Fabulousness

Don’t know what group was this at the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Riots Pride Parade last June 30, but, somewhere in the photo, is the flag of the Philippines. Represent! Speaking of representing, twenty-five years ago, on June 26, 1994, I read/delivered a speech on behalf of the Philippine LGBTQ movement forming in Manila at …

Hector Duarte’s House and Studio

The prolific Hector Duarte is a Pilsen, Chicago-based muralist whose works deal with themes of identity, immigration, and freedom. He painted his home/studio with a mural called “Gulliver in Wonderland.” It features a giant, outstretched Mexican immigrant as Gulliver, struggling to break free from the barbed wire that binds him. His studio is a popular …

Forgotten Chicago

You don’t see ads like these anymore. And you will see less, the vacant lot/parking lot seems destined for development and this wall will probably be covered. Near 8th St. and S. Michigan.

First Glance

First time in Rainbow Beach Park in Southside Chicago. What a wonderful view of the lake and skyline! June 8, 2019

Dragonflies

Dragonflies flitting about St. Joseph, MI pier and lighthouse amids a spectacular sunset St. Joseph, MI June 8, 2019

Sunset at Saganashkee Slough

Throwback – Saganashkee Slough two years ago, Lemont, IL, June 3, 2017. Saganashkee Slough is one of Cook County’s largest bodies of water.

Happy Mistake

Don’t know what I did, but I like the result. Double exposure, Chicago skyline from the Fullerton Esplanade on the lakefront.

Cyclists

Bike the Drive, 2019

Tuning Fork

I didn’t realize until now that this building (150 N. Riverside) is called the Tuning Fork.

Invasion

Fog creeping into the city, May 3, 2019