Tuesday, October 30, 2007


The Chicago Transit Authority will be forced to raise fares and eliminate service due to insufficient funding starting November 4, 2007. Click here to learn how to support the CTA's fight against these budget cuts.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Istria Cafe

57th and Lake Park Avenue. A very good place to go for coffee, panini, homemade chocolate chili gelato (and other scrumptious flavors), friendly people, and last but not least, free wi-fi!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Movie Shoot

On Chicago Avenue today. Big production trucks blocked most of the view from the street. The actors are on the far left. I don't know who they are or what the movie is about.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Creepy Old Guy

Chicago Blooms Flower Shop. Wells Street. Halloween is coming...time to put your creeps to work!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Chicago-Style Pizza

432 Columbus Avenue, NY. It's always nice to find a slice of Chicago-style deep dish pizza away from home. It's not too difficult considering there are over 200 such locations spread over 29 states.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Brick Arch

947 W. Lawrence Avenue. This Uptown apartment building's entry would have pleased architect Louis Kahn, (1901-1974) who famously asked, "What do you want, Brick? And the brick's answer was, 'I like an Arch." (Read the complete quote here.)

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Apple Sampling

The Apple Store on Michigan Avenue. This is the kind of place where a person just has to slap themselves silly to break out of the trance.

Friday, October 5, 2007

The Republic

Hayes and 63rd. The Republic (also known as The Golden Lady) is 24 feet high and is a replica of the original 63 foot gold-leaf plated plaster statue that was created for the World Columbian Exposition of 1893. The replica (and the original) was by Daniel Chester French and was dedicated May 11, 1918. (Read more here.)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

What's On

WGN Radio in the Tribune Tower. Keeping us posted on the Cubs out in Phoenix. Go Cubs!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Under the El Tracks

Wabash and Balbo Street. Being stuck in detour traffic is usually a good time to break out the blog. :)

Monday, October 1, 2007

A Serendipitous Cemetery

I didn't know about theme day until this morning, when I dropped by Fenix's blog (of Boston dp). So I uploaded this photo which I happened to take yesterday, while driving through St. Charles, Illinois. St. Charles is a town about 80 miles west of Chicago.