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Belmont Harbor

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Belmont Harbor, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

peaceful – for use when January and February linger.
view large on black:
www.b12partners.net/photoblog/index.php?showimage=69

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November 27th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

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Ready for Action

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Ready for Action, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

almost a cliche now.

West Loop – historic Beaux Arts-style building that used to house the coal-fired generators and boilers for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad, now converted into retail, office, restaurant space.

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November 27th, 2008 at 11:22 am

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Superman and Terminator

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Superman and Terminator, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Superman and Terminator are immigrants too

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November 26th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

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Lake Point Tower at sunset

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Lake Point Tower at sunset, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

another ‘pretending we are tourists in our own town’ shot.

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November 26th, 2008 at 12:40 pm

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Ginza

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Ginza, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

have actually never eaten at Ginza

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November 25th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

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Nothing But a Party

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November 23rd, 2008 at 11:12 am

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Obamify

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Obamify, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

playing around with the filter provided at

dubster.com/obamafy/

almost looks better in thumbnail version than expanded.

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November 21st, 2008 at 4:48 pm

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Curves of Ice

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Curves of Ice, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Easily identified, if you’ve been to this area in Chicagoland, or if you watched the recent Chicago River Architecture Tour documentary on Channel 11 (brief cameo of this same image, in summer)

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November 21st, 2008 at 4:47 pm

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Bell of the Ball

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Bell of the Ball, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Alley wall art, West Loop

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November 20th, 2008 at 11:50 am

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Longhorn Saloon – Main Street, Scenic, South Dakota

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Longhorn Saloon – Main Street, Scenic, South Dakota, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

I kid you not, this *is* Main Street, in Scenic, South Dakota, right outside of the Badlands. Unfortunately, I did not have time to stop in for a beer.

[ maps.google.com/maps?f=d&saddr=Rapid+City,+SD&dad… ]

Next time.

I think the sign says, "Indians Allowed". Check out the large version to read the lettering (though since I enlarged a small crop, it is a little "soft")

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November 19th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

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Something to look forward to

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Something to look forward to, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Snow flurry in the West Loop, last winter.

we’ll have actual snow soon enough…

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November 19th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

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Even my nights were white

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Even my nights were white, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

In losing you my days
have turned black.
When I was with you
even my nights were white.
-Ibn Zaydun

[note, no measurable snow has yet fallen downtown *this* year]

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November 16th, 2008 at 11:31 am

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Smoke Break

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Smoke Break, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

catching a quick smoke in the alley

inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson, of course.

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November 15th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

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And To Think I Saw It On Hooker Street

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And To Think I Saw It On Hooker Street, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

accidently clicked in the wrong place when correcting the white balance.

Goose Island.
[ www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/529.html ]

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November 15th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

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Chicago Music Exchange

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Chicago Music Exchange, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

in the afternoon light

One of these days I’m going to browse their selection of guitars. I’m feeling the urge to get an acoustic guitar.

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November 14th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

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