Thursday Halloween Doors

Halloween just passed, and I had fun walking around the neighborhood looking at and photographing people’s Halloween decorations. For  this week’s Norm’s Thursday Doors, here are some Des Plaines doors decorated for Halloween. The door of this blue house doesn’t have much but I really like the spider web and the nasty-looking troll-angel on the […]

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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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Lens-Artists Challenge: Windows

The theme this week for Lens Artists’ Weekly Photo Challenge is windows. Mormon church – Salt Lake City, Utah Trigger – photography studio and wedding venue, Chicago, IL Northlight Theatre, Skokie, IL – with sculpture in front Bike frames in a window, Chicago, IL Inspirational message on the rear window of a parked car, Arlington […]

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CB&WPC: Old

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is People or Objects Over 50. Two years ago, we had several rooms in our house renovated. The walls had to be stripped of wallpaper. One of the things the painters uncovered was this old doorbell, installed in the 1940s or possibly earlier. Since I am over […]

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Irkeepus Cultural Boma

Feb. 7, 2018 In the afternoon, six of us visited a Maasai village where tourists are welcome, the Irkeepus Cultural Boma. This community makes money from tourists: $20 to take any photos you want and be shown around, encouragement to buy their crafts, and donations for their school. The village, or “boma” (compound) consists of […]

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Thursday Doors: Way up north

Native culture in Alaska is rich and varied, yet all the native peoples of Alaska have developed the hardiness and ingenuity required to live in a harsh climate. In previous posts, I have featured native Alaskan cultures as tourists typically encounter them. Since it is very cold outside here now, I can imagine more clearly […]

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