Saturday, August 30, 2014

The World's Fair 1893, Chicago

My husband and I went to the exhibit at the Field Museum, Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair. I have to say it was pretty amazing. I am sure this is not the whole collection but gave us a great overview of what it was like to attend this fair. World's fair were a place to show off art, peoples and tribes from around the world (not the best idea), new products, and inventions. The ferris wheel debuted at this fair. It was fun to see what fascinated people at the time and I think some of these objects still do.

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

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Old Bones, Field Museum, Chicago

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

At Night, Chicago Lights

Love Chicago at Night. The lights!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

World of Bikes, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

The Museum of Science and Industry has a cool bike collection including this cardboard bike invented by Izhar Gafni. The bike is fire and water proof and retails about $20.00.

Gafni's target market is low-income countries. An NPR article last year. Listen here

I love photographing bikes, all those wheels and spokes. Love em

Friday, August 22, 2014

Food Friday

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

Mini Trains, Chicago

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

Tiny Ships, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

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

The U-505 Submarine, Chicago

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

Street Shots, Chicago

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

A World of Art, Chicago

Paul Manship

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

Marc Chagall
John Singer Sargeant


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