December Squares: Macy’s

Becky has a new Month of Squares for December, with the theme of time. There is nothing so spectacular in Chicago as Macy’s (Marshall Field’s) at Christmas time! There are beautiful decorations inside and out, and there is a long tradition of families having a luncheon or dinner in the Walnut Room with the giant […]

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First Presbyterian Church of Evanston – Open House Chicago 2018, Part 5

One of the most beautiful churches in Evanston, particularly its stained glass windows, is the First Presbyterian Church, which we visited during Open House Chicago 2018 in mid-October.¬† The architect of this building was Daniel H. Burnham, the same man who made Chicago famous for the design of the White City during the World’s Columbian […]

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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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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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