Sunday, February 28, 2010

An Island Under Snow

Sunday morning around 10:30, 2/28/10

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Kow Kow

Thursday morning, 2/25/10.
An example of the large suburban Chinese restaurant, Kow Kow has been around since 1949 and at this location since 1989. Never been there.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Leaning Tower

Thursday around 6:15pm, 2/25/10
This is one of those scenes that I've driven past for years and years while never finding it appealing enough to be photo worthy. Perhaps I should think again and have a second and third look.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Blue streak on Grand Ave.

Thursday 8:43 am, 2/25/10
Why is the pavement is reflecting blue?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Looking East Again

Wednesday 9:21am, 2/24/10

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pork Chops

Tuesday 8:20am, 2/23/10
Skinless pork chops and tomato sauce

Monday, February 22, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

New Year at Argyle

Saturday 12:57pm, 2/20/10
The Chinese New Year parade at Argyle still has the firecrackers. However now they have to be lit by pyrotechnic professionals.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Going up Wentworth

Sunday around noon on the 14th.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wheels on Belmont

Thursday morning 8:17am, 2/18/10.
Going off-course can have its benefits.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Monday evening on the 15th

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Somewhere on Grand

Tuesday, 8:27am, 2/16/10

Rolled down the window, tried to take a hot, found out the 4GB card was FULL, previewed shots, deleted one and the grabbed a shot while traffic started rolling again.

Luckily the AF landed on the wall so it's in focus.

Pulaski near North

Tuesday around 8:15am, 2/16/10
Just north of North Ave. on Pulaski. A banquet hall which has seen better days.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Wentworth Ave. around 2300 South

Sunday afternoon at 12:59pm. 2/14/10
I had forgotten that Chicago Chinatown's New Year Parade always runs north up Wentworth around 1pm which ends up having me face the sun. And of course this day was a sunny day, though still below 32F. Finally the sun worked in favor for this shot.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

S. Halsted (about 3200)

Sunday 2:00pm. 2/14/10

Kind of a black & white color picture. Back in the undergraduate photo days, we would often discuss methods or combining black & white with color imagery in the same print. Back then it was not very effective with the print technology available at that time. Of course these days, it's a snap with the computer. Finding this window bathed in light on S. Halsted was thus a treat and reminded me when solutions were not as easily found.

Of course, the real purpose of this trip was to find food, with our original destination being Ed's Dumpling House, with the intended goal being Xiao Lung Bao, the dumpling with the soup inside. The Chinatown new Year's Parade had just ended and since this is off the beaten path of Chinese restaurants I had hope that Ed's would be half empty on a Sunday afternoon. But with a flow of customers entering and none leaving, we were told that the wait would be at least an hour. Our desire for the mouth-watering dumplings sank and we retreated to to Plan B or where we can find something to eat that's half decent. That turned out to be 123express.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Door Knob on S. Racine

Saturday around 3:30pm. 2/13/10

Big Monster Toys. They design toys for a lot of major toy companies. Their monster door breaks up the monotony of lofts and condos on S. Racine Ave. There are probably some fun minds on the other side of that door. I'm too serious...

Friday, February 12, 2010


Friday 5:12pm. 2/12/10

Around 1100 W. Jackson. If you knew what was on the other side of that fence around last August/September 2009, you might have known that there was a circus based on horses going on there. I don't know how this part of the fencing collapsed but I can picture the horses of Cavalia running through.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Steel Heart

Thursday 1:25pm, 2/11/10

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Jaws in Space

Wednesday 1:22pm. 2/10/10

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Almost monochrome

Tuesday 12:52pm. 2/9/10

Monday, February 8, 2010

Last days of the Citgo

Monday around 6pm.2/8/10

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Northbrook, February 7

Sunday afternoon around 4:30. 2/7/10

Saturday afternoon. 2/6/10

Saturday, February 6, 2010

You Kids Get Off My Lawn!

Saturday morning. 2/6/10