After breakfast I left the hotel and headed towards the walk start.
|Fall decor in the garden along the hotel walkway|
Here's the first one I found.
I also found "pelicans" here. These appear to the types of sculpture a city picks and then subsequently the figures are auctioned for some type of charity. In any event the pelicans are cute.
Soon I turned left towards Main Street and then a right turn brought me to the cathedral in LaCrosse. This is St. Joseph the Workman church.
The route map advised seeing if the church was open, so that one might see the windows. I got lucky. No only was the church open but it was empty. I could wander around as I liked without disturbing any worshiper. And the windows are indeed something.
Here is one.
The view below shows a portion of one side of the church.
I turned to leave and saw this.
|Main Door --Exterior View|
The route took me next through the historic district of LaCrosse. My map explained the building below, the John Vogel, is the oldest building in the district.
I very much liked this sculpture.
Here are some views.
|For the sister city in China|
|For the sister city in Germany|
|For the sister city of Dubna, Russia|
|Painting in the dome|
The walk here got serious, hiking across a marshland. I was grateful to be doing this part of the walk on a cool October day. This would not have been fun on a hot, humid summer day.
I did find something on the trail that was entertaining.
I did find a bit of water to produce a couple of nice reflection pictures.