Cee’s Fun Foto

Colorful Buildings

Hindu Temple, Signapore

Each week Cee challenges us to share photos based on an inspiring prompt. This week we’re challenged to share photos of colorful buildings. I’ve found some from Singapore,

Mosque, Singapore

To join the fun, you just need to check what the new prompt is at Cee’s Photography. Create a post and link or ping back to her blog.

You can see this week’s prompt here.

New Mexico
Spirit Houses, Thailand
A house, Indonesia

Foreclosed

It’s with a heavy heart that I share that the Gilded Age architectural gem, the Palmer House Hotel is in foreclosure.

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Palmer House Elegance

The hotel was built by Potter Palmer, a real estate tycoon, for his young bride as a wedding gift. The hotel has faced disaster in the form of fires and financial problems before. I hope it’s not closed for good.

I can see how the lockdown and looting has affected all the downtown hotels.

Elegant Lighting at the Palmer House
Palmer House Hotel, Chicago

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Jinan, Tianqiao, Chicago

Modern Apartments & Homes 

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of modern apartments and homes.

What will you choose to share?

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Cee’s Fun Foto

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of modern apartments and homes.

Chicago’s Marina Towers
Model of modern Shanghai

What will you choose to share?

Frank Lloyd Wright, Milwaukee, WI
Frank Lloyd Wright, Racine, Wisconsin
Jinan, Chia

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Sepia Saturday

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Time for this week’s Sepia Saturday post and a time to take a look back in history. Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share images and posts of bygone days. This week we’re inspired to find photos based on the photo above, photos that show healthcare workers.

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Source LOC, Washington, DC, 1918

Above Red Cross nurses in Washington, DC

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Internet  Archives, p 607 of Industrial Medicine and Surgery, 1919

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LOC, nurse working in Walter Reed Hospital’s Influenza Ward, 1918

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LOC, Seattle, circa 1918

No mask, no streetcar. In Seattle during the Spanish flu one had to have a face mask if you wanted to get on a streetcar.

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Compulsory mask – State Library of New South Wales, 1919

The Flickr Commons entry has this note:

The skull and crossbones on the mask was a joke, not part of the mask as issued, in an attempt to halt the disease. 12,000 died in Australia and between 20-100 million around the world, more than were killed in the War

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LOC, Flu Fighters, Montenegro, 1918

Healthcare workers with the American Red Cross. They went to Montenegro to care for small pox and typhus patients. Then the Spanish Flu broke out and brought them more patients.

Sepia Saturday

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Time for another Sepia Saturday post, time to take a look back in history. Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share images and posts of bygone days. This week we’re inspired to find photos based on the photo above.

I accept this challenge and sought out photos of libraries. This prompt is fitting as it in the US we’re finishing National Library Week.

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Stitt Library at BUMED, 1902

From the Navy Medicine Flickr Commons collection, this library had a telescope inside. That’s where the stairs must lead to.

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National Library of Ireland, circa 1900

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Dallas Public Library, circa 1910

From the SMU Library Digital Collection

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In Mudgee, Gulgong, Australia, 1878

From State Library of New South Wales – While I admit I love the elegant, stately libraries of city centers, this simple, rustic library tugs at my heartstrings. I love how this man started a library out in the wilderness.

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Carnegie Library, Greenville, Texas, 1904

During the late 19th and early 20th century, tycoon Andrew Carnegie built libraries in the US and around the world. If a town applied for the program and promised to maintain a library staff and collection, they could receive funds to build what was then known as a Carnegie Library. Above and below are two examples of the grand libraries.

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Carnegie Library, Dallas, 1920

 

 

Municipal Buildings

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State Library Victoria, Australia

City Daily Photo’s March Theme is municipal buildings. I posted this on my Jinan photo blog, but here are some from around the world.

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New Shandong Art Museum

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Beijing

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Sydney, Convicts’ Barracks

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Sydney City Hall

 

St. John Cantius

Today’s the last day of the Christmas when we heard the gospel about when Christ was baptized before he began his public life. I went to St. John Cantius for mass (in Latin no less) so I could see some Christmas decorations before they’re put in storage for another 11 months.

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It’s another one of the 11 recommended Chicago churches to visit. I agree wholeheartedly. Visiting St. John Cantius is like taking a trip to Europe. The Baroque architecture is glorious. This mass had a professional level cantor and choir. The organ music was wonderful.

Participating in a Latin mass was like a trip back in time. They have missals with both Latin and English. The homily was meaningful and memorable. What more can you ask for?

St. Mary of the Lake

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Listed as one of the “Eleven Churches Not to Miss if  You Visit Chicago,” St. Mary of the Lakewas at the top of my list for what I hope will be a traditional journey to spectacular churches at Christmastime.

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Last year I visited Holy Trinity,  St. John Cantius and St. Hedwig.

The parish is diverse and the 10:30 an English mass I attended was meaningful with lovely Christmas music. They also offer masses in Spanish.

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The church was designed by Henry Schlacks, who also designed St. Paul’s  in Pilsen.

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