August 30, 2014
Lemonade and Garage Sale -
summer’s almost over… -
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I took this photo on August 24, 2014 at 02:58PM

Lemonade and Garage Sale -
summer’s almost over… -
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I took this photo on August 24, 2014 at 02:58PM

August 29, 2014
I faved tires sho
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August 08, 2014 at 09:45AM

I faved tires sho
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Ashland & 50th

August 08, 2014 at 09:45AM

August 29, 2014
I faved Making Summer Memories
by Renee Rendler-Kaplan
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/oFnokjHolstein Park Pool
Bucktown
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August 29, 2014 at 01:10PM

I faved Making Summer Memories
by Renee Rendler-Kaplan
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Holstein Park Pool Bucktown http://ift.tt/1ppG6x6

August 29, 2014 at 01:10PM

August 29, 2014
I faved underpass (north)
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embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/oE5RYyElizabeth underpass btwn Hubbard & Kinzie.  First seen on 8/25.

August 27, 2014 at 11:23PM

I faved underpass (north)
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Elizabeth underpass btwn Hubbard & Kinzie. First seen on 8/25.

August 27, 2014 at 11:23PM

August 29, 2014
I faved Union Missionary Baptist Church
by Brule Laker
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/oETMYCThe church at 940 N. Orleans St., organized in 1920, moved here in 1948.

August 28, 2014 at 10:02PM

I faved Union Missionary Baptist Church
by Brule Laker
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The church at 940 N. Orleans St., organized in 1920, moved here in 1948.

August 28, 2014 at 10:02PM

August 29, 2014
I faved Bridge Tender Tower
by G Dan Mitchell
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Bridge Tender Tower. Chicago, Illinois. August 2, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell - all rights reserved.

Chicago bridge tender “house” or tower, West Chicago Street Bridge.

I had notice one or two of these buildings previously, but had not thought too much about them. The most recent time I thought about them was in relationship to a photograph of another downtown Chicago subject that included the tops of a couple of these buildings, and I was trying to figure out what the call them in the photograph data. On that photograph, since the building wasn’t really a primary subject, I eventually probably just called it “building” or perhaps nothing at all.

However, this photograph features one of these structures as it predominant feature. On the river tour we say a lot of them, and I eventually figured out the obvious — that they had something to do with the operation of the bridges. As I worked on this photograph I finally looked them up and discovered that they are called bridge tender towers or bridge tender houses. They apparently were the control points for the mechanisms of the bridges, Which can be raised to allow taller boats to pass through. I thought this one was especially remarkable and unusual. Many of the others seem to be made entirely of stone and often in what I would characterize as an art deco style. This one seems like some odd hybrid of medieval jail/tower and ships cabin, and the blue color is very striking, too.

G Dan Mitchell is a California photographer and visual opportunist whose subjects include the Pacific coast, redwood forests, central California oak/grasslands, the Sierra Nevada, California deserts, urban landscapes, night photography, and more.
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August 29, 2014 at 12:35AM

I faved Bridge Tender Tower
by G Dan Mitchell
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Bridge Tender Tower. Chicago, Illinois. August 2, 2014. © Copyright 2014 G Dan Mitchell - all rights reserved. Chicago bridge tender “house” or tower, West Chicago Street Bridge. I had notice one or two of these buildings previously, but had not thought too much about them. The most recent time I thought about them was in relationship to a photograph of another downtown Chicago subject that included the tops of a couple of these buildings, and I was trying to figure out what the call them in the photograph data. On that photograph, since the building wasn’t really a primary subject, I eventually probably just called it “building” or perhaps nothing at all. However, this photograph features one of these structures as it predominant feature. On the river tour we say a lot of them, and I eventually figured out the obvious — that they had something to do with the operation of the bridges. As I worked on this photograph I finally looked them up and discovered that they are called bridge tender towers or bridge tender houses. They apparently were the control points for the mechanisms of the bridges, Which can be raised to allow taller boats to pass through. I thought this one was especially remarkable and unusual. Many of the others seem to be made entirely of stone and often in what I would characterize as an art deco style. This one seems like some odd hybrid of medieval jail/tower and ships cabin, and the blue color is very striking, too. G Dan Mitchell is a California photographer and visual opportunist whose subjects include the Pacific coast, redwood forests, central California oak/grasslands, the Sierra Nevada, California deserts, urban landscapes, night photography, and more. Blog | About | Flickr | Twitter | FacebookGoogle+ | 500px.com | LinkedIn | Email Text, photographs, and other media are © Copyright G Dan Mitchell (or others when indicated) and are not in the public domain and may not be used on websites, blogs, or in other media without advance permission from G Dan Mitchell.

August 29, 2014 at 12:35AM

August 29, 2014
I faved The sleeping man and his shoes…
by rolandin
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/oFqQjLMagritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938

August 29, 2014 at 02:30PM

I faved The sleeping man and his shoes…
by rolandin
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Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938

August 29, 2014 at 02:30PM

August 28, 2014
I faved Honorary Curtis Mayfield Avenue
by Brule Laker
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/oXmBVJThe former Cabrini-Green resident is best know for the soundtrack to “Super Fly,” although his work with The Impressions - “Keep on Pushing” and “People Get Ready” - was more noteworthy.

August 28, 2014 at 10:03PM

I faved Honorary Curtis Mayfield Avenue
by Brule Laker
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The former Cabrini-Green resident is best know for the soundtrack to “Super Fly,” although his work with The Impressions - “Keep on Pushing” and “People Get Ready” - was more noteworthy.

August 28, 2014 at 10:03PM

August 28, 2014
I faved Wabash & Monroe
by johnlishamer.com
embiggen by clicking: http://flic.kr/p/oEctTPEl Platform.  Chicago.

August 28, 2014 at 03:13AM

I faved Wabash & Monroe
by johnlishamer.com
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El Platform. Chicago.

August 28, 2014 at 03:13AM

August 28, 2014
I faved Square the Circle
by hartsaw
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August 28, 2014 at 03:00PM

I faved Square the Circle
by hartsaw
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August 28, 2014 at 03:00PM

August 28, 2014
I faved Crossing Clark Street (B)
by billeguerriero
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August 28, 2014 at 04:14PM

I faved Crossing Clark Street (B)
by billeguerriero
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August 28, 2014 at 04:14PM

August 28, 2014
I faved Chicago Riverwalk construction
by billeguerriero
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August 28, 2014 at 06:38AM

I faved Chicago Riverwalk construction
by billeguerriero
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August 28, 2014 at 06:38AM

August 28, 2014
I faved Uptown
by billeguerriero
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August 28, 2014 at 07:25AM

I faved Uptown
by billeguerriero
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August 28, 2014 at 07:25AM

August 27, 2014
I faved “Best to take the moment present as a present for the moment”
by dpnash
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August 28, 2014 at 02:06AM

I faved “Best to take the moment present as a present for the moment”
by dpnash
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August 28, 2014 at 02:06AM

August 27, 2014
I faved Barry’s Cut-Rate Drugs
by billeguerriero
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August 26, 2014 at 05:33PM

I faved Barry’s Cut-Rate Drugs
by billeguerriero
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August 26, 2014 at 05:33PM

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