It's a white sand beach ... sort of. The sand is just covered with white snow.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
... what it's like to be on the Pritzker Pavilion stage. Millennium Park has a cool little program going on this winter where they set up a cabaret-style music performance on the stage of the Pritzker Pavilion. The audience and performers are protected from the harsh elements by the glass doors and some heat. Marlene Dietrich was resurrected to perform tonight (or, at least, her spirit took over Suzanne Petri)
It's kind of interesting how the snow and light reflections give the impression that there is a roof over the whole area. It's actually all open air like in this photo or this one, both from much warmer days.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
This is the artsy installation at the Fullerton CTA Station. No sign to help identify the piece or the artist. I thought it looked a little like the Starship Enterprise but, after looking up the link, I think it is safer to say it looks like a UFO.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Found this mural in the Wicker Park area of the West Town neighborhood. The saying translates to "Nothing But the Best is Good Enough". It is a bright, colorful mural that was fun to see in the midst of a snowstorm. But, I don't quite get the connection between Mike Ditka and the cartoon penguin.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
It's hard to take photos from the el. You have to get a window seat (and preferably one of the single seats so your neighboring passenger doesn't wonder about you too much). You have to be on a car that doesn't have those translucent advertising signs over the windows. You have to be on the correct side of the train (constantly changing your seat location just draws attention). But it is a fun challenge. These were taken from the Brown Line. The top one is near Montrose. The bottom one, with the blur is while the train was heading toward the Damen Stop.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Found this jazzy mosaic statue at the Merchandise Mart. What I couldn't find was the standard little plaque, usually near a public art piece, that identifies the artist.
After posting this, a very nice viewer noted that the artist is Niki de Saint Phalle. With that big clue, I was able to also find out that this is her statue of Louis Armstrong.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
It's the first of the month and that means it is THEME DAY on City Daily Photo. This month's theme, chosen by the vote of CDP members, is TIME.
I found this interesting clock in the Rogers Park neighborhood. It is on the Clark-Devon Hardware store (at Clark Street and Devon Avenue) which has been a multi-generational family business since 1924. I really like the clock hands: the minute hand is a 3 13/16 gear wrench and the hour hand is a 5 1/8 inch box end wrench. (That I can even tell you the type of these wrenches is a testament to how customer-friendly and informative their website is.)