Sculpture Saturday

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Shedd Aquarium, Chicago

Every week, the blogger at Mind over Memory hosts a sculpture photo challenge. It’s quite free-form allowing bloggers to post photos of any sort of sculpture they like.

I used to go to the Shedd Aquarium once a summer for its Jazzin’ at the Shedd. With CCP Virus I doubt I’ll go this year. It’s a shame because this evening event was so much fun. Held on Wednesday evenings, it was a perfect place to see the mid-week fireworks display. Alas, that too has been canceled. I hope next year it’s open.

If you want to join the fun create a post featuring a piece of sculpture and link it here.

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?

Open House Chicago: Park Castle

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Located beside Indian Boundary Park, Park Castle apartments were built in the late 1920s as an elegant housing option. At the time the complex even had a moat with swans swimming in it.

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For Open House Chicago we couldn’t enter the apartments, but each locked door had a poster with photos of some of the interiors.

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Visitors were allowed inside of the pool, which is shamed like Italy. The wall have mosaic trees and overhead is a canvas tent-like covering.

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When these were built in the 1920s they were the height of luxury. The plan was to build a Park Chateau and other elegant apartments, but the Great Depression hit and those plans were scrapped.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Textures

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Textiles with texture

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos highlighting textures. What photos will you share?

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British Museum

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Suzhou

 

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I know we’re not supposed to touch food, but there’s plenty of texture here

Click here to see more photos with textures.

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Open House Chicago: The Wing

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Workspace

The Wing is a collaborative workspace for women in the hot newly spruced up Fulton Market area of Chicago. It was my first stop on my Open House Chicago journey.

Chicago’s The Wing offers memberships for $185 per month, which entitles members to use the creative, comfortable workspace, reserve meeting rooms, attend workshops and presentations that help women move their businesses forward.

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Library area with books geared to women

The tour guide said the thermostat is set for temperatures women favor and the furniture is scaled to average women’s height.

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Main workspace

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Café

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lines

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London, actually

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of rectangles. What photos will you share?

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British Museum

 

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Tianjin, China

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles, Curves

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Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of rectangles. What photos will you share?

 

Click here to see more circular or curving photos.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rectangles

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Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of rectangles. What photos will you share?

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Ignore the cakes on the left, the rest are rectangular

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London

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Writers’ Museum

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Edward Hopper, Art Institute of Chicago

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Cars & Trucks

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In London

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of cars or trucks. What photos will you share?

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In Chicago

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London

 

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Pull Up a Seat Challenge

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You can see more seats, chairs, couches, thhrones, ottomans and such by clicking here.

Care to join the fun?

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For this weekly challenge Xinfu Mama will make a post every Friday morning. To play along:

Create a post with a photo of places one sits or might sit, or art about sitting, and maybe a little background or story about the spot or a picture of the view.

  • Add a tag “Pull up a seat”.
  • Add a link to your post in the Pull up a Seat comment section, either by writing a comment with your URL or by creating a pingback.