Saturday, January 21, 2012

Weekend Reflections

I found this marker for a time capsule in the courtyard behind the FSU Alumni Association house. If you look closely, you will see reflections of the sky, trees and the roof of the building in the seal. To see more wonderful reflections from all over the world, don't miss Weekend Reflections.

Friday, January 20, 2012

SkyWatch Friday

Can you see the plane just at the edge of the clouds in this picture? To see more beautiful skies from just about everywhere in the world, don't miss SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

President's Home

This house is located right next door to the house I showed yesterday and is the home of the current FSU President. This was as close as I could get to the house since it is a private residence.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pearl Tyner House

The Pearl Tyner House is located across the street from the Florida State University campus and originally served as the home of the University's president. It is now part of the FSU Alumni Association complex and serves as a welcome center. Pearl Tyner was a graduate of FSU back when it was known as Florida State College for Women and was a generous benefactor of the University.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chicken & Waffles

I saw this food truck parked downtown. I've never tried the chicken & waffles, but I like chicken and I like waffles, so I'll bet it's pretty good. I notice they also have sweet potato fries and I know I like those!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Men in Trees

You can only see his legs, but there is a guy up there working on trimming that huge live oak tree near downtown Tallahassee. It was a little windy the day I took this picture, so he was having to wrestle with the Spanish moss while he was trying to work.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Camera Critters

I caught a seagull admiring this view of the Chicago skyline when I took his picture in front of the Adler Planetarium. I was just trying to stay warm! For some reason every time I have visited the windy city, it has been in the wintertime. One day I'm going to go back when the weather is warm enough not to have to bundle up in layers of clothes just to go outside. This concludes pictures of my trip. Tomorrow my blog will be back to pictures of Tallahassee. To see more cute critters from around the world, visit Camera Critters.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Weekend Reflections

Buildings next to the Chicago River. To see more wonderful reflections from just about everywhere, visit Weekend Reflections.

Friday, January 13, 2012

SkyWatch Friday

I took this picture while I was standing in the doorway of the Chicago Tribune building. To see more fabulous skies from around the world, visit SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Harry Caray's

The first night we were in Chicago, my daughter and I ate at Harry Caray's and both the food and service were fantastic. Here are a couple of shots I took inside the restaurant when we were leaving. The cow in the second shot is a tribute to Harry Caray's famous exclamation "Holy Cow!" which, according to his autobiography, he trained himself to use in order to avoid any chance of using profanity on the air while broadcasting baseball games. You can read more about this restaurant at their website here.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Watery Wednesday

I took this picture from the Navy Pier in Chicago looking south along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. It had snowed that morning and it was very cold and windy, but my daughter and I walked to the end of the pier anyway. To see more wonderful watery pictures, be sure to visit Watery Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Route 66 begins here

I didn't notice this sign marking the beginning of the famous Route 66 until a homeless man pointed it out as a photo op. Of course I thanked him by giving him a "donation". You can see the Willis (formerly known as the Sears) Tower peeking out from behind the street lamp. This sign is located just off of Michigan Avenue on Adams Street in Chicago.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Public Art

"Agora" by Magdalena Abakanowicz is located in Grant Park at the corner of Michigan and Roosevelt. It consists of 106 headless and armless cast iron figures created in Poland at the Srem Foundry. Each figure is 9 feet tall and weighs 1100 pounds. You can read more about this public art in Chicago here.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Camera Critters

I noticed these pigeons trying to stay warm near this flame in Daley Plaza one of the nights I was visiting Chicago. They didn't seem to be too afraid of setting themselves on fire! To see more cute critters from all over the world, visit Camera Critters.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Weekend Reflections

I thought the sky looked pretty reflected in the Cloud Gate sculpture, commonly called "the Bean", in Millennium Park in Chicago. I'm one of the tiny little people in the reflection way back there taking the picture. I also like the way that building behind it kind of sneaked into the reflection at the top. If you like reflections, be sure to visit Weekend Reflections for more wonderful pictures.

SkyWatch Friday

Can you see the helicopter hovering up there near the Chicago Tribune tower? I'm not sure why it was there, but I think it makes a nice SkyWatch picture. To see more fabulous skies from around the world, don't miss SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Marina City

I took this picture of the Marina City towers in Chicago while I was standing on one of the bridges crossing the Chicago River. I liked the way the apartments were decorated for Christmas. These towers always remind me of the old Bob Newhart TV show from the 70's, since they were featured in the show's opening sequence.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Watery Wednesday

I took this picture of Lake Michigan while I was standing behind the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. It was a very cold and windy day and looked like we were about to get some snow. You can see a ship on the lake in the distance. To see more wonderful watery pictures, be sure to visit Watery Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Forever Marilyn

This giant sculpture by Seward Johnson is based on the famous photo of Marilyn Monroe by Bernard of Hollywood and is located right next to the Chicago Tribune tower on Michigan Avenue. I had to be patient to get these shots because there were so many guys posing underneath her and looking up while having their pictures taken.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Puppet Bike

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was spending part of my time off in Chicago and this week I thought it would be fun to show some pictures from my trip. This is the Puppet Bike and I was lucky enough to catch a performance on State Street right near my hotel. There was quite a crowd gathered, so I had to wait my turn for a picture. You can visit their website here.