I spent much of the afternoon photographing the flowers at Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. It is a little known oasis in the city – whatever season, it’s a beautiful place to just sit or roam around and see what is growing.
Foster Ave. Beach Yesterday and today, the wind was very gusty and incessant, forming spectacular waves particularly when the waves crash on the shore. I went out to photograph the waves from Montrose Harbor area to Foster Ave. It was brutal and cold out there, but I wasn’t the only one who came out – […]
A cyclist at Northwestern University, a composite of three I had an interview at noon today at Northwestern Univeristy for a fellowship position -. The interview, though stressful, went well, and after it finished, I walked around a little bit to de-stress. The campus is beautiful – what I imagined an American University campus to […]
Can you hear me now? After shooting at the Bean, I went to the Loop to take pot shots of people in the streets. Unlike last year, I only took a short walk in the adjacent streets. From Millennium Park, I crossed Michigan Ave., then headed west on Washington, North on State, East on Randolph, […]
Under the belly of The Bean From the river, we then walked toward the parade in Grant Park. We thought that we would shoot just a few frames and then go around the loop. But, even before reaching Randolph, we saw a mass of people stuck on lower Columbus Drive. We decided to just bail […]
Every year since the 1960′s, the Plumbers Union dyes the Chicago River green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. I have photographed this site since 2005 and since 2006, have organized a photo meet up for the event. This morning, the greening of the river was held again and, as usual, I organized a meet […]
Clarence Darrow Memorial Bridge Marker It was a perfect morning this morning to hold the 2012 wreath-tossing ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the noted lawyer (eg Scopes Monkey trial) Clarence Darrow’s death. The ceremony was held at the Clarence Darrow Memorial Bridge in Jackson Park, at the vicinity of the Museum of Science and […]
In Lincoln Park Zoo, if I can help it, I always make it a point to visit the birdhouse. Last Saturday was the same, I was compelled to go through even though I really wanted to go home. But there were plenty of reasons not to pass the opportunity – among which were these -=
After the Lincoln Park Zoo walk, I passed by the Lincoln Park Conservatory next door as it was on my way to the bus stop. I went directly to the orchid room as I know that orchids are in full bloom at about this time of the year. I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, I went […]
\ Gibbon Mother and Child I had to attend a job fair early in the morning today at the Frances W. Parker School in Lincoln Park. There were only about ten schools represented (independent schools) and I interviewed with half of them. So my morning ended early – and had time to do a short […]
Chicago skyline taken from the balcony of the Adler Planetarium I did a quick walk yesterday on E. Solidarity Dr. (Adler Planetarium area) with the intention of taking pictures of the skyline against the clouds. I was in the Loop late in the afternoon and saw these beautiful clouds in the western sky. But when […]
Time to eat! Roosevelt Rd. is one of the major thoroughfares of Chicago that traverses the whole city from the lakefront (as Roosevelt Drive) to its western border then continues to the Western suburbs as Illinois Route 38 and then ends in Geneva, IL where it becomes State St. On the West side of the […]
Me, leaping in my favorite photo subject I went to Millennium Park today and spent half the afternoon photographing myself leaping … because yup, today is the extra day in February. Flickr requested for Flickr Leap 2012 photos … so I went. It took me about two hours to finally get the hang of jumping […]
After a not-so-harrowing job interview in the West Loop last Friday, I decided to walk to my bus stop near Millennium Park. It was quite a long walk, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The sky was overcast, so photography was wonderful because the lighting was even. However, everything seemed gray, and my photos showed it. […]
Luminous Field, a site specific light and sound installation by Luftwerk, a collaboration between two artists – Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero with music provided by the Third Coast Percussion. I was fortunate to be invited to take photos of the installation up in the air lift. So on its 2nd to the last night […]
New York skyline as seen from New Jersey I always ask my brother to bring me to this place somewhere in West New York to photograph the skyline. It’s basically a park across the Hudson River in New Jersey. We were lucky that night – as the moon was shining over Manhattan.
Firecrackers! As much as possible, I photograph the Chinese New Year celebration on Argyle St. (Argyle St. in Uptown is also known as the New Chinatown because Vietnamese who are mostly ethnic Chinese resettled here.) This year, it is the Year of the Rabbit. I haven’t missed going to the Argyle St. celebrations for a […]
New York High Line is a new public park on the West side of New York City. The park used to be an elevated freight train track that was not used, and now has been transformed into a public park. It’s a great concept in opening public spaces, converting unused rusting locales for the public […]
We did a one-day side trip from New York City to Baltimore, just for the heck of it. We didn’t do much, except visit the renowned National Aquarium on the harbor.
I had to check out the place where I will be interviewed for a teaching job in New York City. The building was a block off Union Square, so after finding the building, we went around Union Square quickly, and then had lunch at The Coffee Shop. Union Square is a historic public space where […]
The beginning of the Year of the Dragon was celebrated on Argyle St. last Jan 28. The parade, as usual, was short, but the door-to-door lighting of the firecrackers lasted till late in the afternoon. I organized a group from the Chicagoland and Northeastern Illinois Photo Meet Up to join me photograph the event.
There was a blizzard yesterday, so today, I went out to photograph around my neighborhood. I wasn’t the only one who had the same idea. Had some great shots of the lake covered in ice.
Quite bored, so I did a solo night photo walk along Michigan Ave., starting from Millennium Park, and ending on top of the John Hancock Tower. It felt good!
Hollywood Beach in Edgewater Once in a while, I get off two stops before my bus stop and walk on the beach to my building. Today was one of those days -. Walking on the beach clears my mind and relaxes me. And this is the reason why …