Archive | Architecture RSS feed for this section
Day Trip: Milwaukee Art Museum

Day Trip: Milwaukee Art Museum

If you haven’t visited the breathtaking Milwaukee Art Museum, which was created by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, I highly recommend that you check it out. Although I’ve lived in Illinois for most of my life, I’d never actually visited Milwaukee proper. Prior to my recent visit, I couldn’t understand why one would bother to make the […]

Read more
Summer in the City

Summer in the City

Have you seen the Marilyn Monroe statue downtown? Apparently it’s somewhat controversial, but I kind of dig it. I took the train downtown last weekend and walked around snapping photos. If you’ve never been to Millennium Park, I highly recommend checking it out. I can’t think of another place where the feeling of joy is […]

Read more
Abandoned brewery. Small town. Hot summer Sunday.

Abandoned brewery. Small town. Hot summer Sunday.

Warning: this post contains graphic images of urban decay, although I have a feeling that you might like that kind of thing. If not, imagine how this place would look with a little rehab, a thick shag rug and a mohair sofa. Or how it would have looked 100 years ago when it was bustling […]

Read more
Urban forms

Urban forms

I’ve been noticing this form around town lately, most recently atop a Lincoln Avenue building near its busy intersection with Belmont and Ashland. I’m pretty sure these steel structures were meant to hold billboards. If so, the sluggish economy might explain my growing awareness of their existence. One thing’s for sure: I’m far more fascinated […]

Read more
Detroit

Detroit

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, seeing the world with a photographer’s eyes makes everything more interesting and beautiful. In fact, Detroit’s urban decay has inspired so many professional and citizen photographers to record its haunting beauty that the scenes have become a bit clichéd, which changes neither my love for them nor my intention […]

Read more
Chicago strolls (part 1)

Chicago strolls (part 1)

The weather is finally warm enough to make neighborhood strolls pleasant. After spending the long winter in a state of semi-hibernation, the whole world looks new and interesting, although in truth, cultivating an active interest in photography has made everything in every season look beautiful to me. If the world looks dull, dreary or ugly, […]

Read more
Walking around downtown Chicago on an especially warm October afternoon

Walking around downtown Chicago on an especially warm October afternoon

Monday afternoon was an exceptionally warm October afternoon, so I was happy to have errands to run downtown. The loop was eerily quiet as it was warm, so I’m guessing many opted to take a vacation day to enjoy one of the last nearly 80 degree days before it snows. Isn’t Chicago gorgeous? ↔ ↔ […]

Read more