Golden Knights

The Fokker C-31A Troopship used by the US Army Parachute Team – The Golden Knights.

United States Army Parachute Team

United States Army Parachute Team – The Golden Knights

Cee’s B&W Challenge – Things with Engines or Motors

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Marine Osprey

A Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, tilt rotor military aircraft used by the US Marines.

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

Cee’s B&W Challenge – Large Items

Sharing Life

Sharing journeys through life

Not Alone

Not Alone

Discover Challenge – Shared Journeys

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Adventures Through Life

Adventures through life are best enjoyed with family and friends.

Siblings

Enjoying Life Together

Discover Challenge – Shared Journeys

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Classic Packard

The elegance of an American luxury car, the Packard was last produced in 1956.

Hood Ornament on a Packard 6

Hood Ornament on a Packard 6

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge – Older than 50 Years

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Cabin in the Woods

Left behind by Joseph Bailly on the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore  – A cabin in the woods of the Bailly Homestead, a National Historic Landmark.

Bailly Homestead 1774-1835 Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Bailly Homestead 1774-1835 Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge – Older than 50 Years

Discover Challenge – Things We Leave Behind

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Old and Red

Clock tower in the Old Red Museum in Dallas, TX

Dallas, Texas

Dallas, Texas

B&W Challenge – Locks & Clocks

Clock Tower

Clock Tower at the Wichita Sedgwick Historical Museum.

Wichita Sedgewick County Historical Museum

Wichita Sedgewick County Historical Museum

CB&W – Locks and Clocks

Blue on Blue

Windows of One Museum Park reflecting Chicago’s sky – blue on blue.

One Museum Park

One Museum Park

Photo Challenge – Look Up

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Is It Time Yet?

Is it time yet?

Wrigley Builiding - Chicago

Wrigley Building – Chicago

It is always time for an adventure in Chicago.

Photo Challenge – Look Up

CB&W – Locks and Clocks

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Symphony Center

The love of classical music never goes away.  Looking up at the sign from top to bottom of Chicago’s Symphony Center makes me smile every time I walk past.

Chicago Symphony

Photo Challenge – Look Up

Fun Foto Challenge – Signs

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The View

Look up at the view of Chicago’s skyline in the distance.

Chicago Skyline

Chicago Skyline

Photo Challenge – Look Up

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge – In the Distance

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Reading Owls

Glass and owls reading books is what you will see as you look up to the top of the Harold Washington Library in Chicago.

Harold Washington Library - Chicago

Harold Washington Library – Chicago

Photo Challenge – Look Up

Daily Prompt – Glass

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A Day in Chicago

A day in Chicago!  The freedom of sailing across Lake Michigan as opposed to enjoying the lake from the view of the office.  Which would you choose?

View from Chicago's Navy Pier

View from Chicago’s Navy Pier

Photo Challenge – Opposites

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Timeless in Chicago

White surrounded by black and old enclosed by new is the timeless Wrigley Building in Chicago.

Wrigley Building - Chicago

Wrigley Building – Chicago

Photo Challenge – Opposites

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Hotel of the Past

A simple sign is what is left of a hotel of the past at Porter Beach.

Porter Beach - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Porter Beach – Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Cee’s Black & White Challenge – Store Front Signs

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Centennial Wheel

Love Ferris wheels of any kind, new or old.  This is the newly built Centennial Wheel at Chicago’s Navy Pier.  Who is up for a ride?

  • Chicago's Navy Pier

    Chicago’s Navy Pier

Photo Challenge – Curve 

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View From Above

View of Chicago from above, specifically the 94th floor of the John Hancock building – 360 Chicago.

360 Chicago

360 Chicago

Daily Prompt – City 

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Waiting for Freedom

At Chicago’s Navy Pier, sailboats are tied down and waiting for freedom.

Chicago's Navy Pier

Chicago’s Navy Pier

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Captain at the Helm

Even on dry ground, there’s a captain at the helm at Chicago’s Navy Pier.

Scullptor - Michael Martino, Chicago's Navy Pier

Sculptor – Michael Martino, Captain at the Helm

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Ready for Take-off

Navy’s Beechcraft T-34s, lined up and ready for take-off.

Beechcraft T-34, Navy Trainers

Beechcraft T-34, Navy Trainers

Photo Challenge – Numbers 

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Beach House Masonry

Built in 1929, the beach house masonry at the Indiana Dunes State Park is impossible to walk past without noticing its straight lines,  . . .

Indiana Dunes State Park

Indiana Dunes State Park

zigzags, curves, . . .

Dunes State Park Pavilion

Dunes State Park Pavilion

and a circle thrown in every now and then.

Beauty of Masonry

Dunes State Park Pavilion

Beauty at the Indiana Dunes State Park.  Wonder if there were any spare bricks left when finished?

Photo Challenge – Spare 

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Did It Catch Your Eye?

Hard to miss this eyewear ad on the side of a building in Florence, Italy.  Did it catch your eye?

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Photo Challenge – Face 

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Duomo in Florence

While thinking of faraway places that I have enjoyed visiting in the past, Florence quickly came to my memory.

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

The Duomo, Florence’s cathedral named in honor of Santa Maria del Fiore, overlooks the city.

Daily Prompt – FarawayDiscover Challenge – Memory

Photo Challenge – Landscape

 

 

Perspective From a Distance

Perspective from a distance may often be different from actuality.  The Chicago Lighthouse is not quite as tiny as it looks from the 103rd floor Sky Deck in Willis Tower.

Chicago Lighthouse in the Distance

Chicago Lighthouse in the Distance

Discover Challenge – Perspective

Photo Challenge – Landscape

Fearless in Chicago

After deliberating about today’s prompt – fearless, I thought of the Tribune Tower in Chicago where the Dark Knight was filmed.  I wonder if Batman was fearless while in Chicago.

Tribune Tower in Chicago

Wrigley Building & Tribune Tower

Daily Prompt – Fearless

Girl With Golden Hair

Chalk artist at work on the girl with golden hair in Florence, Italy.

Artist in Florence, Italy

Artist in Florence, Italy

Florence makes me smile . . .

Photo 101 Day Fourteen – Scale & Observation

Cloud Gate

Reflecting the Chicago skyline is the Cloud Gate at Millennium Park, or better known as The Bean.

Cloud Gate at Millenium Park

Cloud Gate at Millennium Park

Photo 101 Day 12 – Architecture and Monochrome

Splash of Red

A splash of red in Chicago.

Photo 101, day 11 – A Pop of Color

State Street and Chicago

State Street and Chicago

Swinging Window Washers

As you walk the streets of Chicago, keep a lookout overhead.  What you think are raindrops, may be sprinkles of water coming from the buckets of swinging window washers cleaning dirty windows.

Railway Exchange Building

Railway Exchange Building

Daily Prompt – Dirty

View from Above

As I looked over Chicago’s skyline from the 103rd floor of Willis Tower, I wondered how many of these buildings were a result of a want or need to surpass another architect’s achievement.

SkyDeck Chicago

Skydeck Chicago

The peacefulness of Lake Michigan in the background makes me smile even in the middle of downtown Chicago.

Daily Prompt – Envy

Chicago’s Lighthouse

Chicago’s downtown in the background of the lighthouse.

Chicago's Lakeshore

Chicago’s Lakeshore

A day in Chicago always makes me smile.

Photo 101 – Day Seven

Continental Bridge

Connecting downtown and West Dallas over the Trinity River, is the beautiful Continental Bridge, a pedestrian truss structure.

Makes me smile . . .

Continental Bridge

West Dallas Gateway

Photo 101 – Day Six

Climbing the Walls

As you are climbing the walls, watch your step.  One misstep might ruin the rest of your day.

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Made me smile. . . .

Daily Prompt – Misstep

Break Time

Break time on the streets of Chicago!

Day Two of my Photo 101 class.  Today’s topic  – street.

On the Streets of Chicago

On the Streets of Chicago

Made me smile . . .

Architecture – Old and New

Harmony in Chicago’s old and new architecture.

Made me smile . . . .

Legacy at Millenium Park and Willoughby Tower

Legacy at Millenium Park and Willoughby Tower

Weekly Photo Challenge – Harmony

Laundry Day

Must be laundry day in this household.

The Freshness of the Outdoors

The Freshness of the Outdoors

Weekly Photo Challenge – Time

Time is Whizzing By

While strolling the streets of Chicago, I happened to click the shutter of my camera as this trolley was rushing past.  Time is whizzing by.

Trolley Lights

Trolley Lights

Weekly Photo Challenge – Time

Lost in Time

Sleeping the morning away in Chicago – lost in time.

Sleeping the morning away

Chicago’s Millenium Park

Weekly Photo Challenge – Time

The City and the Lake

A walk along Lakeshore Drive in Chicago is something everyone should do if spending even one day in Chicago.  First of all, the view of Lake Michigan and the lighthouse is amazing.  Then, just turn around with your back toward the lake and you get the wonderful view of Chicago’s beautiful skyline.  The city and the lake from one spot.

Overlooking Lake MIchigan

Looking out at Lake Michigan

That’s just the start of it!  Lincoln Park Zoo is another “must do”.  Since you are already there, step on over to the Lincoln Park Conservatory with blooming orchids to see all year round.  Yes, even in the middle of winter, in freezing temperatures, you will be warm and toasty strolling in the conservatory.

I better stop right here for now.  There’s way too much to say about Chicago in one post.  Come back later, right here to this blog site.  There will be more.  🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge – Vibrant

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