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

Last night was a beautifully-perfect misty-foggy evening downtown. With a stroll through Daley Plaza and little pre-show Christkindlmarkt to get you in the holiday mood.

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

My morning ride started out dark & breezy. With one large cloud hovering low on the horizon. That cloud seemed to block most of the sunrise color, but a few wisps succeeded higher in the sky. Eventually the sun made it over the cloud and blue skies prevailed to illuminate the Fall colors along the bike path.

Categories: Chicago, sunrise

Another Sunday sunrise! Nothing too spectacular…
unless you like AMAZING “ribbons” of color flying low on the horizon!

Categories: artists, Chicago

Never too busy for a bit of art… especially when you can play hooky at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Enjoyed the Alexander Calder & Jeff Koons exhibit… and possibly the coolest staircase in Chicago!

Categories: artists, Chicago

BIRTHDAY WEEK … Day Seven!

A good day to get out of the office and see the artwork of Alexander Calder & Jeff Koons
at the Museum of Contemporary Art… and the coolest staircase in Chicago!!!

After the museum, we went over to Wrigleyville for lunch…
and again, because it’s MY Birthday Week…. nachos for lunch from Smoke Daddy!!!

….again!

 

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Categories: Chicago, flowers, food, nature, special events

So I had to go downtown to renew my Driver’s License today. As I was leaving I noticed the Farmer’s Market across the street at Daley Plaza. So I just “had to” stop by for some Fall fun at the Farmer’s Market. Who doesn’t like fresh vegetables, colorful flowers, LOTS of pumpkins & gourds… and “quite possibly” some pies, cookies and other yummy baked goods!!!

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Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

Another chilly & breezy morning… I hate to admit it was cold enough for a jacket and long pants!!! Yikes, Winter is on it’s way!

But that didn’t stop me… PEDAL ON!!!
It didn’t look like anything special for most of the ride, but I happened to catch a bit of extra beauty when I got down to Chicago’s Navy Pier!

 

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Categories: Chicago, sunrise

Big photo for big sky drama on a big sky morning.

Categories: Chicago, nature

Wicker Park. Just one of the many beautiful parks in Chicago -
especially with the morning sun hitting the fountain just right.
Okay, so “maybe” this park has a few too many pigeons,
unless someone has taught them how to read???