as seen on the 606

I recently took a walk on the 606 with my grandson. What is the 606 you say? Here is some info from the excellent 606 website:

The story of The 606 begins just after the Great Chicago Fire. In their efforts to rebuild the city, the Chicago City Council gave permission for the Chicago & Pacific Railroad to lay tracks down the middle of Bloomingdale Ave. (1800 N) on Chicago’s Northwest side. The move helped connect goods from outlying rail ports to the busy Chicago River, and supported Chicago’s burgeoning industrial growth.

You can read more at the website. If you are ever in Chicago, it is worth taking some time to walk the 606. It was a cold day, but we just loved the sights and sounds of our walk.

about faces

Here’s an idea… stick with me… let’s design and build, not one, but two giant LED glass block towers, and have them face each other. Then, let’s have water cascade down from the top of these towers. Then, let’s project a video of a giant face on the giant glass block towers. Then, let’s video the face changing, as if to expel water from it’s mouth, and at just the precise moment, we actually shoot a stream of water from the mouth of the giant LED face. Cool? Right? Thank you Jaume Plensa.

Wynwood Walls

One of the greatest delights on our recent trip to Florida was a visit to Wynwood Walls. You can read all about Wynwood Walls here. This urban street art gallery is an absolute must see if you are ever in or near Miami! Some of you will recognize the work of Eduardo Kobra. My only regret is that I did not take the time to note all of the artists that appear in this post. Bravo to all the artists and this amazing art district in Miami!

fort worth, tx

It has been a while since I have last posted because I have been in Texas this past week presenting a couple of workshops at a worship conference. I stayed with some dear friends that we have known for over 30 years (yup, I am a bit old)! I was able to visit the seminary I graduated from…. uhh…. a while ago….and we spent some time in downtown Fort Worth, TX. These were taken at the Water Gardens with my phone since I decided not to bring my Canon.

fort worth, tx

 

water gardens

 

ft worth angel

jay pritzker revisited

jay pritzker pavilion 3

Hope you are not getting too tired of all these Chicago images! This is the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, Chicago. I have officially given this crazy pavilion the title of “the most difficult location/structure/….thing to photograph…. in the universe!”  I have a couple of other images of this pavilion here and here. The beautiful, asymmetrical design of the architecture, along with the network of tubes that are suspended above the grassy area to hold the speakers for the sound system, all create a “busy” location to try and photograph. Still, it is a beautiful pavilion, and serves as a centerpiece of the recreational and concert life of Chicago.