This week, Cee has asked us for tables and chairs for her Black & White Photo Challenge. The two images below show some tables and chairs in the McGinley Pavilion at The Chicago Botanic Garden, both their setting and the view onto which they look.
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I thought I’d stick with the water theme for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge, People at Work , this week, having recently submitted a post for Nancy Merrill’s Photo Challenge Water
Working on the barges at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in Cairo, Illinois.
Working the tour boats on the San Antonio River in downtown San Antonio, Texas.
Working to keep us safe on Lake Michigan at the Air & Water Show in downtown Chicago, Illinois.
Working to keep the lakes and gardens beautiful at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Cee has left the topic open for her Black & White Photo Challenge this week so I thought I’d revisit my trip downtown recently to get a different perspective on some of the things that I saw there.
Looking up at one of the lions outside the Chicago Art Institute on Michigan Avenue.
Taking the long view outside the Lyric Opera House on Wacker Drive.
On a day crowded with walkers, runners and tourists down for the Air & Water Show, these artists on the River Walk managed to stay very calm and focused on their projects.
Looming overhead, the stainless steel headdress of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion designed by Frank Gehry, in Millennium Park.
A view within a view at Cloud Gate in Millennium Park.
Getting the bird on the River Walk. Some of you may remember this little guy from a previous post. He was very obliging and allowed me to take lots of shots from different angles.
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The topic for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is Glass so I thought I’d share a few more images from our recent trip to Minnesota. I must say, these various photo challenges on WordPress have got me looking at things in a whole different light.
Pictures taken at Como Zoo & Conservatory, State Capitol Building and Cathedral of Saint Paul.
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The topic for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is Sculptures, Statues and Carvings and this gives me the perfect opportunity to share some of the pictures that I took at The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minnesota, recently. Beautiful pieces of artwork to be seen both outside and inside the building.
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The topic for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is Signs and I’m starting out with two that caught my eye while we were traveling in Texas, the first in McGovern Centennial Gardens in Houston and the second at the beach in Galveston.
The sign for radio station WBVN in Marion, Illinois; WBVN has a Contemporary Christian Music format and first began broadcasting in 1990.
The Merci Train carriage is on display at the National Railway Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In 1949, France sent 49 of these cars filled with gifts comprising of toys, clothes, ornaments and other items to the US in gratitude for the $40 million in food and supplies sent to France and Italy in 1947.
Three signs at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. Of course, the sign we always want to see is Cubs Win!
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This week, Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge calls for fountains. There are plenty of these in the photo files but here are just three, captured at the Biltmore Estate, in Asheville, the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis and a park in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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