Fallen Soldiers Mural
Latino Community -- 91st & Brandon -- in memory of Latino Fallen Soldiers from the Viet Nam War. (Click on it)
On the Fallen Soldiers Mural Corner. 91st & Brandon.
Yellow flowers are the most common, I believe. I luv to come across other colors of blooms.
Los Tres Amigos
Something about this scene. It looks authentic far-east-side -- as there is delicious "authentic" Mexican Food served.
When you gotta go -- you gotta go.
"We owe so much to so few."On Fallen Soldiers Corner 91st & Brandon I was struck by the ages of these young fallen soldiers. The Viet Nam War was the last big war of the draft. In those days when a male turned 18 he had to register for the draft. and it was the one lottery that most guys did not want to win. Still, many other guys volunteered to serve for various reasons.
Passing -- I saw this Shrine in the corner of the parking lot of Saint Michael the Archangel Church on east 83rd Street. On one of the fence post is "Donaciones Para Cerrito. Obviously it's for Prayer outside of the Church. There is a story here that I'm not familiar with. Perhaps a Catholic viewer could enlighten me and others.
Communities in Pain
A strange twist to this slogan is the fact that a few years back, the Chicago City Council banned the sale of spray paint in the City. (Property must be protected) I don't know whether that ordinance is still on the books. Still, I applaud the author and the thought behind the slogan. But the participants in the Gang Drug Wars today -- like the participants in the Gang Liquor Wars of the 1930s -- could care less. Strangely both Communities -- today & the 1930s suffered -- however, Chicago's lore seems to revel in it's gangster past: the National & International reputation, movies, novels, TV shows and actually, gangster-bus-tours. I'm not sure -- is that a part of the problem today?
Obviously a Tree lover and lover of various Plants. Near Wolf Lake. (Click)