8 May, 2012

A Lane House in Shanghai

May 8th, 2012|Tags: , , , |

I really should have started my Shanghai series with sharing photos of this lane house in the Jing'an District, as it was the first place my friend took me to [...]

1 May, 2012

Photo Essay: Laundry in Shanghai

May 1st, 2012|Tags: , , |

One thing that struck me in Shanghai is that laundry is everywhere, except the strict business area along the riverfront. Otherwise, in any halfway residential area, laundry is hung out [...]

12 Apr, 2012

Photo Essay: Shanghai’s Former Jewish Ghetto

April 12th, 2012|Tags: , , , |

Old meets new in this view of Hongkou rooftops sharing the sky with the top of the Shanghai World Financial Center, built across the Huang Pu River in Pudong, which [...]

15 Mar, 2012

Photo Essay: Maple Sugar Festival

March 15th, 2012|Tags: , , |

Going to the Maple Sugar Time Festival in the Indiana Dunes is one family tradition I started when the kids were little, and since we missed it last year, my [...]

1 Mar, 2012

Photo Essay: The Colors of Millennium Park

March 1st, 2012|Tags: , |

As some of you know from my recent "Drab & Color" photo essay, I've been hunting for color lately. Last week I had a little time before meeting a friend [...]

23 Feb, 2012

Photo Essay: Drab and Color

February 23rd, 2012|Tags: , |

To date we've had merely two significant snow falls in Chicago, and both times the snow lasted only a few days, so it's been a drab winter. Without the white blanket of [...]

23 Jan, 2012

Photo Essay: The Chicago Lakefront in Winter

January 23rd, 2012|Tags: , , |

My daughter and I braved the cold, the grey and the wind yesterday and walked the Chicago lakefront. We were rewarded with this symphony of grey and white, and what seemed [...]

27 Dec, 2011

Photo Essay: Christkindlmarket Chicago

December 27th, 2011|Tags: , , , , |

Even though I don't celebrate Christmas, a visit to the Christkindlmarket downtown Chicago is obligatory - mainly because I can find favorite German delicacies there that I remember from my [...]

20 Dec, 2011

Photo Essay: Lincoln Park Zoo

December 20th, 2011|Tags: , |

My 11-year-old is off from school already this week, and wanted to go to the zoo (Who knew?). So yesterday we spent the morning at Lincoln Park Zoo. I hadn't [...]

22 Nov, 2011

Photo Essay: Fall at the Beach

November 22nd, 2011|Tags: , , , , |

I love that living in Chicago means the beach is not only about summer. Here's the concession stand at the Rogers Park Beach in October. Here's that same stand a few [...]

16 Nov, 2011

Photo Essay: Golden Streets

November 16th, 2011|Tags: , , |

If it weren't for the leaf blowers, Chicago's streets would be paved in gold these days, as this sidewalk is, at least in one spot. I am somewhat infatuated with fall, so [...]

25 Oct, 2011

Photo Essay: Hiking Starved Rock

October 25th, 2011|Tags: , , |

With the weather turning nicer late last week, we jumped at the chance and did our outing to Starved Rock State Park (another item on my fall list!). I hope these [...]

23 Sep, 2011

Photo Essay: End of Summer

September 23rd, 2011|Tags: , , , , |

Does anything say "end of summer" better than an overturned lifeguard chair? Yesterday was the official end of summer, according to the calendar. Some mornings I drive my kids to [...]

19 Sep, 2011

Photo Essay: The Spoils of Travel or What Do You Bring Home from a Trip?

September 19th, 2011|Tags: , , , |

A month has passed since we returned from our road trip to the Southwest, and only today have I unpacked the last suitcase: mine. It always works like that: I [...]

13 Sep, 2011

Photo Essay: Indiana Beach

September 13th, 2011|Tags: , , |

Who wouldn't fall in love with sights like these quirky saucerspouring into each other? Amusement parks are closing as the season ends, and so I'm thinking, wistfully, of our trip to [...]

23 Aug, 2011

Road Trip Report 12: Mesa Arch Photo Essay

August 23rd, 2011|Tags: , , |

Mesa Arch @ Canyonlands National ParkMy son has this view as a wallpaper on his computer, and I have to admit I always thought it was fake until I spotted [...]

19 Aug, 2011

Road Trip Report 11: Arches National Park Photo Essay

August 19th, 2011|Tags: , , |

To quote my daughter: "This is cooler than Monument Valley." Some whining from my sons was involved because we were "hiking again" until they realized the arches offered climbing opportunities. [...]

10 Aug, 2011

Road Trip Report 7: Death Valley Photo Essay

August 10th, 2011|Tags: , , |

This photo is a tribute Cath Barton's cover photo "Eleven" of Prime Number Magazine's Issue 11 that also features my essay "Waiting in the Dark." I was about to take a picture [...]

3 Feb, 2011

Blizzard in Chicago

February 3rd, 2011|Tags: |

Sometimes, pictures say it all. My favorite is the one of the plows at O'Hare.

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