CFFC: Fashion Near and Far

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge this week is about fashion. In The Bistro Restaurant at Lyric Opera of Chicago, there is always one of the beautiful dresses worn by the lead female character on display in a case with a mirror behind it so you can see both front and back. This was the dress on […]

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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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Thursday Doors: Lake Street Church (OHC 2018, Part 7)

During the weekend of Open House Chicago (Oct. 13-14, 2018), we visited another of the Evanston sites, Lake Street Church. Although founded as Evanston Baptist Church in 1858, according to their welcome brochure, Lake Street Church is now a “progressive community of spiritual seekers from across multiple denominations” and is “rooted in the free-church tradition,” […]

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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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First Presbyterian Church of Evanston – Open House Chicago 2018, Part 5

One of the most beautiful churches in Evanston, particularly its stained glass windows, is the First Presbyterian Church, which we visited during Open House Chicago 2018 in mid-October.  The architect of this building was Daniel H. Burnham, the same man who made Chicago famous for the design of the White City during the World’s Columbian […]

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CB&WPC: Stairways

The topic for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is Steps: Indoors or Outdoors. Iowa State Capitol, Des Moines Iowa State Capitol, Des Moines Lake Street Church, Evanston, Illinois Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois War Memorial, Indianapolis, Indiana River Walk, San Antonio, Texas

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CB&WPC: Winter Trees

In my previous post for RDP, I mentioned that we had a mild winter this past year. So mild, in fact that trees began budding in February. This was a couple of weeks after the biggest snow storm we had last February! But winter lingers and teases – when in March we all ready for […]

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