I’ve missed one or two of these Lens-Artists Challenges recently so I’m making up for lost time with this one. Amy has chosen A Window With A View as the topic this week and here is my take on the subject. The first picture is a view of Millennium Park from The Chicago Art Institute. The second was taken at the Cuneo Mansion in Vernon Hills where there was a lovely view of the surrounding gardens from one of my favorite rooms there.
The next view, of the waterfront on Mackinac Island, was taken from a window high up on a hill at Fort Mackinac.
The next two pictures were taken at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oakbrook, Illinois. Two totally different views from the same room, one of the gardens and the other of the house. I believe this room was built as a sun or fresh air room which was supposed to be beneficial to the occupant’s health. If I remember rightly, there were windows like this on three sides of the room.
The next image was captured at the Capitol Building in St Paul, Minnesota. A window within a window overlooking the Capitol Grounds.
One of the biggest reasons for our travels has been to visit our children. For a while our youngest daughter and her family lived in a condo that had a very nice view of McGovern Centennial Gardens in Houston, Texas. Before that, they lived in Salt Lake City, Utah where we visited the Natural History Museum that had a window where the view was almost the same looking in as it was looking out.
Climbing up the steps of one of the towers at Holy Hill Basilica provided a great view of an adjacent spire. Also in Wisconsin, this time at the Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay, there was a colorful view from one of the windows of the John Purves tugboat.
This week, Ann-Christine has chosen ‘windows‘ as the subject for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge and, looking through some recent photo files, I found two window pictures that I took at the George Clayson House in Palatine last week and one taken in downtown Wausau in Wisconsin, that I thought would fit the bill.
For more on the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge go to #14: Windows +.
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.
For more on Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge go to Glass
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.