Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is reflections and shadows.
Marsha Ingrao’s subject for Photographing Public Art Challenge this week is “Publically Going in Circles.”
This mural on a building in Chicago was visible during Pride Month while driving on the Kennedy Expressway (I-90).
The Old Belmont Hotel in Chicago is now called “Belmont by Reside.” The ceiling of the parking lot is itself a work of art.
At the Chicago lakefront near Navy Pier, I once discovered a really cool sculpture, which most people don’t know exists. Sculptor Seward Johnson entitled it “Crack the Whip!” which is the name of a children’s circular game. The individual children’s expressions and the detail in their appearance is delightful and realistic. The child in front pulls the child behind him/her, who in turn pulls the next one as they run in a circle (or try to!). I thought to include photos of this sculpture would be appropriate for the theme of “going in circles.”
I haven’t been on my blog much lately, so I’ve missed many days of Becky’s Square Odds this month, even though I love to participate! So, instead of just one oddity, here are several odd faces (including some faux faces)!
Cee’s series featuring other challenges this week has the theme Which Way. This challenge includes streets, walkways, waterways – any “way” on which people travel.
Winter, spring, summer or fall – there’s always something interesting to experience on roads and sidewalks in every season.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is ending its series exploring color this week, with the theme 4 or more colors in one photo!
At the library
At the zoo
Immersive Van Gogh
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week has the theme curves and arches. Here are some recent (mostly pandemic & post-pandemic) photos in Chicago and suburbs.
Cee has begun a series on colors for her Fun Foto Challenge, and this week the topic is orange.
When I think of orange flowers, marigolds, lilies, and zinnias come to mind.
There is also the fruit, as in this still life.
Another edible orange is the pumpkin.
And speaking of pumpkins, I’m reminded of Halloween.
Halloween takes place in autumn, and what can be more autumnal than trees bursting with color?
Beautiful sunsets almost always contain orange.
One year, I had my toenails painted orange! (Those are my toes on the left. My niece decided on black!)
Does this double couch look comfortable? I wonder how would people socialize with this back to back seating.
And there is always orange in art, in this case, glass art!
I’m joining in this challenge again, to contribute white buildings, and more, in Chicago!
View of white skyscrapers from Millennium Park:
And silver in Millennium Park – “Cloud Gate” sculpture (known by locals as “the Bean”)
This silver structure in Millennium Park…
…projects faces. There are actually two of these, with a shallow wading area in between them (the wading pool is only filled in warm weather – these photos were taken in October.).
A few more whites in Lincoln Park
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge has a great topic this week: Old vs New. In keeping with Cee’s order, the old is on the left, new is on the right.
Flowers: Black-eyed susans
Cats: my grandcats
Tall man-made structures (ancient Egypt, modern Chicago)
Big churches (Cologne Cathedral, Moody Bible Church)
Art (Rembrandt, Warhol)