Sepia Saturday

Fishing, Old Weir, Killarney : National Library of Ireland (Sepia Saturday 476)

This week I’m going fishing for Sepia Saturday photos of fishing in the Flickr Commons pool.

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“Fishing Holiday” from The State Library of New South Wales, n.d.

 

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A Whopper! Missouri State Archives, 1914

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A Big Catch, OSU Special Collections, n.d. 

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Fish for Sale, Museum of Hartlepool (U.K.), 1930

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Patterns

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Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos highlighting texture. What textures will you share?
If you want to see more fun, smooth fotos, click here.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fun

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1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Narrow

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1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Other themed photos:

Travel Theme: Bountiful

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Each week Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack offers photo bloggers a challenge. This week’s Travel Theme is: Bountiful. As I thought about it I realized that not only do fields and orchards offer bounty, but the sea does as well. Now these were taken at the Shedd Aquarium, but you get the idea.

What do bounty do you see? If you want to join the fun, follow these steps:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Inviting
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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Check out Where’s My Backpack for more bountiful photos.

Jazzin’ at the Shedd

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Since it’s so expensive (usually $36 for adults) I haven’t been to Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium in years. Probably 35 years. But a friend enticed me to try the Wednesday night “Jazzin’ at the Shedd” experience, which is just $18.

In the summer the Shedd Aquarium is open evenings from 5 – 10pm and visitors can listen to jazz while exploring the intriguing sea creatures that call the Shedd home. Food stations and bars are located throughout the museum so visitors can enjoy dinner or cocktails. We ate outside by the lake on the terrace where the view was stunning.

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You can touch the starfish, which are simultaneously spiky and slimy. After sundown (8:30 or so) you can see the fireworks from Navy Pier.

I thought the food was mediocre. There were several choices of Cajun fare: chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, jumbalaya, etc. My sandwich was okay. It isn’t the healthiest or tastiest meal you can find. I’d actually bring a bit of food with me if I went back.

All ages were in attendance. It’s great for a families, friends or dates.

You can get a 130 bus from Union Station or a 146 bus from downtown. Cabs were hard to come when you’re leaving.

Parking is available nearby, but it’s gotten pricey.