Boys in Blue
Police Mounted Patrol training. Stables for the Horses of the Chicago Mounted Patrols are located at the entrance of the South Shore Cultural Center. This large enclosed circling training track is located in the rear of the Center. This is the first time, I've ever witness the Officers training. On this day there were three male trainees and one female Officer. Although, I don't think it's necessary to be PC and change the expression to Persons in Blue. But, we should all recognize that there are many Female Officers among Chicago's Finest.
Barking Out Orders
Mounted Patrols Police training. The orders and terminology were very military-like.
Mounted Patrols Police training track.
Circling the Course
Mounted Patrols Police training. After performing certain formations, as done in boot-camps, the group would slowly circle the track several times.
In the evening ambience, the Gulls were flying around -- climbing, diving, looping -- as in a frenzy of joy. Maybe their happiness is in knowing that the Lakeside Development is cancelled, for now. And they are free to roam the skies, sit lakeside in the warm sand, perch on giant walls, still standing. Gulls just being free and enjoying Nature among these ruins, without the sounds of big trucks, earth-movers, the hustle-bustle noises of one of man's major building projects.
You'll walk a little to find this, nearly hidden, Pond behind sand dunes at South Shore Cultural Center Beach.
Pads & Gold
And reeds in the Pondlet behind sand dunes at South Shore Cultural Center Beach.
A Mystical Rose
"If I say your voice is an amber waterfall in which I yearn to burn each day, / if you eat my mouth like a mystical rose with powers of healing and damnation, / If I confess that your body is the only civilization I long to experience... would it mean that we are close to knowing something about love?" --- by Poet Aberjhani, from Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black.
Puddles on the Beach
A lone Gull struts among puddles & washed-up tide. Beach off of 75th Street.
View of a Farm
Nice to not be driving for a change. Shot from the Highway while heading to Sunrise Greenhouse in Grant Park, Illinois.