Saturday, May 31, 2008

4th Annual Chicago Car Cruze

BMW Isetta, originally uploaded by kendoman26.

This morning was the 4th annual Chicago Car Cruze. Antique cars (at least 25 years old) may participate in a cruise down, Columbus and MIchigan from Roosevelt to Jackson.

This little guy is a BMW Isetta. a very small car for maybe two people. the door is at the front and the steering wheel swings out. I think it's plate is appropriate.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Chilling at Starbucks

Chilling at Starbucks, originally uploaded by kendoman26.

Your blogger chilling at a Starbucks in Park Ridge. Thanks to Tina for taking the shot.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Mermaid Building

Mermaid Building, originally uploaded by kendoman26.

Sometimes you find things that can't be explained. On Thursday evening I meet up with people from the Chiflickr group and we explored the neighboorhood of Pilsen.

This mermaid themed building can be found just north of 18th at Blue Island. We think it's somehow martial art's related but not 100 percent sure. It sure makes it easy to order pizza :)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Church for Sale

Church for Sale, originally uploaded by kendoman26.

I think this is sort of sad. A Church for sale. It looks like it's in very good shape so it must have closed recently. I really like the bell tower, It sort of reminds me of those model churches you put out during Christmas time.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Chicago Avenue Discount Stores

Chicago Avenue Discount Stores, originally uploaded by kendoman26.

Saturday was such a wonderful day to get out of the house. So I did. I decided to take a bus up to the Ukrainian Village neighborhood and walk around. From there I decided to walk down Chicago Avenue. I started at Hoyne and walked to Halsted. It was a nice walk.

This picture represents a typical block along Chicago Avenue. There are a lot of discount stores. This is a nice block of 19th century buildings still being used as intended. Stores on the main level with apartments above.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Glass and Metal

Glass and Metal, originally uploaded by kendoman26.

Two Modern Skyscrapers at the corner of Clinton and Madison. The one to the left is the building formerly known as the Northwestern Building the one on the left is used for LaSalle Bank operations

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Stage in the Great Hall at Union Station

Saturday was the first National Train Day sponsored by AMTRAK. Here is the stage in the Great Hall at Union Station.

May 10th was chosen to celebrate National Train Day because it's the anniversary of the connection of the Union Pacific and Western Pacific railroads.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Where Is everyone?

Brownline, originally uploaded by kendoman26.

It's hard to see but there's only one other person on this brownline car. Taken while stopped at Addison stop on the brownline.

Monday, May 5, 2008

By the River

I took these shots yesterday while using my new Kodak Z712 IS. This camera has an 12x optical zoom and it's perfect when I don't want to take out the Olympus. This panoramic is made out of 7 different shots. I think photoshop did a good job in putting it all together.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Eye Candy

Eye Candy 2, originally uploaded by kendoman26.

This interesting kinetic sculpture was sitting in the plaza at 1 South Dearborn as part of Looptopia.