Des Moines in Black and White

I had my first trip to Des Moines after my friend insisted I accompany him there. I refused his offer in the first place but changed my mind afterwards. I brought my Diana Mini and Kodak Professional CN400 to prevent me from feeling bored. Guess what? I can’t wait to go there again!

Situated in the middle of the heart of Iowa, Des Moines is one of the most famous cities for tourists and foreigners in the United States. It is the county seat of Polk County, and has its name taken after the Des Moines River. Des Moines is one of the major centers for insurance companies and also has sizable financial services. In fact, a Business Wire article named Des Moines as the ‘number one spot for U.S insurance companies’.

There are many places that you can go to if you want to eat or just walk around and enjoy the scenery over there. Iowa is famous for its unique and beautiful buildings. There is also a famous architecture site built in Des Moines. Terrace Hill, a National Historic Landmark and Iowa Governor’s Residence, is among the best examples of American Victorian Second Empire architecture. If you want to take a visit to a zoo, there is Blank Park Zoo, which is a beautifully landscaped 22-acre zoological park located on the south side. Among the exhibits are a tropical rain forest, the Australian Outback, and Africa.

How to get there?
It’s easy and you should not worry about that. There are many cheap hotels in Des Moines and if you want to try for the luxurious one, you can try Holiday Inn or Marriott Hotel. The hotels are nice and comfortable as it provide full customer services. So, what are you waiting for? Go to Des Moines now!

written by isyraf on 2011-10-21 #places #black-and-white #location #diana-mini #kodak-professional #art-and-culture #des-moines

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