Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: architecture, craftsmanship

While the HAMILTON stage is pretty amazing, what with the set, lighting & rotating stage… but the theater itself is pretty SPECTACULAR too!!! I’m always amazed by the architectural grandeur of the classic Chicago theater palaces. Last night we were in the Nederlander Theater which gets me every time!!! Crazy cool architecture & craftsmanship like they just don’t make any more!

Categories: architecture

Always fun to see what improvement have been made to the lakefront. Like this new pedestrian bridge that seemed to “pop-up” over the winter. It crosses over Lake Shore Drive giving better lakefront access for those on the South Side. A cool blue bridge & beautiful blue skies!

Categories: architecture, bike, Chicago

The beautiful South Shore Cultural Center on the south side of Chicago… kinda where the bike trail ends… so it makes a nice place to refuel & to turn around to head back home!

Categories: architecture, Chicago, theater

Always a stunning night when you go to the Nederlander Theatre in Chicago. Beautiful architecture, interior design & crazy-cool craftsmanship everywhere you look. And that’s well before you even get to see the talent onstage!!!

Categories: architecture, holiday

After a fun day at the ONE OF A KIND SHOW… we finally got all of Sarah’s stuff packed up, moved out & taken down to the loading dock by the union guys… nearly four hours later and it’s a beautiful night at the Merchandise Mart.

Categories: architecture, seasons

Colorful fall ivy climbing up the balusters. Leaves are still hanging on, gracefully clinging to the balustrade & changing colors… and it’s not every day that I get to use “balusters & balustrade” in a sentence!

Categories: architecture

Another barn… that has seen better times!

Categories: architecture, rusty

Looks like a strong wind must have come through… and sadly,
it looks like my favorite rustic roadside barn is starting to fall apart?!

Categories: architecture

Cruising’ through Joliet… heading south & crossing the DesPlaines River!

Categories: architecture

Art Deco glamour still exists in architecture… at The Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago. Who knew elevator doors could be so stylish?!