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

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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?

 

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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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