Open House Chicago 2018-Part 1

Open House Chicago is an annual event – on a weekend in mid-October, about 250 buildings in the Chicago area are open to visitors. Each has a few volunteers who can tell you about the building. It is sometimes called the “architecture tour” because many of these buildings were built 100+ years ago and some […]

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Delicate Are the Butterflies

The subject of Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week this week is delicate. Recently, I visited the butterfly exhibit at Chicago Botanic Gardens with my friend, Marcia. Marcia was wearing a Hawaiian blouse with blue flowers and a butterfly landed on it. The butterfly stayed there quite awhile – the flower pattern was large and […]

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Music All Over the World

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge this week is to show “live music.” Music is a very important part of my life. I love all types of music and am especially fascinated by “world” music – music from different countries and cultures. Our favorite orchestra in the Chicago area is Chicago Sinfonietta. Every concert […]

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Quintessential Chicago

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge this week is the word quintessential. She writes: “According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, quintessential means perfectly typical or representative of a particular kind of person or thing.” Typical Chicago? Skyscrapers, Sears (Now Willis) Tower, Navy Pier, Chicago River, architecture… Chicago skyline, including Willis Tower Chicago skyline with […]

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