Spotted this while walking along Logan Boulevard and it kind of reminded me of a sticker I spotted downtown, nearly 10 years ago.
I was actually heading over to catch a bus, on my way to Wicker Park to check out Mr. Imagine’s Toy Store when I spotted this guy. Got my camera out in time to do a quick photo, and had to run back to catch the bus before it left.
I’ve seen this dumpster out here for some time now. Typically, we pass by it on our morning runs – and each time, I kept thinking how I should really take a photo. But I never have my camera with me, and we’re always trying to keep in motion.
It’s amazing to me how anyone can do this without burning their lips off. I know the goal is to have the flame be a certain distance from your face, but my fear is that the fire would somehow leapfrog back and light my mouth on fire.
Last week, I found out that a recent Awesome Foundation Chicago grant winner, Katherine Darnstadt, would be setting up shop just a few blocks away from where I live. Her project, The Milwaukee Avenue Mini Golf Course, would take place on Friday, September 21st from 8AM – 8PM.
Spotted this on the back of one of the large apartment buildings, in the back alleyway. Then and now.
Today, I noticed that the fence that ran along the borders has been taken down. I don’t know how long this fence was here, but there were several spots where bushes and small trees had literally merged with the fencework – growing between the gaps and getting pretty big in the process. When they cleared out all the vegetation, there were large hunks of wood still stuck and intertwined with the fence – which, apparently, were deemed too difficult to remove, and just left there in pieces.
I love that the interviewer decided to use this avenue of communication to try to contact the artist/group. I guess he could also have tried to pick up the phone.
Spotted this right on the SW corner of Logan and Sacramento. The lion is high enough from the sidewalk that someone would have to stretch a bit, to rest this apple on its head.
The lion serves as a kind of spigot or drain, for excess rainwater. But I’m not sure if it’s simply a runoff from the porch area, or if it’s hooked in to the gutter system higher up.
As Liz and I were walking to work, we didn’t notice how strange the sky looked until we got to Logan/Milwaukee. We had been walking underneath the shading that runs along the boulevard, but when things opened up at Milwaukee… we noticed how odd the sky seemed.
On my walk home today, I spotted this small leaflet, pushing up towards the sunlight. This was a small opening in the sidewalk (that looks like it might have been previously repaired), just before the Logan Square Comfort Station.
I called 311 to make a report, but held off on actually going in to the car (I’ve watched too many cop shows, and didn’t want to “disturb the evidence.”) After about 15+ minutes on hold, the cop I spoke with told me to check to see if anything was stolen, and to call back. We chatted briefly, and I basically learned that no one was going to come out and dust for prints.
I honestly have no idea what this is. Maybe it’s an ad for something, but my first reaction was that it was a kind of pictogram puzzle. My brain keeps wanting to apply some kind of narrative or logic to this image, but all I’ve come up with so far is “steam haircut.”