action” ~ Anthony Robbins ~

I stopped by the bridge on Cattleman Rd, as I was driving through Nathan Benderson Park, to take pictures of the progress of the  new Mall at University Town Center from the southern vantage point of the lake.  Walking down the embankment, I was surprised to see a winding paved walkway.  Following it, low and behold, it continues under the bridge to the other side.  I felt as if I had just uncovered a secret!  Currently the mall is a work in progress, but the neighboring park, which aspires to be a world class rowing site, is slated to be complete in 2014, as well.

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