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American English – July 10, 2014

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American English, a Chicagoland-based band, is considered to be one of the best, if not the best, Beatles tribute bands in the world. They sound and look like the Beatles and even speak like the Beatles. We went to see their show at the MB Park at Rosemont in Rosemont, IL. It was a blast! […]


At Buck’s Place – July 7, 2014

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Night shoot at the Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park two nights ago. I haven’t done a night shoot in a while, so I thought this would be a proper venue for doing one.


Summer Fireworks – July 5, 2014

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Summer fireworks at Navy Pier as seen from my balcony, 7 miles away in Chicago’s far northside. The fireworks are held every Wednesdays and Saturdays until the end of August. I didn’t do any walks for this one.


Oak Park, IL Independence Day Fireworks Unplugged – July 4, 2014

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Spectacular fireworks display in Oak Park, IL at the Oak Park River Forest High School sports stadium. It was a long (about 30 minutes), incessant display of beautiful colors imaginable. Thanks to Liam K. for hosting.


US 1, Belgium 2 @ the Viewing Party in Soldier Field, Home of the Chicago Bears – July 1, 2014

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First knock out round for the US against Belgium. They lost but hey, it was a thrilling game. Love the goalie, the best defense secretary of the USA!


Chicago Pride Parade – June 29, 2014

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I was on the Lambda Legal float as I was one of the plaintiffs who petitioned the Federal Court to allow same-sex marriage in Illinois before it became legal on June 1, 2014. The petition was granted and the rest, as they say, is history. I am just sad that Ron was not able to […]


Wrigley Field Centennial Seats – June 27, 2014

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It’s the home of Chicago Cubs’ 100th year anniversary this year. From the website, wrigleyfield100.com: “Explore the rich history of one of America’s most iconic ballparks with a walk down Michigan Avenue. See all 50 sets of authentic ballpark seats below, each uniquely and artistically designed by community groups, artists and celebrity fans of the […]


Fog on the beach – June 26, 2014

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It has been foggy in Chicago for the past few days. The fog has lifted now but in the past week, we were like San Francisco. Took these pictures at Thorndale and Hollywood Beaches on the 26th of June near my house.


Mixed emotions – US-Germany, 0-1, post-viewing party – June 26, 2014

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I was late for the viewing party because I had to go to the eye doctor, but I caught up with stragglers celebrating the US NMT advancing to the next round. It was weird. US NMT lost, but fans rejoiced. Thanks to Portugal and Ghana. Hahahahahah,


US 2, Portugal 2 – June 22, 2014, unplugged

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Part 6 of today’s photowalk at the 2014 FIFA World Cup viewing party at a designated area near Balbo Avenue, between Lake Shore Drive and Columbus Avenue in Grant Park. The event was sponsored by US Soccer and Chicago Park District. Unplugged, direct from camera(s). This set includes pot shots of people feeling disappointed after […]


US 2, Portugal 2 – June 22, 2014, unplugged

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Part 5 of today’s photowalk at the 2014 FIFA World Cup viewing party at a designated area near Balbo Avenue, between Lake Shore Drive and Columbus Avenue in Grant Park. The event was sponsored by US Soccer and Chicago Park District. Unplugged, direct from camera(s). This set includes crowd reaction when Portugal scores its second […]


US 2, Portugal 2 – June 22, 2014, unplugged

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Part 4 of today’s photowalk at the 2014 FIFA World Cup viewing party at a designated area near Balbo Avenue, between Lake Shore Drive and Columbus Avenue in Grant Park. The event was sponsored by US Soccer and Chicago Park District. Unplugged, direct from camera(s). This set includes shots of post-2nd US goal jubilation.


US 2, Portugal 2 – June 22, 2014 unplugged

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Part 3 of today’s photowalk at the 2014 FIFA World Cup viewing party at a designated area near Balbo Avenue, between Lake Shore Drive and Columbus Avenue in Grant Park. The event was sponsored by US Soccer and Chicago Park District. Unplugged, direct from camera(s). In this set, the US scores its first and second […]


US 2, Portugal 2 – June 22, 2014, unplugged

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Part 2 of today’s photowalk at the 2014 FIFA World Cup viewing party at a designated area near Balbo Avenue, between Lake Shore Drive and Columbus Avenue in Grant Park. The event was sponsored by US Soccer and Chicago Park District. Unplugged, direct from camera(s).


US 2, Portugal 2 – June 22, 2014, Unplugged

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Part 1 of today’s photowalk at the 2014 FIFA World Cup viewing party at a designated area near Balbo Avenue, between Lake Shore Drive and Columbus Avenue in Grant Park. The event was sponsored by US Soccer and Chicago Park District. Unplugged, direct from camera(s).


Bodies in Urban Spaces – June 21, 2014

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Part 3 of the busy photowalk-day yesterday is the Bodies in Urban Spaces performance art/dance/art installation. Bodies in Urban Spaces is a moving art/performance art/dance installation in various spaces within 1 mile of Daley Plaza in Chicago. The whole installation is a concept of Willi Dorner, an Austrian dance maker and features members of various […]


Zombie March Chicago 2014 – June 21, 2014

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Part 2 of today’s photowalk is the Zombie March. I didn’t know it was today. I wasn’t planning to photograph it as I had in the past years. BUT, as I was sitting down on one of the park benches in Millennium Park, I saw a couple of zombies sitting opposite me (photo above). I […]


Summer Solstice at Millennium Park – June 21, 2014

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Jaume Plenza’s new monolithic structure at Millennium park Today was really a busy day for photowalks … since 8 o’clock in the morning! I started at the Chicago River by Wrigley and then headed west to Fulton St. by foot. Had breakfast … which morphed into lunch with some friends – actually it was, a […]


Montrose Harbor – June 14, 2014

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Yesterday’s photowalk was a botched one. I took over a hundred of pictures of the lake front from Thorndale going south to Montrose Point … before realizing that I didn’t have a memory card inside the camera! I was already finishing up the walk when I saw the warning … No Card. So I took […]


Oak Park, IL – June 8, 2014

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Today’s photowalk is around Oak Park, IL, a progressive village just west of Chicago. Oak Park is an architecture mecca because of the large number of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed houses, the largest collection in the world. Many of the houses featured in this post are by Wright or by his disciples. Oak Park is also […]


The neighborhood beach – June 1, 2014

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Today’s photowalk was at the local beach in the Edgewater Community in Chicago’s far northside. My building is right on the beach, so I just walked alongside Thorndale, Ardmore and Hollywood beaches. Hollywood beach is the gay beach in Chicago. Lots of bodies on display out there today.


Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony – May 26, 2014

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This morning’s photowalk was at the Memorial Day parade and celebration that started in West Andersonville, a part of the Edgewater community and ended in Rosehill Cemetery in Ravenswood, a neighborhood in the Lincoln Square community in Chicago’s northside. The ceremony for Civil War veterans at the end of the celebration was quite interesting – […]


Bike the Drive – May 25, 2014

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About 21,000 cyclists took over Chicago’s scenic Lakeshore Drive on Sunday of the Memorial Day weekend. For about 5 hours, from 5:30 – 10:30 AM, cars were banned from a 14-mile stretch of the Drive so that cyclists from all ages and all walks of life could bike along the highway leisurely and safely. Fun!


Ping Tom Memorial Park in Chinatown, Chicago – May 18, 2014

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With my friends, Sen and Victoria, I went out to Chinatown for Sunday lunch at the Lao Sze Chuan, Victoria’s favorite restaurant. (She’s from the Szechuan province in China.) Sen and I went ahead by water taxi so we can take photos of the buildings along the river and then of Ping Tom Park in […]