Wednesday, February 29, 2012

An Extra Foggy Day

Does anyone else wonder why the ancient calendar makers decided to put Leap Day in February instead of in - oh, any of those lazy Summer months?  But, February?  Isn't winter - even a mild one like we've had - already long enough?    

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Inspired by Champagne

The design of the Carbide and Carbon Building on a Spring-like Winter Day was allegedly inspired by a Champagne bottle.  The green terra cotta tower representing the bottle with a gold leaf top representing the shiny foil cover on the cork.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bright Flowers

These colorful flowers, brightening up some dull winter days, are on the 212 South State Street Building in the Loop.  The building is owned by the General Services Administration.  They partnered with a group called Portraits of Hope to create a uplifting mural on the doors of the building.