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…

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Tribute to Allen Toussaint

friends, fans and fellow stars joined together to mourn the legend but stayed to cheer his legacy. This legacy was celebrated by an all-star lineup of singers and musicians who took to the stage to perform his songs in genres that covered his work, pop, R&b, gospel and even funk. The recently re-opened theatre rocked.

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Deliverance in Louisiana

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Creepy.” Not everyone finds the place creepy, but I do. The air is hot and humid, eerily still as the electric boat moves slowly through the swampy waters of the Louisiana bayous whose trees are hung with ghostlike, gossamer-fine, Spanish Moss.  I can’t see the shore…

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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…

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