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 »

Little Rock: Two Murals and a New Downtown

Little Rock: Two Murals and a New Downtown
Little Rock Arkansas has a little rock and a big rock.  I’ve been living here for six months and haven’t seen either one.  But I’ve seen a lot of things more interesting than rocks, small or large. On the corner of Main and 6th Street, right across from the Rep, a local theater company is... Read more »

Unexpected Information about Unexpected Art

The building, was once known as the Union Life Building and is a landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It was built between 1911 and 1916 and is the only Chicago School building in Little Rock.  The eleven story building building was designed by the same architect that designed the Arkansas State... 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 »

Art in Pioneer Court

Art in Pioneer Court
A necessary  correction.  A couple of few day ago I posted the picture above and said that I knew nothing about it, and had no idea why it was erected in Pioneer Court.  Now I know better. The 25 foot bronze sculpture was installed November 2.2016, just before the election.  Its represents Abraham Lincoln and... Read more »

Rats on Monroe Street and other Chicago sights.

Rats on Monroe Street and other Chicago sights.
One last look at Chicago from a tourist view– Above–A view through the Wrigley Building–walk into a sparkling alley, see  Chicago along the river– framed by two sides of the Wrigley Building.  Definitely Unexpected Art. Rats on Monroe Street Rats on Monroe street  a few doors from the Italian Village.  It was a group union... Read more »
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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 »

Chicago from an Arkansan Eye

Chicago from an Arkansan Eye
Recently I moved to Little Rock Arkansas, a small beautiful Southern city.  I have lived in other places, but never permanently, always assuming  that the Chicago suburbs would be my home forever.  The move was a big change, but not as huge as I thought it would be at first. When we loaded up the... Read more »

I didn't expect Asian Art in a Romanian Castle

I didn't expect Asian Art in a Romanian Castle
  Peles Castle in Romania is an example of neo-renaissance-gothic revival style.So when I got there, I saw lots of carved wood,  carved stone, garden statuary, tapestries, grand staircases, the usually trapping of European castles and palaces.  What was unexpected was the collection of Asian art. I shouldn’t have been so surprised, because Asian art... Read more »
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Cake Toppers in Amsterdam

Cake Toppers in Amsterdam
In Amsterdam, looking around Anne Frank’s neighborhood while we waited for our ticketed time to  enter the museum, I was captivated by what I saw in the window of a building on the other side of  the canal.  I have no idea what kind of business was in the building, maybe a wedding planner, or... Read more »