Lincoln Park Grade School Pre-Memorial Day Parade

Must be nice, Memorial Day cruising near North Beach

Wrigley Building at Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River

“The two of us know how to play, the little man is the money maker”

Ms. Janice, Jake and Smokie

Ms. Janice sits on the corner of Chicago and Michigan Avenues. Jake (the top cat) is an incredibly friendly and docile cat. Smokie, below, is an 18-month old beast. Jake loved his head scratched. When I tried to pet Smokie, I was met with a blood-drawing scratch and a hard bite. Ms. Janice says it’s a daily crap shoot with Smokie’s demeanor. DSC00343DSC00344

Spring in Chicago

When the weather turns nice, Chicagoans pour into the outdoors by the hundreds of thousands. city view, Lake Michigan, John Hancock Building

Alfred Caldwell Lilly Pool, Lincoln Park, Chicago

The Alfred Caldwell Lilly Pool is perhaps the finest example of the Prairie Style Landscape Architecture. The pool was commissioned by the Works Progress Administration and was completed in 1938. Caldwell was a teacher, poet, landscaper and architect. ** Developed in the late 19th and early 20th century, this regional approach to landscape design celebrated the open character, horizontal expanse, and native vegetation of the Midwest. Landscape spaces were organized as a sequence of outdoor rooms and views, emphasizing the interaction of sky and landscape…..The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

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