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A new art gallery in Valley Junction, Artisan Gallery 218

Artisan Gallery 218 has opened.  AG218 has art for all sorts of interests, tastes and budgets.  Artists displaying include a sculptor [Hilde DeBruyne], painter [Mary Kline-Misol], jeweler [Louise Mcilhon], fiber artist [Julie McCullough], vintage repurposer [Annie Temple] and myself as the photographer.  

We are open Tuesdays-Fridays, 11am-6pm, Saturdays 10a-5p, and Sundays 12n-4p [holiday hours] and look forward to seeing you there.  It's located at 218-5th Street, West Des Moines, IA. and has a Facebook page and a website address as well, Artisan Gallery 218.

For this holiday season, there are all sorts of original, locally made, gift ideas and a gift certificate would also be welcomed, no doubt.  And for this coming Small Business Saturday weekend, come in and get 10% off selected items.


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Artisan Gallery 218


Today's Image: St. Pancras Train Station

The St Pancras Train Station is where the Eurostar leaves to go to France [via the Chunnel].  It is also sort of a mall, with small shops, restaurants, and vendors of fresh fruits, veggies and cheeses, among other things.  It is also a major Metro stop.  Plus it's right next to the British Library.  The Marriott is part of it, with renovated rooms well above our price point, but with comfortable rooms as well.  We stayed here so we could easily catch the Eurostar on our last day, and it was a good decision [helped along by points earned over time].  This is an exterior view.

St Pancras Station
St Pancras

Images from our trip overseas, after our return

As a general rule, I do not post anything on blogs/FB etc. when I'm traveling, so I've just sat on all these photos of our recent trip overseas.  But now, as I work through them, thought I'd share just a few - don't worry, I won't show all 4,000 of them...nor are all worth showing anyway.  But some are interesting and representative of a time and place:

The St. Pancras Station is where the Eurostar leaves from and there's a hotel there as well, so it made sense to stay there so we could just jump on the Chunnel when we left London.  The station is a lovely collection of bricks, old wood doors and windows and lovely iron beams and such.  They are painted a light blue, but I thought this might be a more interesting black and white photo.


St Pancras Rail Station
St Pancras Rail Station [B&W]