Art Lover's Addition
I like driving around the neighborhoods - near & far - looking for something different to shoot. This was a surprise and a first. An over the garage art room addition - with glass for natural light.
One of the perks in having your own house is that you can add on what you want. That is, unless you live in certain gated-developments - where the council can tell you even, what color Christmas lights you can put up and what colors you can't -- among other things you can do and can't do.
If I pass by and see the owners out in the yard, I'm going to ask -- What is the story behind this interesting idea?
Art lover's Addition
Close-up of an art lovers - over the garage - art room addition. Chandeliers and candles too!
City farming - along with Roof Top Gardens. (Click on it)
Catching the Sun
Saint Felicita's Catholic Church 1526 E. 84th Street. It was a beautiful vanishing evening. I was racing to catch tall structures - facing west - being painted by a falling Sun. Since the Middle Ages, Catholic Churches were built massive and awe-inspiring. They were the tallest structures around. And even today, they can be seen towering above houses throughout the neighborhoods.
Saint Felicita's, even without a tall Steeple, can be seen above houses as you drive up & down Stony Island. I like its different architecture. I liked catching its face, with a single Cross, in the Sun, under a Sky peppered with clouds. (Click)
All over Chicago, there are Railroad underpasses. And when you sit in your car waiting on a train pulling way over 100 boxcars - you're thinking that there should have been one more right here.
It's only natural that there are so many underpasses. Chicago was once the major Railroad hub in the Midwest and as the Country expanded - Chicago was the major Railroad hub in the Country.
You know the saying - all roads lead to Rome. Well at one time mostly all Rail lines led to Chicago. They were coming from the east going west, the west going east and to & from the rest of the States.
This underpass consist of tracks heading out of Chicago - the ones with the boxcars on it - and the near tracks have a train going to Chicago, which is on its way as I'm taking this shot. Around 90th Street, 4 blocks east of Halstead.
Trucking into Nite
Its been a long day and even at 8:05 pm there is about 30 minutes of daylight left. (I luv it ) I don't know whether truckers prefer day driving & scenery or night driving with less traffic. I always have thoughts about my shots - before & after.
No more breaker, breaker - I'm guessing that Satellite Radio must make the job more enjoyable and less lonely. I know it has made long driving trips more enjoyable for me, as well as just driving around Chicago. Then again, maybe it's not lonely for most truckers --- being on the open road, breathing fresh air, able to reflect about things important and unimportant, not working around annoying people and working with the boss looking over your shoulders. Even working for a Company - on the road - you're sort of your own boss. You know what you have to do and you're doing it. Of course, many truckers own their own Cab and from the beginning love what they're doing.
Between Smart phones and Satellite radio -there's every genre of music, sports shows, sports, national talk shows, public radio, cable national news broadcasts and much more. None of them fade out from City to City or State to State.
Technology is great, but my basement is full of old stuff - new & great in its day - that time has passed by. I don't know how to get rid of most of it because some of it still works.
The Sky is always changing. That is why it is so magnetic to us Sky-watchers. For most of the day the Sky was nearly bald, as the expression goes - you know, empty of clouds. However, in the early evening - from wherever that place is that they were hiding - the clouds began to emerge into the blue. And as the evening minutes accumulated, the Sky changed. The horizons - in every direction - were full of mixed clouds.
July has those long hours of daylight - which made a spectacular, technicolor late evening. The Sunrays were lightening up everything it shined on and the Skies were peppered with those high beautiful clouds. There was no way for me not to stop and try to capture the Sky, trees, houses and the whole the scene.
So I pulled off Stony Island turning east on 82nd Street and I shot the Skies above the roofs of these three tall houses.
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College is a Liberal Arts College specializing in Arts and Media Disciplines. This is Sherwood Conservatory 1312 South Michigan Ave - (Music Building) Columbia College has other buildings in the South Loop: 1104 South Wabash - 623 South Wabash - 624 south Michigan - Alexandroff Campus - and Congress campus at 33 Congress Parkway. Here's just a few of the Majors offered.
Photography -- Photo journalism -- Radio -- Television -- Creative Writing -- Journalism -- Theatre -- Fashion Studies -- Film Making -- Game Art -- Communication -- Marketing -- Computer Animation -- Music -- Musical Theatre -- Music Business -- Music technology -- Acting -- Advertising -- and a good number of other majors in the Arts & Media Fields.
Porch Lamp in Shadows
Drawn to the colors of this attractive house. The colors of the flower-touch matched the bricks and a porch lamp shined in the shadows. Drive-by shooting on South Shore Drive around the bend, around 7200 South.