The world’s first steam powered clock is in the Gastown neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This plaque tells about it. Glass panels on the sides allow the curious visitor to see the mechanics inside this clock. Another photo showing the whole clock is in my previous post. For more timepieces and other interpretations of […]Read More December Squares: Steam Clock of Gastown, Vancouver
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is photos capturing people unaware, in other words, candid shots., reminding me of that old TV show, Candid Camera. Visitor on a rocking horse outside Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam Women in Arusha, Tanzania A Chicago Sinfonietta concert patron tries out the sitar during intermission at Symphony Hall in Chicago… […]Read More CFFC: You’re On Candid Camera!
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 […]Read More December Squares: Macy’s
Hannukah, the Jewish festival of lights, takes place at this time of year and lasts 8 nights. Each night for eight nights, a candle is lit on the menorah, until, on the final night – which is tonight – all the candles are lit. If you are not familiar with the custom of lighting the […]Read More Time Square Challenge: Hannukah
Nancy’s Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge has a very creative and season-related theme this week: Lit from Within. Most holiday lights are “lit from within” the tiny bulbs, such as these at Macy’s (formerly Marshall Field’s) in Chicago… but here are some other Macy’s holiday lighting from within. Yesterday my friend Marcia and I […]Read More Photo A Week Challenge: Lit From Within
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is macro or close up photos. Flower Dried up soap Buddha face Hibiscus buds spider prairie grassRead More CFFC: Look Closely…
Becky has a new Square challenge – Time! The rules are below. Meanwhile, I take us back to Michigan Avenue in Chicago, where many buildings have clocks. Here is the one from Tiffany’s, above the main entrance. Becky says: Our theme will be #timesquare, so expect lots of clocks and maybe even the occasional Times […]Read More Time Square in Chicago
In Evanston is a small museum that most residents don’t even know exists. We didn’t either, until Open House Chicago listed it in the sites to tour in Evanston. In fact, I didn’t know what a Toby jug was. Nevertheless, located at 910 Chicago Ave. in Evanston, IL, the museum hosts thousands of visitors per […]Read More Open House Chicago-Part 4: The American Toby Jug Museum
June 16, 2018 We headed toward home today, but there was plenty to see on Route 66 along the way. We had picked up a free guidebook – Illinois Route 66 Visitors Guide – the previous evening. First stop was Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, which we had visited the previous evening (see my previous […]Read More Getting Our Kicks On the Way Home (Day 9, Part 1)
Musical journey with the dreidl song!Read More Happy Hanukkah!