Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Majestic Building(s)

We have a lot of majestic buildings in Chicago. This one is named the Majestic Building. According to this website, the Majestic Building was the tallest building around when it was built in 1905.

The glass and steel building next to The Majestic Building is no slouch either. It's the Inland Steel Building. According to this website, when it was completed in 1957, it was the first skyscraper built in the Loop after the Great Depression.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Berry Fight

A Canadian Goose and a gull were fighting over some type of red berry. Apparently it wasn't worth the effort since the gull subsequently spit out its "prize" and flew away.

I like the "expression" the goose has ;)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tut-Tut! It Looks Like Rain

This was Monday's rain moving in over the city.

Monday, August 22, 2011


Scene from the el as it crosses over the Chicago River

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Danger Danger

I always thought this went without saying but I guess you do have to say it.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Workin' on the Railroad

(at least it felt that way because the train has to go through the work area verrrrrrrrryyyyyyyy slowly.)

Sunday, August 14, 2011


I just liked the geometric shapes formed by the wires. The odd reflections (including the word Loop) are the result of taking the photo through the window on the Brown Line.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Food Trucks Rule

A culinary revolution has hit Chicago: Food Trucks.

I have to admit, I wasn't all that excited about them when I first heard about them. Really, who wants to go running around chasing a truck for food. It's one thing when you are a kid and it's an Ice Cream Truck; it's another thing when you're not a kid anymore.

But now the trucks are congregating at various places to offer people a buffet, so to say, of fun food. They were using terms like Food Truck Summit, Food Truck Flash Mob, and Food Truck Mash Up originally. But now they are using more creative names like Waggin Wednesday (where some of the profits go to canine related causes) and Truckin' Thursday.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Smoking Cloud

This cloud, just hanging around southwestern Michigan, looked a little like it was smoking a cigarillo.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


When you get off the Blue Line at the Logan Square stop, you get this reminder that you're home.

But don't try to walk through the blue door 'cause it's really a cement wall.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ode to Riverview

A sculpture at Belmont Avenue and Wester Avenue is an ode to the old RiverView Amusement Park. It was created by artist Jerry Peart in 1980.