Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mojo Blues

Today a little series: On Adams and Michigan, this lady puts some money in the sax player's bag and the sax player, busy as he is, bows his thanks. The sudden move surprises her so much so that she jumps back, looking just about ready to whack the guy with her tote bag.
Luckily, her mojo returns and no street musicians (or sweet and nervous ladies) are hurt in the making of this series...

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

No Skating

Maintenance guys and orange cones on the rink, S. Michigan Avenue

Friday, January 25, 2008

No Time Like The Present

The Wrigley Building, 400 Michigan Avenue. Notice how the west clock seems to run slower than the south clock. P.S. I've not been able to visit anyone's dpb over the last few days and have only been able to squeeze a visit to my own blog between too much and too many...thanks very much for your patience, your visits and your comments!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Clad in Terra Cotta

35 E. Wacker. Giaver and Dinkelburg, Architect, 1926-27. This landmark 40-story building was once the tallest outside New York City at the time of its construction. Also known as the Jewelers Building, it has a beautiful, very classic design, elegant in both exterior and interior --definitely a must-see. Read a review (and see more pics) of this building that begins with the sentence: "It's not very often that we gush uncontrollably about a building..."

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Hangin' At The Car Wash

Nothing like humidity, hot wax and clean shiny surfaces to chase the winter blahs away...

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Guess I'll Go Elsewhere

My neighborhood supermarket, the 75 year old Hyde Park Co-op Grocery, closes today. I never thought I'd see the produce section empty like this. There'll be another store in place by the end of February. But for now, it'll have to be elsewhere for groceries...

*Many thanks to Fabrizio of Torino dp and Jim of Terrel dp for awarding me the You Made My Day award. Wow, it's so nice to get it--Thanks!

The award rules are: "Give the award to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blogland. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times."

I'm giving it back to Fabrizio and Jim--thanks, guys! It's always great to visit your blogs. The other eight are: Dan in McKinney DP; Web-oj, of Kuwait dp, Eliane of NYC dp, Clueless and Slim of Quincy and Boston dps, R&R in the Netherlands dp, Sam of Port Elizabeth, Hdp in Hyderabad dp and Neva of Inverness dp...and... well, there are so many more but rules are rules...

Friday, January 18, 2008

State Street Bridge

Standing on the Wabash Bridge looking westward and downriver. The building on the right is part of the Marina City complex. On the left is Wacker Drive.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Preston Bradley Hall

A partial view of the beautiful ceiling at Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center. 78 Washington Street.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Art-o-mats are retired cigarette vending machines, converted into original art dispensers and placed in art museums in cities worldwide. This Art-o-mat is in the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Where Our Sympathies Lie

Photography at the exhibit Sympathy for the Devil at the MCA (see yesterday's post) was limited to just this hallway where a line up of our favorite bad boys of rock and roll was hanging on the wall. Here's a photo of the women gazing at them...

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Left Standing

An image from a video installation in the group exhibit "Consuming War" at the Hyde Park Art Center.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Photo of the Year

"Always Travel With A Map". From July 16, 2007. Kenwood Community Park, Chicago.

Happy New Year, Fellow Daily Photobloggers!

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