Open House Chicago 2018-Part 3

Our third Far North Chicago destination during Open House on Oct. 13 was the International Society for Krishna Consciousness¬†or ISKCON. This building, located on Lunt Ave. in Chicago, was formerly a Masonic temple. It was purchased by the Hare Krishna society for use as a community center and place of worship. ISKCON is a monotheistic […]

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BIG Can Be Beautiful!

Lens-Artists’ photo challenge this week is: BIG Can Be Beautiful Too! Denali – Tallest mountain in the Western Hemisphere (Denali National Park, Alaska, 2016) American Eagle Roller Coaster made out of Legos, using 14,500 Lego bricks with 9,300 feet of track (Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, 2017) Big statue being carved out of rock […]

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Festival of Leaves

Dawn loves autumn and is hosting a photography challenge this season called Festival of Leaves.¬† Northern Illinois has finally arrived at its peak color. Here are a few photos of Des Plaines’ festival of leaves. I took these yesterday on a walk after 5:00 pm (official sunset yesterday was 5:56 pm).

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Open House Chicago 2018-Part 2

This post continues our brief tour of Open House Chicago 2018. The second building we toured was right across the street from the Gunder House. It is the Conway House, now the property of Sacred Heart Schools as the Driehaus Center.¬† The home was designed by the architect William Carbys Zimmerman in the Tudor-Revival style, […]

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FOTD: Red Roses

I walked to the bank the other day and saw these red roses still blooming beautifully, in spite of the colder than normal weather we’ve had this October! Posted for Cee’s FOTD 10/20/18. This song “Roses” expresses so well the angst of young (unrequited?) love.

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