Monday, August 17, 2015

my type of town

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“And each time I leave, Chicago is
Tuggin' my sleeve, Chicago is
The Wrigley Building, Chicago is
The Union Stockyard, Chicago is
One town that won't let you down
It's my kind of town!”

~ Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, My Kind of Town.

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Newberry Library.

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Harold Washington Library (Chicago Public Library)
Yes, those are owls up there.

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A memorable Fathers Day weekend game.
The Cubs pitcher went 2 for 3, and batted in a run;
so there, "DH rule."

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Above: On the Mag Mile. Below: Chicago Public Library Archives.

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Above: My favorite Chicago building, the Carbide and Carbon, Michigan Avenue.

Below: Century Pens, on South LaSalle.

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Below: Evening's writing, at the Artists Café,
412 South Michigan Avenue.

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The Artists Café

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View from the ferris wheel, Navy Pier.

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Above: The view from the Art Institute of Chicago.
Below: Interstate 90, northern Indiana.

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p o s t s c r i p t u m

Art Institute of Chicago

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Nicholas de Largilliere: Self Portrait, 1725.
Notice the "porte-crayon" he's holding.

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Above: Detail of painting by Henry Fuseli, from 1794.
Below: Exhibit about writing instruments.

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Image above, and two below:
Chicago Cultural Center typography exhibit.

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Gifts for sale, Daley Plaza, State Street

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My Olympia Splendid holds forth, in the Windy City.