Photography Challenge 101: Landscape

Took me a while to think about some landscapes, and unfortunately, I was unable to get out and about to photograph some, so here is a selection of some of my favourites.   This was taken on a fairly good day in Chicago from the top of the famous landmark, the Sears' Tower.  The skyline … Continue reading Photography Challenge 101: Landscape

Mrs. O’Leary’s Fire and What it Did for Chicago

Chicago’s summer of 1871 was a scorcher.  Legend has it that the Great Fire of that year started in Mrs. O’Leary’s  barn on the south side of the city, when her cow knocked a kerosene lantern into some hay which ignited some wood, which set the city ablaze and … the rest you know.  Chicago was … Continue reading Mrs. O’Leary’s Fire and What it Did for Chicago