Windows above the El tracks -- somewhere as I paused passing by these tracks heading for the Loop.
I couldn't tell whether it's "dad's little girl" or "dad's little boy." On this first day of measurable snow, still blowing -- a nice slow walk with his little one was a loving scene to me. South Shore Cultural Center.
Words of Wisdom
From Hemingway and this Tavern in Pilsen. Remember on this New Year's Eve.
Painting a Winter's Eve
That Lucky Old Sun painting trees before Winter Snowfall days. Lagoon in Washington Park.
The tall ones lined up & posed for me. From across a wide field. 82nd & Lake Shore Drive.
Henry Ives Cobb, Architect 1891. McGill House is an important early example of Chateauesque style architecture -- lively roofing of turrets & gables, combine with striking corner towers, draws inspiration from Medieval & French Renaissance building traditions. Designated on April 26, 2006 as Chicago Landmark by Richard M. Daley, Mayor. It's address is 4938 S. Drexel Boulevard in the Kenwood Community. Information is off a plaque on the fence.
Steeple at Sunset
Lil Steeple of Harvey Memorial Community Church at Sunset. Off of Cottage Grove around 85th.
Watching Trains Go By
"Time, I've been passing time watching trains go by / All of my life" From the pretty song "It Might be You" by Stephen Bishop -- the theme song of the 1982 movie, Tootsie. I imagine it could be the favorite song of this little Metra building along the tracks. It's not a passenger station. The trains don't stop here -- maybe it's a switching station or an administration building. I'm drawn to it for some reason -- even though, as train buildings go -- it doesn't have the charm of small-town train stations, nor the magnificence of a massive Union Station, or Grand Central Station. 116th & Cottage.
Faith of our Mothers
Living Still. Merry Christmas CMC. Chapel at Oak Woods Cemetery.
After days of unrelenting gray, the Sun heard my cry // And painted this day with seasonal warmth, blue-skies and wide, stretching fields of cinnamon. The coast of Chicago off of 82nd & Lake Shore Drive.