Friday, June 12, 2015


The historic Palmer House Hilton (see wiki).

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The Palmer’s large bronze Peacock designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany at the corner of State and Monroe.

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The iconic overhead CTA train tracks.

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The Crown Fountain

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Cloud Gate and the Chicago skyline.

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Boeing Gallery South featuring Paula, Laura and Inez by Jaume Plensa.

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The Art Institute of Chicago

A miniature display of a Virginia Parlor (1758-1787)

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Shiva as Lord of the Dance (Nataraja), Chola period, c. 1000, Bronze

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Houses at Chatou, Maurice de Vlaminck

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Interior at Nice, Henri Matisse

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The Red Armchair, Pablo Picasso

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Amphora (Storage Jar), Greek, Athens, 530/510 BC

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American Gothic, Grant Wood

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The Bedroom, Vincent van Gogh

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Entrance to the Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company Building.

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Landmark clock in Chicago off State Street.

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The interior of the Hotel Burnham in the Reliance Building, the first skyscraper to feature large plate glass windows.

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Dining at Hotel Burnham’s Atwood Restaurant.

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Views from the 103rd floor (1,353ft/412m) of the Willis Tower (formerly and still commonly known as Sears Tower).  Willis Tower was the tallest building in the world from 1973 to 1998.

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The ledge,  a suspended glass observation boxes on the 103rd floor.

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The 53ft Flamingo sculpture in front of the Kluczynski Federal Building in Federal Plaza.

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U-505 (wiki), an actual German world war II submarine at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.

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The Chicago Theatre (wiki) following a heavy rain storm.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Close to the Riverside’s central business district is Flabob, a small private airport.  The unusual name is derived from the first names of Flavio Madariaga and Bob Bogan.  The airport is home to a number of restoration projects including The Flabob Express, an operational Douglas D3.


But perhaps the most exciting project is the scale reproduction of the Wright BrothersWright Flyer.  For more information on the project click here.



The hanger containing the replica Wright Flyer also hosts an impressive collection of 800 model aircraft.


In another hanger there is a replica of  Rider R-4.


Below, is a replica of a Caudron C.460, a French racer.  More information from the engineers here.



Tuesday, May 13, 2014