Posts Tagged "logan square"

Late Snowfall, Walking Home

Today, starting around the late afternoon, we began getting a good amount of thick, thick snowfall. While I wasn’t super crazy about getting even more snow, I have to admit it was quite beautiful. Walking around in the afternoon felt like being inside a very large snowglobe. Even the sound of traffic didn’t spoil how serene it felt. As people…

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Muffin Lady Street Art

Spotted this on the wall in the alley near Lula Cafe. I feel like I somewhat recognize the artist, but can’t quite put a name to it. Maybe Ben knows who this is. I can only assume the reference is to Shirley, who was better known as the Muffin Lady around Bucktown and Wicker Park, around 5 years ago. If…

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Chicago Blizzard 2011: Aftermath

I was up super early this morning, and headed to the gym around 6AM. While I did shovel out my spot yesterday, I didn’t go so far as to claim dibs on the space by putting a chair or two to save it. I did it briefly, when I first moved to Chicago… but haven’t really done it ever since….

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Chicago Blizzard 2011, Day 2: Afternoon

Since we’re working from home today, Chris chatted with me on IM to ask if I wanted to meet up at Longman & Eagle for lunch. It was a short trek (despite the snow), and so Liz and I bundled up and made our way out around noon. A few smaller side streets had been cleared, but after the mid-morning…

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Chicago Blizzard 2011, Day 2: Early Morning

Looking down the alley, I spotted a guy whose car was stuck. Not in a parking spot, not in a garage – the car was stuck right smack in the middle of the alley. From afar, I asked if I could take his photo and he said “Sure.” Then, he told me to wait and climbed up on top of his car with his snow shovel.

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Chicago Blizzard 2011, Day 1: Evening

This is Logan Boulevard. See that patch of snow near the bottom of the photo? That’s the curb. I slid off into the street several times because the curb was buried underneath snow. Logan Boulevard is normally four lanes, but cars were only driving in the middle. So while I was walking around… I was inadvertently walking down the street without even knowing it.

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Chicago Blizzard 2011, Day 1: Afternoon

It was definitely snowing and gusting a lot more than comes through in these photos. Though there wasn’t a lot of snow on the ground, it definitely was beginning to accumulate… and you could start to see traffic snarling up. Glad we got out of work early, and we were definitely glad to be home.

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RIP Tiny Snowmen

Spotted this on my way home from work, last night. Given their configuration, I’m guessing (hoping) these were tiny snowmen, standing guard like tiny gargoyles on the front steps. Related:Tackling a Starbucks SnowmanLove is EverywhereThe Snow Gets EverywhereImages of SnowHuge SnowflakesFirst Snow

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Toilet Humor

Spotted this in the alleyway behind our apartment. I thought this was some pretty funny shit. See what I did there? Apparently, LepreCAN Portable Restrooms also has a website. Since it’s likely found at the scene of a lot of construction sites, it seems perfectly symmetrical that their site should also be “under construction.” Related:TiltEye Can See You

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Conehead

Spotted this guy on the street right behind our apartment. I was originally going to make some comparison to gargoyles in terms of being some kind of ward or guardian. But it turns out gargoyles actually originated from the process of conveying water away from the sides of buildings (to prevent damage after storms). This reminds me. There are a…

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Logan Square Kitchen: Halloween Pastry Market

This weekend, Logan Square Kitchen was holding another pastry market – lots of vendors, lots of good treats (and just in time for Halloween). When we arrived we were greeted at the door by a sausage and a chicken. View of the space (facing away from Milwaukee). On walking in, one of the first tables was from Flour. Everyone had…

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Meeting Krispijn

I’ve been talking with Krispijn Larrison, another Month at the Museum Finalist, over the past few days. We tried to get in touch with some of the other folks to arrange to meet the night prior to the big event. Alex couldn’t make it due to time constraints, and Kate was busy with a show she’s directing. Sadly, I wasn’t…

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Play Toy Store, Logan Square

Play is a new toy store that recently opened up in Logan Square. Like La Boulangerie Bakery, it’s been a welcome addition to the neighborhood. I’ve walked by the store many times on my way home from work… but hadn’t stopped in until this weekend. We needed to find some presents for Paige and Audrey, and decided this was the…

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La Boulangerie Bakery, Logan Square

Over the weekend, we headed over to the newly opened La Boulangerie. We’ve seen them at the Logan Square Farmers Market often, and decided we were in the mood for some crepes for lunch. Not the greatest photo in the world, but the sign posted said “Free – Yesterday’s bread. Perfect for bread pudding.” Quick, which way to the sourdough?…

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Logan Square, Boulevard Bash

Woke up this morning, and spotted a gate blocking off Logan Boulevard. This is facing East, looking towards the intersection of Logan and Sacramento. The area between Sacramento and Milwaukee is blocked off. Not just the green area, but Logan Boulevard itself! All the preparations being made are for the upcoming Boulevard Bash, which will feature food and music for…

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