Growing up in the United States in the 1970s, one of the great moments of childhood was the Family Road Trip. Immortalized in the original Vacation movie, all people of my age will have fond memories of a cross-country trek with the family. I have had several of these growing up. California, Kentucky, and the infamous Washington DC trip in the summer of 1975.
Although we never stopped to see Clark Griswold’s Second Largest Ball of Twine, no family vacation would be complete with out visiting one of the many roadside attractions designed to lure in travelers to spend a little cash. Paul Bunyan Statues, Sun Glass Wearing Elephants, and if you are in traveling outside Madison, Wisconsin, there is this way larger than life cow:
I will have to hunt through my pictures and see if I can find any other great attractions we have stopped to see One the Way.
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In a city the size of Chicago, very often you will come across a wall where some young artist has decided to express themselves.
But sometimes where and when you find this self expression can be a little off setting.
I may have expressed myself verbally while trying to get my car out of this situation.
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The Yellow of Childhood.
This picture was taken outside the Rialto Theater in Joliet, Illinois. The buses were waiting for the children to be released from a Christmas production at the theater.
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We have a white squirrel in our back yard. I had originally spotted him a couple weeks ago in a tree in our front yard, but I never had the camera or cell phone ready to take a picture.
We have four other squirrels in our back yard, two brown and two grey, and we keep them well fed because they seem to keep the rabbits away.
Our other squirrel have gotten to know us very well, and at times they will actually look in the windows if we have forgotten to put something out for them.
But then while sitting and having coffee, we suddenly see the White Squirrel. This is the first time he has ventured into our back yard. The other squirrels seem intimidated by him.
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From a trip to St. Joseph, Michigan:
In Black and White
The Full View
The Minimalist View
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I really don’t have an explanation for this one. I took the picture on Friday while I was walking around downtown Joliet, Illinois. I don’t have a title or a specific reason for this selection. I just thought it would make a good cover to something.
I am Open to suggestions.
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Yep. It is a giant cow and a rainbow.
I will let you figure out which one is the refraction.
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My wife and I have been dreaming of going to Paris. She has been. I have not. So, last week we took a visit to The Art Institute here in Chicago, and in the Impressionism Wing, I found myself lost in the idea.
Here are some of the works that inspired me:
On the Bank of the Seine – Claude Monet
Paris Street: Rainy Day – Gustave Caillebotte
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte – Georges Seurat
All of the pictures were taken with my iPhone. New World technology to capture an old world dream.
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When I saw the theme of this week’s challenge, I knew where it would eventually lead me. Neon Signs. I sometimes drive my wife crazy, because I am constantly stopping to take pictures of neon signs as I travel around the city of Chicago. I have started to collect some of the photos on another blog I have entitled, Rediscovering the Neon Jungle.
Here are a few of the signs I have collected.
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I promise they are not all booze related.
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The lighthouse at St. Joseph, Michigan.
It sits on the edge of Lake Michigan and endures the abuse all year round.
And a great place to take a walk or sail, if you need to work on your own endurance.
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