Mini-Break in Omaha, Nebraska

Today we’re enjoying a short break (two nights in the same hotel!) in the Old Market area of downtown Omaha, Nebraska:

Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska

The Old Market area is reputedly the most picturesque part of downtown Omaha,  and this is the cutest part of Old Market:

Old Market, Omaha
Old Market, Omaha

I’m afraid the shot is a bit cockeyed, because I was terrified someone was going to pop out and yell at me. This little nook is so popular with photographers, there’s an involved, semi-hostile sign limiting photography to one hour a day even for “amateurs, grandmothers, moms, dads, etc.” and I was half an hour beyond the photo window. I think it means for wedding and graduation photos and the like, since it also lists various forbidden activities like moving the plants and reminds the reader that this is not a studio, but it had me shaking in my shoes.

The angular geometry of the urban landscape catches my attention most before the trees leaf out. Although it’s the first day of Spring, the only sign of that here is the blue sky:

Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska

Definitely grateful for the blue sky, though, and the warmth, and my slightly improved health that allowed me to stroll a few blocks in public without people crossing to the other side of the street–at least until they heard me cough!

4 thoughts on “Mini-Break in Omaha, Nebraska”

  1. As you know I hail from Omaha– and have actually eaten at Trini’s–reminds me to visit the Old Market my next trip back–haven’t been in a long while. Glad to hear you are on the mend!

    1. I’m not sure I did know that! People here are certainly friendly. A woman at a stoplight actually hung out the window of her friend’s car to yell to me that she LOVED my scarf.

      1. I know, right? We couldn’t really rush this part, though, since we’re meeting Courtney and the girls in Des Moines tonight–I’m SURE there will be a post — but after this the pace picks up. We have a flight to Paris from Boston on Wednesday.

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