Posts Tagged "logan square"

Blackout in Logan Square

Liz and I jumped up, and started turning off what we could – a nearby AC unit, lights, anything we could get to in the dark. After a few minutes, we realized the lights were going to stay off for an indefinite period.

So we lit some candles, and more or less sweated things out for a while. Within an hour, ComEd got the power back on (although there was a small, false start). Liz was correct in her prediction that the power’d be back on within 45 minutes (I was less optimistic, and claimed midnight… which ended up matching the official ETA from ComEd).

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Bored: Chicago Dice, Logan Square

Walking to work, Liz and I happened across a pair of dice that were clearly made by the same guy(s) that made the large Monopoly cards around here.

For the first time, the “signature” on the piece now seems to refer more to a collective than an individual. Instead of “-bored,” the name listed is “we are bored.” So my hunch here is that it’s a group of people at work. I wonder if we’ll see more work using this new moniker.

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The Bunny Rabbits of Logan Square

On Friday, Liz and I took a stroll down the boulevard and walked to Provenance. We wanted to get out and enjoy the nice weather, and to pick up a bottle of wine.

It’s a short trek from our place to California and Logan, and en route… we saw a ton of bunny rabbits. Literally one per block.

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Journey to the End of the Night: Chicago, 2012

I walked up near the starting area to snap a few pics. This is the registration area, where you sign your name, get your map, and get your red and blue ribbons. The blue ribbon goes immediately around your arm, to signal that you’re a runner. Throughout the game, as you’re trying to get to each checkpoint on your map, you’ll be trying to avoid people with red armbands (chasers). If you’re caught, you give your blue arm band to the person who caught you, put on your red arm band… and become a chaser yourself.

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Cosmic Debris Outdoor Art Installation, Logan Square Comfort Station

On rounding the corner of the building, I spotted several rocks perched atop thin stalks. From a distance, they looked like a field of flowers… but I didn’t realize they were rocks until I got much closer.

Based on a sign nearby, I found out that it’s an outdoor installation called Cosmic Debris. Created by Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap, there’s also an indoor scultpure/photo component that opens up tomorrow (Saturday, May 5th at 3:30 PM).

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New Bench, New Wave Coffee

While walking to work this morning, Liz happened to see a group of guys working on a large structure. From a distance, it looked a bit like a platform of some kind. As we got closer, we realized it was a series of benches, curving and connecting with one another. In passing, I stopped and asked one of the guys…

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A Wall, A Door

Over the past few months the construction crew has blown out a lot of the walls, replacing them with sheets of plywood. I noticed a small doorway in one of the walls out back, but was never able to get a clear shot due to the fence being closed/locked.

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