Thursday, 24 August 2017

Take Three Thursday - Take It Outside

In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday.  

The idea is to take photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment,  by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in. What have you noticed this week?   

Have a peek at what others have found this week:
 Maggie at FarmersWifeDayByDay  
Eileen: A Bracelet of Days 


Over the last couple of weeks, we have been visiting other small communities that seem to have figured out how to invite visitors & make them feel welcome to sit & stay awhile.  One thing I particularly noticed was all the beautiful outdoor patios & not just because this is an item on the photo scavenger hunt.  Our little village is often bemoaning that there isn't any tourists or visitors.  One thing I think would help, is to have outdoor seating, cafe tables with chairs, an outdoor patio that invites visitors to linger (& spend money at our shops).  Right now our community is a drive through, people are either coming or going to the communities on other side of us.  

These are just 3 of my many favourites.  One little town had over 10 places to sit & enjoy a snack, a beverage or just a rest.



Street Side Cafe with clean matching table & chairs
Outdoor dining patio adjoining the B&B/Restaurant

Patio for a bristo

 

11 comments:

  1. The one with the blue umbrellas looks very inviting.

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    1. There were all so welcoming, not only because they were there, but clean, so you knew you could sit without fear of goo from someone else.

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  2. Granted, we're a good-sized city, but we have many options for eating outside, and I take advantage of them all summer. My favorite is one overlooking the Barge Canal in Bushnell's Basin. I love the patio in your second photo!

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    1. Thank Karen. I wish we had some lovely sitting spots in our village & we even have a river running through the middle which you would think should invite a sit down.

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  3. I hadn't thought of a patio for outside relaxing space - how daft! Equally daft that entrepreneurs in your community haven't cottoned on to the fact that a patio would be a boom to their businesses. Our patios are year-round these days (which actually I don't agree with - all those outdoor fires burning constantly during the winter...)

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    1. Boom or boon, both would be appropriate. Please do not get me started on out door fit pits running all hours all year ... I'll say no more for now.

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  4. Fifteen years ago here, you'd never have seen a pavement café; now there are lots of little corners to sit outside and cafés and restaurants are being ingenious in re-designing little spaces 'out the back' for a table and chair or two as well. I love the look of that second one - so green and spacious. But even the first, has a 'do pop in for a quick something' feel. Hoping more of it comes your way - 'drive-through' doesn't sound so welcoming. I like the unusual themes you are choosing.

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    1. Right now our little community is going through some growing pains which include a lot of youth vandalism, so I think most businesses are very reluctant to put anything out that would encourage theft and/or vandalism.

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  5. Love the theme - everything looks so inviting.

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  6. Oh, we love finding places to enjoy outdoors when we travel! Great shots!

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