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Old 11-15-2008   #68
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Re: Christian's photography and stuff

Ha! I've been wanting to do exactly that since first moving here. Was working too much or too ill. Now I have plenty of time and I'm well.

The Chicago area is mostly circa 1800s and lacks tenure in the world of refined architecture. But, there are some incredibly interesting buildings I've noticed when we're out and about.

Somewhere I have pictures of Chicago's Water Tower, Sears Tower and other landmarks that were taken during VVAW marches or at voting/election events. No idea where they landed in our garage though, which makes a drive less time consuming. One can never have too many pictures :.)

For a long time I've wanted to get pictures of a stunning Ukrainian church on Cumberland Avenue barely inside the north metro area of Chicago, near where I used to work. St. Joseph's was built in the 70s, has multiple domes and spectacular colors. A real sight for sore eyes in the midst of overwhelmingly dull pavement and strip shops.

Farms as well. There is a funny farm (possibly for real ) near Antioch, IL displaying several wooden, painted Holstein cows (the black and white spotted ones) attached to its fence. Sassy cow tails swish facing the road and their heads are painted to turn and peer at passersby. Whoever put that up must have a fantastic sense of humor. We've passed it a few times wishing we had a camera with us.

Mike is content to look and go, not one to stop. When I go alone I'll be able to tromp through woods or knock on doors and bother people with my curiosities

I really miss the pictures taken in Charleston, S.C. when I was a kid. My dad had lent me his 35mm when I went on field trips. I used to have pictures of The Battery, real cannons that once protected Charleston's harbor, and the dungeons before they were changed. My dad was an interim Crew Chief on the first C5A cargo plane put on public display so he conducted a tour for one of our field trips and we were allowed to take pictures outside and certain areas inside. In elementary school it's easy to be more impressed by a mobile warehouse like that, rather than consider it's ultimate purpose which seemed rather harmless if not thought about much.

Mmm. Apologies for rambling, but it could've been much worse if I'd gotten into pet and baby pictures
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Last edited by my.dragons.lady; 11-16-2008 at 12:54 AM. Reason: added link for St. Joseph's, typos
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