Tag Archives: Chicago

Candlelight Christmas Tour

I was lucky to go to the Glessner House’s Candlelight Christmas Tour on Saturday. Located on the famed Prairie Avenue, where Chicago’s elite lived 100 years ago or so, the Glessner House is a museum housed in a 18th century … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded

  1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Order

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will … Continue reading

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Chicago Theater Tour

It’s Theater Week in Chicago, which means discounts for theater events. I took advantage of the discounts and went on a tour of the Chicago Theater. I’d never been inside before and wasn’t prepared for it to be so palatial. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will … Continue reading

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Clarke and Glessner Houses

Saturday I toured Chicago’s Clarke and Glessner Houses south of the Loop on the rejuvenated Prairie Avenue, where millionaires once lived and have recently returned after a bleak era when light industry and parking lots took over the neighborhood. The … Continue reading

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Jazzin’ at the Shedd

Since it’s so expensive (usually $36 for adults) I haven’t been to Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium in years. Probably 35 years. But a friend enticed me to try the Wednesday night “Jazzin’ at the Shedd” experience, which is just $18. In … Continue reading

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Inspiration Kitchens

I had a great brunch on Saturday at Inspirations Kitchens’ 3504 W. Lake St, near Garfield Park. It’s a restaurant where homeless people are trained for careers in restaurants. The atmosphere was bright, artsy and cheerful. The service was swift … Continue reading

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North Loop Architecture Tour

Yesterday I took a Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) tour of the North Loop, home to several landmark buildings. Like the other CAF tour I went on the docent was knowledgeable, approachable and welcomed questions. Here’s a few of the many … Continue reading

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