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

After my first day of walking all over Frankfurt, I came back to the hotel,
took a much deserved nap, and then got back up and decided to go for a run.

I got all ready to go and started jogging…
only to find that I was stopping far too often to see the views & take more pictures…
so it really didn’t count as a RUN!!! More like a quick paced walk with a LOT of stops…
much of it the same route as earlier, plus a great old church and a cool bridge
covered with old padlocks!!!

So here’s part of the riverside running path I want to jog on…
as you can see I’m above it taking pictures… and NOT RUNNING!!!   Ha!!!



Categories: architecture, travel

Our hotel was just a couple blocks from the Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof Train Station. A pretty cool place with lots of trains, railroad tracks, shops and open air food markets… also a pretty “cool” place as it is all open air!!! No heat, but “plenty” of fresh air & pigeons!

Categories: architecture, sculpture, travel

Everywhere you look there is something beautiful to see
n a cool old city like Frankfurt am Main.

Categories: architecture, travel

After landing in Frankfurt am Main, Germany last week, I was well-rested from my flying-nap on the plane… so I set off to see some of the city. Strolling through town, across the River Main and towards museum row. Loving the older architecture already… like this old “castle” built in 1886 which is actually a sculpture museum!



Categories: architecture, Chicago

When playing downtown, I’m always reminded…
some may call it Macy’s, but it will always be MARSHALL FIELDS to me!!!

Categories: architecture, theater

Always impressed by the over-the-top beauty & craftsmanship of The Cadillac Palace Theater. It never ceases to amaze me how they used to build these magnificent buildings… and that somehow a few of them have been saved & restored to their original beauty!

Categories: architecture, Chicago, theater

I’m always in awe of the decorative architectural treatments whenever I visit The Cadillac Palace Theatre. Such amazing craftsmanship… even the amazing dome over the audience with just a hint of hi-tech lighting encroaching.

Categories: architecture

I know it’s been “awhile” since I’ve been in school, but I went to my niece Taylor’s junior high school musical last night… and was oddly transfixed by these little goodies on the wall. Groovy industrial retro vibe!!!

Categories: architecture, bike

Last Sunday we pedaled over a hundred miles in hundred degree weather through the rural farmlands around Kankakee. We followed along both the Kankakee River and the Iroquois River and had a wonderful trip putting in the miles… and finding little treasures along the way. Like this really cool old building from 1911… abandoned & left behind… but not before someone added a pay phone??? When was the last time you saw one of those???

And then a bit of humor found in the fields…

Categories: architecture, artists, Chicago

Sure, the art collection inside the Art Institute is pretty darn AMAZING. But outside is pretty cool too… with a great mix of modern architecture on the Modern Wing juxtaposed with the vintage Chicago Stock Exchange arch by Louis Sullivan.