Continental Chicago

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Monthly Archives: July, 2012


Can’t let the month go by without sharing these few photographs, taken at a friend’s place on the Fourth of July.  He lives on the west side, near the police … Continue reading

July 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Ferris: His Wonderland

Around this time of year in 1893, millions of people were flocking to Chicago to see the great world’s fair the city was hosting.  Formally known as the World’s Columbian … Continue reading

July 28, 2012 · 6 Comments

Vintage Midwest

I took this picture several years back, on a visit to one of my favorite farm stands.  The beautiful farm house and equally beautiful Bel Air each contributed to a … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · 7 Comments


William Lorimer (1861-1934), was a rare bird indeed: a Chicago political boss who was Republican.  By the time he paused to have this photograph taken, he’d risen to a seat … Continue reading

July 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

Rooftop Chicago

Rooftop Chicago shakes up your head, forcing you to see familiar buildings in a whole new way.  Plus this picture, shot through a plate-glass window, makes the city look so … Continue reading

July 22, 2012 · 3 Comments

Farm Stand Intel

The news from Berrien County MI is that rain is needed, a sentiment being expressed, with various degrees of urgency, in many parts of the country, and on countless farms … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · 4 Comments

The Depths of a Mature Garden

During our visit to Seattle last week, my friend Wendy offered to take us to Dunn Gardens, a little-known place in the Broadview neighborhood northeast of downtown.  The gardens, which … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · 4 Comments

The Fascination of a Port City

My mother-in-law lives in West Seattle, but we always stay downtown in a hotel.  So I spend a lot of time as a passenger, whizzing back and forth over the … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

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