Looking For Color
A capture of some of the street art that decorates a concrete wall at the entrance to Oak Street Beach.
The Bean and its surroundings on February 4, 2016, a snowless winter day.
The Ice Islands Of Lake Michigan
Ice forms around the steel beams that are part of the mostly underwater structures used to hold the sand in man made beaches that are in place north of North Avenue Beach in Chicago. The ice was about six feet across in the nearest ones. I walked by there yesterday and they've all melted away.
Steaming At Sunrise
Steam rises from Lake Michigan at dawn on January 18, a very cold day with temperatures well below freezing. In the background a bank of clouds have formed toward the east.
Winter In The City (III)
A quiet intersection in Chicago with light trails from passing cars and a lone pedestrian.
Winter In The City (II)
One of the horse drawn carriages maneuvers through traffic on a snowy late afternoon in Chicago.
Winter In The City
Snow falls on pedestrians near Water Tower Place as winter seems to have arrived in Chicago on Saturday, January 9.
The Aqua Building
An image of Chicago's Aqua Building, almost an abstract look at it with its flowing balconies.
Skating By The Bean
Skaters in Millennium Park near the Bean on a sunny but cold winter's day.
At The Christkindl Market
This is an image of a young lady portraying the Christkind which is a German traditional Christmas spirit. She is at Chicago's Christkindl market to pose for pictures and to spread happiness in general.
An explanation of the Christkind from the market's web site:
The Christkind, a fairy-like being dressed in gold and white robes with a crown upon her golden locks, is the namesake of the Christkindlmarket Chicago. Christkind folklore dates back to the 1500s and stems from traditional customs: parades during the holiday season were guided by one grand angel, the Christkind. Since then, and still today, she is the bearer of gifts to most children in German speaking countries, much like Santa Claus is in the United States. Traditionally, gifts are exchanged December 24th and delivered by the Christkind, who leaves gifts under the Christmas tree and disappears before the children can catch a glimpse of her.