Sunday, July 15, 2007

Mackinac Island-I

Mackinac Island

From Mackinac City, we took a short ferry ride to Mackinac Island (pronounced as Mackinaw: yes,you guessed it right, it's the French connexion :D) A popular attraction in summer, there were plenty of tourists like us, all happy exploring the history and scenic beauty of the place. I like my getaways quieter and more secluded but it makes for great people-watching opportunities. And seeing all those happy faces around only adds to your own happiness :)

There's been a ban on automobiles since 1898, the major mode of transportation being bicycles and horse-drawn carriages.

Bike rentals

Horse Carriage

28 comments:

Chad Oneil said...

The "Bikes on the Building" image really caught my attention. Great find!

suramya said...

did you take the horse drawn carriage or the bicycles??? thats a clever advertisement for their bikes, bound to catch attention.

laurel said...

After living in Miami for a few years, I love the idea of a land with NO cars!

Nikon said...

Looks like a great place to take a summer vacation to. The bikes on the wall is a very nice shot :)

Moi said...

Su : we worked up our appetite by first biking around the place a little, had our tummy fill and then took a guided tour on a carriage......:)

photowannabe said...

I have always wanted to visit the island. What beautiful country. Love the bikes on the wall.

{H} creatives said...

Nice capture of these scenes, moi! Beautiful place, Mackinac Island! Hope to be able to visit there someday....nice!

p.s. thanks for visiting be on my p-blog and your encouraging comments..Cheers!

RUTH said...

How fascinating...somewhere without cars! Bet it 's a wonderful place to visit.

Nazzareno said...

That beautiful series of photo. I do not know where to watch...

mrsnesbitt said...

This has inspired me in my quest for clean lines in the home!
I am on a mission.......no clutter!
Dxx

ruth said...

Oh yay! Mackinac Island. I haven't been there in a few years, and I know what you mean about it being a busy place with tourists, but it's fun. Love that bicycle shop with the bikes on the wall. Nice photos!

And no, I hadn't tried the paint cans in B&W, good idea. It might be ironic with the Martha Stewart can that reads "colors."

Ash said...

Love the second shot. Interesting!

Lori said...

I love the shot with the bicycles on the wall! Your photos make me want to visit this place. It sounds lovely!

isabella said...

Thanks for the photos! I haven't been there in years...

So, did you stay at the Grand Hotel (and lounged on the world's longest porch)?

JoAnn-NL said...

Hi Moi, Thanks again for such fantastic shots, its like I'm travelling with you...I like the bike-kind-of-picture , i did not know that you were having bikes there too.

Do you have a laptop with you? I am leaving soon also, but I/m afraid I cannot illustrate my travel stories with photo's,( or can't even post stories either) I am depending on Internet-cafe's , so when you miss me ( my photo's) you know why....

Have a great trip!!

Still said...

I like a lot your second image. This bikes seems to dream to became air plane in a future life!

Wendy said...

The way they've hung the bikes is attention grabbing. Nice shots.

Nikon said...

The last shot - with the "scalloped" awning is a nice one, too.

Anna said...

I am with Chad....love the bikes. What a cool place!

Radha said...

pretty pictures!

Sarad said...

Reminds me of ET. Do those bikes fly :-)

Nabeel said...

lol, very cool setup of bicycles. the concept has motion: the journey of this bike.

Cris said...

Awesome! Cool bikes, like ET!

Neva said...

I LOVE this picture with the bikes....very cool.

JAM said...

I love the top one with the bikes on the wall of the building.

I wish Florida were more conducive to cycling, but there are very few cycling lanes and the bicycle commuters that I know are hearty souls who have many stories of being run off the road and cursed just for daring to ride on the streets.

pedro cardona said...

good and funny shots :-D

best wishes

pedro cardona said...

good and funny shots :-D

best wishes

maria said...

Oh how I long for a place with no car. I must go there, at least once in my lifetime.

Thanks for posting those gorgeous pictures. I think you have the "eye" for photograh.

Marie