Posts tagged "Chicago"

Historic Wicker Park

sidewalk
Behind the trendy neighborhood, there is some classic architecture and houses with art such as stained glass. We walked around the neighborhood with Scandanavian-German roots and appreciated elaborate landscaping, wrap-around porches and sidewalk cafe’s all within a few blocks.

#TBT DJs around town

#TBT DJs around town
house parties to store parties, music is everywhere in the city.

Tattoo Arts in Rosemont

Tattoo Arts in Rosemont
Sometimes we Chicagoans have to get in our cars, borrowed or otherwise, and head to the ‘burbs for some entertainment. Last weekend I photographed the Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel organized by www.vilianarts.com
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#TBT Celebrities around town

#TBT Celebrities around town
Over the years I’ve worked at places where I have some access to local celebrities and heroes. Here are some of my favorites.

Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan in Uptown

Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan in Uptown
Every Wednesday the Green Mill in Uptown hosts Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan, a “gypsy-jazzy” band who play and get lost in the musical trance.

Firefighters in Bridgeport

Firefighters in Bridgeport
The biggest fire the city has seen in seven years happened last week on South Ashland Avenue. It was so cold, the building turned into what looked like an ice sculpture. The fire rekindled two days later and firemen were on the ice trying to put out the fire, cleaning up and even taking pictures... Read more »
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Biking in the rain

Biking in the rain
Here we have some of the people in our great city that are committed to their bicycles. Rain, shine and sometimes snow, these Chicagoans are willing to risk their lives on our streets. Although there are many bike paths and trails, cyclists should be aware at all times for parked car door openings and drivers... Read more »

Beach Volleyball

Beach Volleyball
Chicago Sport Social organizes teams of people who want to stay active in Chicago. My friend Dan(corporate by day photographer/athlete by night) is part of the beach volleyball team Corcoran’s. They meet on Fridays and end the work week with a workout.

Honoring people from our past

Honoring people from our past
Fumio Toyoda Shihan left a great legacy at the Japanese Culture Center in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. Aikido is a Japanese martial art that is a way for people of all ages to train. The techniques not only teach self defense and harmony with others, they are a great way to stay fit. The Aikido group... Read more »
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Beach in the park

Beach in the park
A friend and I decided to go for a walk in the blistering heat and came upon a beach in the middle of the park. Who knew?! Not this Chicagoan. It turns out Humbolt Park has one and it was filled with people trying to cool off. For a second, the sounds and weather made... Read more »