Ooh, I love this topic! Signs are so diverse that I have an archive of sign photos! If you wish to join in the fun, Nancy Merrill has A Photo a Week Challenge every Thursday; this week’s topic is Signs.
Signs can be informative…
Sign over a dentist’s office in Chicago
In a restaurant in some small town in north central Illinois
Someone had translation trouble! Buzios, Brazil
On a corner near downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin
They can be thought provoking….
On a wall by the parking lot of the San Antonio Art Museum
Inside a restaurant in St. Louis, Missouri
…or lend ambiance to a place, such as…
Mader’s German Restaurant, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
and old town Quebec City, Canada:
Signs also convey social and political opinions:
Women’s March, Chicago, Jan. 21, 2017
My friend’s sign at the Women’s March
At an exhibit about the 1960s cultural revolution at the Montreal Museum of Art, Oct. 2017
Sign in our front yard
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge this week is ascend. If I were a bird, I would spread my wings and fly! Since humans have no wings, we have created other ways to go up…
Escalators at Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago (two of these go down, one goes up)
Circular stairways at Grand Ave. Mall in Milwaukee
The funicular and the stairs connecting Upper and Lower Old Town, Quebec City, Canada
Want to see the view? Try Chicago’s Ferris Wheel on Navy Pier!
Circular stairway at Museu da Arte Moderna (MAM) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
I did a long post several months ago about going up Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar) in Rio de Janeiro, including a video of our cable car ascending. Here it is again:
Some are getting ready to descend, or are disembarking after ascending!
Winding staircase and marble staircase at State Capitol, St. Paul, Minnesota
Elevator door, State Capitol, Bismarck, North Dakota
This is a very big house:
North shore, Milwaukee, WI
And here is a little tiny house belonging to elves:
Des Plaines, IL
This is what we call “The Gnome House” except that only a small piece of it is visible in this picture:
Des Plaines, IL
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Houses
Black Cat Alley was, until September 2016, just a non-descript and rather dark alley on Milwaukee’s north side.
I downloaded this photo in order to show how the alley looked before it was painted.
I probably would have been scared to traverse that alley, until it was transformed into a gallery of murals by 15 Milwaukee street artists! On a recent visit to Milwaukee, Dale and I visited Black Cat Alley, a one-block space starting at Kenilworth St. and ending at Ivanhoe, between Farwell and Prospect Avenues, to see this transformation from “a dark and quiet space” into a “beautiful, cultural destination for the public.”
Dale climbs the stairs leading into the alley.
The alley as seen from the opposite end.
The iconic frog that one sees from the street before entering Black Cat Alley. (I downloaded this image because my photo didn’t come out well. It can be found on their web site – link near end of post.)
There were several of these groups of fish painted on the sidewalk.
Another downloaded image – this beautiful mural in red, white and black, Inmate, was vandalized, so the wall has been painted over in solid red. (It is visible in my second photo, above.)
I found information about Black Cat Alley from this web site before we went to Milwaukee. I would love to visit again in the summertime, and see the other street art scattered throughout the city. It has definitely undergone tremendous transformation since my seven years’ residence there in the 1980s!
Weekly Photo Challenge, 11/22/17 with the theme of Transformation.
Nancy Merrill has a Photo a Week Challenge with a theme this week of jewel colors.
Sea and sky – sapphire, pearl/mother of pearl, lapis lazuli
Décor on a cruise ship – Sapphire, amethyst, ruby, beryl, gypsum, peridot
Chicago at night – turquoise, sapphire, onyx
Chihuly detail – ruby, sapphire, amethyst, topaz, peridot, garnet, carnelian, moonstone
sunset at sea – topaz, onyx, agate, moonstone
my new Prius!! – opal, moonstone, sea pearl (that’s the name of its color)
This week my husband and I took what was supposed to be a 3 1/2 day trip to Milwaukee, but we cut it by one day due to unusually cold weather! Even so, we braved a bitterly cold wind on Thursday to walk around downtown Milwaukee to visit the Riverwalk (nearly deserted – best to return in summer!) and some beautiful old churches. We were standing at a corner waiting to cross the street when I spotted these brave flowers that remained pretty in spite of the cold and being buffeted by 30 mile per hour winds! I wondered how much longer they would last. So I captured them on my cell phone and here they are:
Cee’s Flower of the Day, 11/10/17