Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is anything painted.
…if you can get the cats off first!
…but if someone’s sleeping on it, get another chair!
Posted for Xingfu Mama’s Weekly Pull Up a Chair challenge.
I took these photos in September, when the weather was still somewhat summerlike and conducive to sitting outside, while walking in my new neighborhood in Arlington Heights.
Pull Up a Seat challenge, Week 45
Attending our niece’s wedding recently, we stayed in the town of Poulsbo, WA, with a population over 11,000 and a Norwegian flavor (its heritage is Norwegian, so there are Norwegian flags everywhere). An early settler, an immigrant from Norway, actually had the surname “Paulsbo” but the pen he was writing with was kind of scratchy and so the “a” looked like an “o” – this is how the town got its name, according to the docent at the local history museum. Residents do pronounce the name as “Paulsbo.” The main street is touristy but quite pretty with interesting shops and great restaurants.
I photographed these for XingfuMama’s weekly Pull Up a Seat challenge.
For XingfuMama’s weekly Pull Up a Seat challenge, here are some seats in Amsterdam and Kinderdijk, Holland.
AMSTERDAM: My husband checks his email on his phone on the balcony of “our” apartment in the dePijp neighborhood.
AMSTERDAM: Luza’s, where we had breakfast one day in the de Pijp neighborhood
KINDERDIJK: On the 2nd day of our river cruise, we visited this town in the Netherlands which has a lot of windmills. People live in many of the windmills, but the one we visited was more of a museum, with period furnishings.
Xingfumama has a weekly challenge called Pull Up a Seat. This is Week #33 of 2019.
These are some “seats” I photographed in Paris in June 2019.
For Cee’s Flower of the Day, here is a place to sit among ‘mums and pumpkins.
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, and built by Richard Francis Conway for $40,000. Conway’s paving company also built Lake Shore Drive. The architect also designed several of the Chicago Park District’s field houses.
Richard Conway, the house’s owner, was a widower with 11 children (good Catholics!). He also had a houseman and two servants. In early 1922, the house was sold by the Conway estate for $78,500, a considerable sum in those days.
The restored building is a survivor from the days when Sheridan Road was a millionaire’s row. This is the front entrance of this building which is rarely open to the public.
In the 1950s it became the North End Women’s Club. In 1959, Sacred Heart Schools purchased the house and Hardey Preparatory classes were held there until 1972.
This landmark home now hosts events on the main floor and has offices for Admissions, Communications and Development on the second and third floors. It has a third-floor ballroom, Ionic columns, mahogany woodwork and even lion gargoyles guarding the drainage outlets on the porch.
The first floor is lavishly decorated with period furniture.
The staircase was carpeted with floral patterns.
The interior design, windows and fixtures in this curved room were beautiful.
An alcove with beautiful stained glass windows
Miniature chairs – there were two of these. I took a photo of my husband standing next to one of them to get perspective on their size.
Embossed wallpaper detail
Upper floor window seen from the outside of the building
Since 1972, the house has been home to the Religious of the Sacred Heart, Parents of the Heart activities and an early childhood intervention program for families in the neighborhood.
The topic for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is things made of plastic.
Bowl with plastic figurines
Bake sale goods in plastic containers
My grand-niece playing with a plastic toy hairdryer
Plastic hand-shaped chairs
Fake (plastic) lotus blossoms, lily pad & frog
Kids’ scissors with plastic handles & button
Tape, post-it notes, and pen desk organizer
This new photo challenge is hosted by XingfuMama and it is to post photos of chairs, benches, favorite seats. I saw this colorful bench recently in downtown Highland Park, IL.
Next to a swimming pool at Milagros Community, Tucson, Arizona