Bonding. Overlooking the waters and boats of the 67th Street Inner Harbor.
Winter evenings pass quickly into darkness, but evenings in late May lingers on & on. Although the Sun had set below the western horizon, its long rays were shining above the tallest trees & skyscrapers and absorbed into that high column of cumulus clouds -- glowing orange -- which reflected orange -- off of the Lake's flat blue waters. I sat on those large limestones watching the clouds slowly turn off that orange-lantern into a long line of blue & grey. I've been on those same limestones many times with a date that loves nature too. And isn't being there with a camera hanging around my neck, over my heart, like being on a date with my camera. (Stretch) It's not her -- somebody that I loved, but it is something that I love. You know the feeling. You love being out there with your camera hanging around your neck too. Off of 63rd Street Beach.
Stoneway Over Water
This Bridge separates the 59th Street Harbor from the Jackson Park Lagoon.
Rainbow in my Heart
"There's a rainbow in my heart/ that reminds me of how we parted" from one of the biggest R&B hits of the 1960s "Rainbow" by Chicago's own Gene Chandler. Shot off of Steelworkers Park -- 87th & Lake Shore Drive.
"God gave Noah the rainbow sign, no more water the fire next time" The first line of a Spiritual, which is also the title. The line was also the inspiration for the title of novelist, James Baldwin's book -- The Fire Next Time. Shot off of Steelworkers Park -- at the end of 87th & Lake Shore Drive.
Sapling & Portal
Staring each other down at Lake Michigan, as far as the eye can see. Lakefront in Chicago at 39th Street.
The Honeylocust -- thornless type -- is a favorite landscape tree planted in Chicago for good reasons: It can thrive in urban area pollution -- salt tolerant -- drought tolerant -- remarkable growth rate of about 2 ft. per Season and it has an open crown which allows enough light to filter through to favor growth of grass beneath its branches. Shot from around 2600 south Michigan Ave.
South Loop Afternoon
5-27-15. It was a beautiful day in Chicagoland. The temps were just right. Not to hot, or cool. The sky was spectacular -- filled with blue and rising cumulus clouds everywhere. I love to watch & hear L-trains on elevated tracks rumbling by. This scene is from 25th & Wabash. I believe the beautiful building is the Opera Lofts on 2545 south Dearborn.
Scenes from SSCCB (1)
South Shore Cultural Center Beach. Every beach in Chicago has a different look because of it's location and design. Since I've been brought to many places in Chicago and Chicagoland by many shots of CMCers, I wanted to give another glimpse of this beach. This beach was the property of the private South Shore Country Club started in 1906. It became the playground of the rich. By the 1960s it was abandoned by the rich and fail into disrepair. At the urging of community activists, it was purchased by the Chicago Park District in 1974 and now serves the public. You can go to the Park District websites for a list of the many activities that are offered here.
Scenes from SSCCB (2)
South Shore Cultural Center Beach.