End of the run.
Along the Sidewalk
Drive-by shooting. Big pot-of-flowers. (Click)
Panoramic Cloud Sweep
Over a serene Jackson Park Outer Harbor at 67th & Lake Shore Drive. (Click)
Round a bend in Jackson Park Lagoon. In 2015 this Lagoon was drained by the Army Corp of Engineers. It was so low that one with tall boots could walk across some parts of it. After rearranging the shorelines by dredging and removing some debris, the Lagoon is almost full again by rain water. It's all apart of the Restoration of Wooded Island, which is a 5 years project that is on going.
Rocks & Bricks
In Baskets and on a rock-wall along a walking path in a Community Garden.
Saplings protruding out of the belly of their Mother.
Break in the Gloom
Chicagoland stretches long and wide. In my area - in late afternoon and all of the evening hours - the rain was on & off like a flickering light bulb. Without Sunlight the day was dark, gloomy and gloomier as it headed for nightfall.
The gloominess affected my mood. It's not what I wanted for a day in May that is closing in on June. I had given up on getting a bright, colorful flower-shot, until I looked up at the back stairs of this 4 stories building. The colorful flowers and the Palm Tree lights cut a path straight through the gloom. I tried to get closer. I wanted a look without the electric lines, but a full display couldn't be seen. It was on the third floor. Since the bright colors, on a dark, gloomy evening had perked up my spirits, I just circled farther back in my car - so I could get a shot at this affecting, nice break in the gloom.
Theme from Cheers
OK gang let's go back. Get sentimental, reminisce. Alright sing along!
Making your way in the world today takes everything you got / Taking a break from all your worries , it sure would help a lot / Wouldn't you like to get away?
Sometimes you want to go /
Where everybody knows your name / And they're always glad you came /
You wanna be where you can see / Our troubles are all the same /
You wanna be where everybody knows your name //
Wait a minute! Hold it! -- There's always somebody who can't hold a tune. You're ruining my shot. You know who you are. The type that would mess-up "Happy Birthday" -- Next time just read along.
OK gang -- to the song voted the most popular TV show theme of all time -- One more time.
Located in Hyde Park, close to the entrance to the Point.
U of C Spring
Driving east on Midway Plaisance on a beautiful Sunny Spring day. This Tower is just left of Rockefeller Chapel.
I was drawn to this window - in May - thinking that here's another person that can't let go of Christmas. Nobody loves the Christmas Season more than I do, but to display outside decoration in May, sort of, downplays the specialty, the uniqueness of the normal Christmas Season in December and January.
This Victorian Style building on South King Drive is on a corner. This side-window faces the street going west. Besides from the decoration in the window, one can see the intricacies of the artful Victorian architecture: the beautiful ornamented lime stones - old red brick - a modern style picture window - the top eyebrow style window filled with colorful stained glass - and on the front of the building two Corinthian style Columns. Todays King Drive, which was once South Park Ave was named Grand Ave in early Chicago when only the wealthy lived on this street and in the surrounding area.