University Of Chicago
Silhouetted by a descending Sun -- Looking like Castles on the Continent "Westeros" (Game of Thrones)
Sunlit Guitar Player
Electric Guitar:The top of a tall statue -- in the living color of the evening Sun -- 47th & King Drive.
The Electric Guitar
"Over my head, I hear music in the air" -- In B&W, the tall statue at 47th & King Drive.
June's Golden Guest
"When June comes dancing O'er the death of May / With scarlet roses tinting her green breast / And mating thrushes ushering in her day / And Earth on tiptoe for her golden guest" --- the first verse of the poem -- A Memory Of June -- by Claude McKay -- one of the premier Poets of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s in New York City.
Method Products Company. On the Company's sign, is this quote, "Made By And For People Against Dirty" I watched this building go up. As you can see, no tall smoke-stacks, but a Wind-Tower, Solar-Panels on the grounds and pictures of their products on those colorful awnings. A very attractive building for this new Century. I buy a lot of their products from Target -- they're very good. 720 East 111th Street in Pullman.
A gathering of Siblings on an afternoon at the Lakefront near 39th Street.
This was in the dirt across the side-walk right before crossing the bridge on 95th.
Distant Water Tower
I wonder what they're actually used for these days. This is in the South Loop. I used B&W because these old water-towers remind me of early Chicago and other Cities -- big & small, where they were plentiful.
Little League USA
When I took this shot, there were no sounds of balls against wood -- no sounds of a small fist slapping into a glove -- no sounds of little guys huffing & puffing around bases as teammates are up on their feet with their voices loudly cheering the runner on. On this day the dug-out and the stands are empty. Empty of classmates, friends, parents, grandparents -- but soon the games for the real boys of Summer will begin. I turned around to take this shot because, to me, it was a portrait of a small-town Little League field that represents "the game" and "the pass-time" of Sports in the USA long before football and basketball were invented.
Last Rays on Gold
Statue of the Republic -- Cumulus Clouds -- in the last sun-rays of the evening. Jackson Park. All 365 days have an evening. But every evening is not a memorable evening. I remember the ambience of this evening. It was a Spiritual evening. One of those evenings, especially in the Park, when I feel that I'm in the "Church of Open Spaces."