Thursday Doors: Sigma Alpha Epsilon National Headquarters (OHC 2018)

During Open House Chicago 2018, we visited several sites in Evanston, including the national headquarters of the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Regardless of my personal opinion of this fraternity’s history of hazing (for which it has been disciplined at least nine times) as well as of fraternities in general, the headquarters building is an austere […]

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CFFC: Make Me Laugh!

The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is: Funny. I looked through my photos to see which ones really made me laugh. Here’s what I came up with. Fish mailbox (Dempster Ave., Des Plaines) Speaking of fish, here are fish and duck Toby jugs: Dog Toby jugs: (If you are scratching your head, […]

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Getting our kicks in Missouri: Vacuum Cleaners, Murals and Bridges – Day 8 (Part 2)

After leaving Uranus, we finally arrived at Devils Elbow Bridge.  Our AAA guide said, “This 1920s-era bridge takes the original 66 roadway across the Big Piney River.  Named for the tight bend in the river, the bridge and adjacent town were (and still are) considered one of the most scenic spots on the route.” After […]

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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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CFFC: Things People Play With

The topic this week for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Things People Play With. (I apply the term “Play with” rather loosely! 🙂 ) Discarded Barbie Leaf and Ducks – Sweden Carnival Ride and Blow-up Slide, Des Plaines Fall Fest 18th century doctor’s tools, Des Plaines Fall Fest Blocks, Des Plaines Fall Fest Visitors try […]

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WPC: Works of Art

Sue W.’s Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Work of Art.  Works of art are everywhere – an artist’s painting, a mural on a wall, a beautiful building, or natural works of art – a sunset, a rainbow, blooming flowers, animals – and animals creating their own works of art!  A work of art doesn’t […]

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