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A Birdwatching Chimpanzee

Chimpanzee bird watching

I paid a visit to Lincoln Park Zoo a couple of weeks ago. The weather was the best its been in months and it felt really good to get out and enjoy. This Chimpanzee on the other hand, decided he would just sit in the sun and watch the birds. Making pictures in a zoo […]

Late Afternoon – Chicago River

Chicago River - South Branch

I never tire of this view of the Chicago River. It’s amazing how the view changes with the light. A while back I made another picture when it was a little darker out and liked that one too. The only problem with that one was the crane from the building going up at Wolf Point. […]

Bridge – Chicago

Wells Street Bridge

Built in 1922, the Wells Street Bridge connects the North Side of Chicago to the Loop. This is a 2 level bridge with the CTA Brown/Purple line traveling on top and 3 lanes of southbound traffic below. This view is looking east from the Franklin Street bridge. It was late afternoon and the light was […]

Skateboarding in the Park

skateboarding in the park

Hopped on the train again this weekend and headed toward Chicago. Destination: Lincoln Park. Got off the train and headed north on the Brown Line. I thought it might be a nice day to go to the zoo.  A little too late though as I was there for about a half hour and they closed. […]

Intensity

water polo

While I don’t know most of the rules when it comes to Water Polo, one thing I do know is that I really like watching it! These kids put everything they have into it and can go from joking around on the deck to pure intensity once in the pool when the whistle blows. This […]

Cloud Gate

a selfie at the bean in Millennium Park

Cloud Gate, aka The Bean is a big destination for tourists and locals alike. It’s a great place to people watch without a doubt. The view of the city from Millennium Park is nothing short of spectacular and it is for the most part, always crowded. Making a picture of The Bean without people in […]

231 S. LaSalle: The Slinky Proving Grounds

The Slinky Proving Grounds

If ever there was a place to test out a Slinky, the north face of the 231 S. LaSalle building would be it. This is a view of the building from Quincy street and the more I look at it, I can only imagine what a long trip it would be if you had to […]

Saturday Afternoon at the Cultural Center

Cultural Center - Chicago

It was a nice day and I decided to hop on the train and head downtown. I always try to stop by the Chicago Cultural Center to see what’s going on and today was no exception. I saw this fellow as soon as I walked into the room. He was fidgeting a lot with his […]

A Curve in the Trail

This is a picture of the walking trail near me. It was one of the first really nice days this year and I felt the need to take a walk. I rarely walk this trail and there wasn’t a whole lot to look at until I happened upon this scene.

Sleeping Boats

sleeping boats

These are a few of the boats stacked up for the winter at my son’s sportsman’s club. Pretty quiet around there this time of year. Hopefully it will not stay that way for long and these boats, along with the slide pictured below, will be in use in a couple of months or so. I […]

Elevators

Elevators in the Santa Fe building in Chicago

On a recent photowalk we stopped by the Chicago Architectural Foundation for a look around. All I can say is if you haven’t visited them yet, you should. Not only is there a wealth of knowledge awaiting you, the building, constructed in 1904, is very interesting. This bank of elevators is but one of the […]

The Happy Couple

happy couple red tail hawks

  I see this happy couple pretty much every morning. They never seem to stray too far from here but until now, I had never made a picture of them.