Cee has asked us to pick a subject from the picture that she posted this week for her Fun Foto Challenge so I opted for windows. These shots were taken when we went to Windy City Ribfest on Broadway in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. The first image was from the old Aragon Ballroom building but I’m not sure what the other two buildings are..
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to Week 1 Photo – geometry, bushes, window, brick, etc
This week, Cee is asking us to look through a window for her Black & White Photo Challenge. The following pictures were taken on our recent visit to Milwaukee, the first two at the Milwuakee Art Museum.
Windows seemed to be the prevailing theme on this trip as evidenced by these two images captured at The Domes in Mitchell Park.
For more on Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge go to Through a Window
The subject for the Weekly Photo Challenge at The Daily Post is windows. Since joining the ‘Thursday Doors’ crowd, I’ve stepped up my efforts to look for doors and also windows and during a recent trip to Marion, Illinois, we discovered several of both that were worth a shot or two. This was our first visit to Marion and we spent one morning looking around the Tower Square Plaza area where there was a mix of new buildings along with several old places that looked like they’d seen better days.
This was certainly true of the building that once housed The Marion Daily Republican newspaper. I noticed that the sparrows had found a conveniently broken window frame, giving them access to the interior.
The windows at the Lewis building and the former Sheriff’s residence, now home to the Williamson County Historical Society Jail Museum and Library, are in better shape.
Part of our trip to Marion included a visit to Mandala Gardens, more of which I will write about in a future post.
For more on the Weekly Photo Challenge go to Windows
My window of opportunity for participating in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week may well be rapidly closing, but if I hurry I may just make it. For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to https://ceenphotography.com/2016/11/22/cees-fun-foto-challenge-windows/
Some fancy windows at the Pui Tak Center in Chinatown, Chicago.
Imagine what it must have been like for the seventy-odd people who, at one time or another, looked anxiously out through the windows of the Apple River Fort in Elizabeth, Illinois, during the Black Hawk War in 1832. The settlers survived the attack by two hundred warriors thanks in part to the sturdy construction of the long-vanished fort. The fort has been reconstructed as is now open to the public.
Some of the beautiful stained-glass windows that were on display at the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows on Navy Pier in Chicago. Sadly the museum was closed when the pier was renovated this year.
Sometimes it’s what’s in and around the window that makes it interesting. A window at the Taylor House in Freeport and an antique shop in Long Grove, Illinois.
Some well-weathered windows at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, Illinois.
Cee has us looking through a window for this week’s Black & White Photo Challenge. Whether looking in or looking out, I guess it doesn’t matter. There’s something to be seen either way.
Looking out through the windows of the Milwaukee Art Museum onto Lake Michigan.
Looking in through the windows of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Looking out through the windows of the Natural History Museum at the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Looking in through the windows of the same building you would think you’d see something different but because of their reflective surface you get a similar view of the Wasatch Mountains.
For more on Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge go to https://ceenphotography.com/2016/10/27/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-looking-through-a-window/
My thanks, once again, to Sue Llewellyn for affording me the opportunity to share some pictures of windows in response to her Word A Week Photograph Challenge on A Word In Your Ear at http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-window/.
Although I’ve already shown images of some of the windows at the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows on Navy Pier in Chicago in previous posts, I still had a few left that I thought might be worth a look.
I particularly liked the window depicting The Fairy Tale of The Bear Attacking Other Animals created in 1997 by artist Khaim Pinkhasik.
The Weekly Photo Challenge from the folks on The Daily Post at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/photo-challenge-window/ is Window.
I’m always glad of the opportunity to show off the exquisite workmanship at the Hindu Temple in Bartlett, Illinois.
Although not as ornate, this window at the Cuneo Mansion in Vernon Hills is still quite handsome.
The architecture at Northwestern University in Evanston includes some beautiful windows such as the one pictured above.
A station ticket counter window at The Illinois Railway Museum in Union.
Some intricate work surrounding the window of a building in Chinatown, Chicago.