I also read the book "Devil in the White City"by Erik Larson which gave a great overview on the challenges of building this fair and just getting it open. The book also covered the case of the Serial Killer, H.H. Holmes. Very creepy. I heard a movie was in the works
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Field Museum in Chicago is the Home to Sue. the TRex. This is the most complete skeleton of a Trex on display anywhere. It is pretty darn cool and amazing. I also love dinosaur bones.
It is so cool to see Earth's past. Imagine these beasts roaming the Earth
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Gafni's target market is low-income countries. An NPR article last year. Listen here
Friday, August 22, 2014
Bacon Popcorn at the Revolution Brew Pub in Chicago
A quick salad at the Revolution Brew Pub in Chicago
Dessert on our anniversary in Chicago
(the reason for our trip was to celebrate 20 years of being married)
Tapas display in Barcelona, Quite a few restaurants have these on display
Eggs for sale at the Local Market in Barcelona, here is a quick guide to the markets
Thursday, August 21, 2014
I loved this railroad model at the Museum of Science and Industry. It was so involved and well done. It spread over a large room. It was fascinating and loved by children and adults.
This photo shows the scale of the Railroad Model
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Ship Model displays are a win/win for my husband and I. He loves ship models and I think I have seen just about every kind of ship model.
What I love is all the tiny details and work that goes into these models. I can't imagine how many hours and months of work that goes into these models. I just gush over the tiny sails, ropes, woodwork, chains and well you know!
Monday, August 18, 2014
We made a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicage with the hopes of taking the German U-505 Sub tour in the museum.
My husband is very interested in WWII history and this is one of the only surviving German subs from that time. It was a great tour and gave you a glimpse into sub life. 50 men lived on this submarine for months at a time. I surprised how interesting the tour was. Life was somewhat difficult on a sub, as you can imagine!
Sadly, the sub has low light making it hard to photograph. I did manage these shots.
Check out those scratchy blankets. Although it was very hot on the sub and I am sure a blanket was not needed. Each man shared his bed in shift with other crew members.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Think of these photos as a tour of Chicago but, by me instead of a travel site or book. I try to capture the everyday and quirky if I can. If you love funky store windows look for American Apparel. They have very fun displays. I am not a fan of the clothes but love the windows.
I love to be able to photograph at night as well as during the day. Night has it challenges camera wise but, fun if the photos work out
Sunday, August 3, 2014
The Art Institute, Chicago is so massive with older wings and more modern wings. The museum has everything like sculpture, artful objects, paintings and more…
It can be a bit overwhelming. These are some of my favorite shots and art
|John Singer Sargeant|