Category: Unexpected Art

On Blue Line, Watching the Art Go By.

On Blue Line, Watching the Art Go By.
I love riding the Blue Line–for most of my life I was a Red Line and Purple Line gal, and this goes way back.  I remember riding the old wooden L cars with wicker seats on the Evanston line (now the purple line) and buying my first pack of cigarettes at the concession stand in... Read more »

Unexpected (Sewer) Art in Little Rock--not just manhole covers.

Last Sunday I went to a farmers’ market in SOMA, a neighborhood in Little Rock.   The market was small by Chicago standards, about 10 vendors selling fruit, vegetables, honey and jewelry.  The location was in a  interesting small sculpture park called  Bernice Garden.  The unexpected art was on the street.  Little Rock has a sewer... Read more »

LEED Platinum Buildings in Little Rock, The Best of the Green

LEED stands for “Leadership in energy and environmental design,” the most widely used green building rating system in the world.  LEED, is international, and in the United States it is managed by the US Green Building Council.  It provides a framework that project teams can apply to create healthy, highly efficient and cost saving green... Read more »
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A Chicago Eye Looks Around Downtown Little Rock--and finds some unexpected art.

A Chicago Eye Looks Around Downtown Little Rock--and finds some unexpected art.
Sometimes I take a round about route to my art class and unexpected art pops up.  When I am lucky to have my real camera instead of my antique 3G iphone, I stop and take a few pictures.  Downtown Little Rock gives me a lot a lot of material. Downtown Little Rock is nothing like... Read more »

Frosting and Food Trucks

Frosting and Food Trucks
Seeing Chicago as a tourist when I have lived there for over 60 years. Last month I made a trip to Chicago for a few days. With my new camera in hand, I looked and snapped away. There were a few field trips at the Chicago Cultural Center  the day we visited.  This work was... Read more »

Underground and Unexpected. Roman Art in Cologne

In Cologne, tourists go to see the Cathedral, which is the number one tourist site in Germany. Right next door , in the Roman Germanic Museum, there are treasures  that rival those of the Cathedral.  After the tour of the Cathedral, I was ready to blow off the museum, but since it was a rainy... Read more »
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I came to see music boxes, but I unexpectedly found art

Siegfrieds’s Mechanical Music Cabinet in Rudesheim, a town full of interesting tourist activities.  The Niederwald monument  is located nearby and there is a gondola to people from Rudesheim to see it. The  Drosselgasse, a narrow cobblestone street, lined with interesting ancient buildings and restaurants serving schnitzel and beer–with live German music.  And at the top... Read more »

The Niederwald, a German Monument I Never Heard of is Unexpected Art.

The Niederwald, a German Monument I Never Heard of is Unexpected Art.
Cruising the Rhine River in Germany,  our ship passed group of imposing sculptures high above the River.  Although it was quite a distance away, we could tell that it was really big.  Later that day, visiting the town of Rudesheim, I had the opportunity to see it close up. A leisurely ride on a gondola... Read more »

The Rock Church and Churches on Steriods, Unexpected Art in Eastern Europe.

The Rock Church and Churches on Steriods, Unexpected Art in Eastern Europe.
There were many surprises on my river cruise through Europe–one was the  Orthodox Churches I saw in Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania.  I am familiar with Eastern Orthodox Churches in the United States, but in Eastern Europe, Orthodox churches were on steroids. Every  surface in these churches was covered with paintings, walls, ceilings, porches, and some... Read more »
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Apple Blossoms and Unexpected Art

Apple Blossoms and Unexpected Art
Wednesday is my day to volunteer at the Chicago Botanic Garden.  My job was to collect tulips for potpourri and violas with pretty faces.  After I finished that, I decided to take a look around before I returned to our shed.  It was cold, cloudy and wet.  Not a good day for walking in a... Read more »