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Hecate Lingers Low On the Horizon was uploaded to Flickr

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West Loop

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I took Hecate Lingers Low On the Horizon on May 19, 2016 at 01:17PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 27, 2016 at 09:47AM

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May 27th, 2016 at 12:18 pm

Too Many People, Too Many To Recall was uploaded to Flickr

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333 W Wacker

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I took Too Many People, Too Many To Recall on May 26, 2016 at 06:47AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 27, 2016 at 08:58AM

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May 27th, 2016 at 12:17 pm

Our Lady of Perpetual Decay was uploaded to Flickr

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Shrine, northside of Chicago somewhere (near Broadway, I think)

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I took Our Lady of Perpetual Decay on June 08, 2013 at 12:57PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 27, 2016 at 08:56AM

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May 27th, 2016 at 12:17 pm

Evening Full of Cold Facts and Warm Grins was uploaded to Flickr

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Rainy summer night

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I took Evening Full of Cold Facts and Warm Grins on April 17, 2013 at 03:04PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 14, 2016 at 03:54PM

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May 14th, 2016 at 3:11 pm

City’s First Kava Bar Hits West Town

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The grizzled editor of this blog is inexplicably fond of alliteration despite everyone’s best efforts to dissuade him. Hence, today’s broadly assigned topic Food, Film and Photography.

Patience please
Patience please…

I’ve never sampled kava, but I’ve long wanted to. Apparently, the universe listened to this request, and not my other one of discovering millions of gold coins in a rusting suitcase… 

A juice bar serving nonalcoholic drinks made with kava root — offering a natural remedy for anxiety and a buzz minus the hangover, among other claims  — has been steadily gaining converts since opening in March, according to Tropikava Kafe & Juice Bar owner Jeff Ramsey.

Drinking kava has been described by one user “as if alcohol, marijuana and coffee had one wild night and created the sedating, antidepressant drink.”

Ramsey said the feeling a person gets while drinking kava is “a euphoria that makes you mellow.”

“Here, it’s about relaxing, enjoying and socializing,” he said of the 25-seat cafe, where patrons can sit on couches or at the long bar and drink kava together. Since the cafe is BYO, some patrons also bring in wine and champagne and mix it with their kava, Ramsey said.

On Wednesday, Ramsey said he had just catered a midday kava event for workers at a Downtown architectural firm arranged by a woman who has become a regular at Tropikava, located at 1115 N. Hermitage Ave., just south of Division Street in West Town.

(click here to continue reading City’s First Kava Bar, Offering A ‘Natural’ Buzz, Hits West Town – East Village – DNAinfo Chicago.)

Maybe this weekend?

Written by Seth Anderson

May 6th, 2016 at 10:23 am

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Moccus – Porcine God of the West Loop was uploaded to Flickr

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Fulton Market

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I took Moccus – Porcine God of the West Loop on September 29, 2011 at 11:33AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 03, 2016 at 03:34PM

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May 3rd, 2016 at 2:47 pm

Looking To The North was uploaded to Flickr

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Chicago, late afternoon. You can see a slice of the toilet bowl added to Soldier Field.

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I took Looking To The North on September 10, 2011 at 12:49PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 02, 2016 at 07:27PM

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May 2nd, 2016 at 7:06 pm

Morgan Station at night was uploaded to Flickr

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West Loop

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I took Morgan Station at night on June 03, 2012 at 04:15PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 23, 2016 at 12:13AM

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April 22nd, 2016 at 11:32 pm

Imagine No Smoking No Trespassing was uploaded to Flickr

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Fulton Market, West Loop

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I took Imagine No Smoking No Trespassing on August 10, 2014 at 05:15AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 16, 2016 at 01:10PM

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April 16th, 2016 at 12:30 pm

In A Cold Sweat was uploaded to Flickr

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West Loop somewhere, I think

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I took In A Cold Sweat on May 03, 2014 at 07:41AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 09, 2016 at 08:03PM

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April 9th, 2016 at 7:11 pm

Time Fades Away was uploaded to Flickr

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West Loop

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I took Time Fades Away on May 03, 2014 at 07:42AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 09, 2016 at 12:00PM

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April 9th, 2016 at 1:22 pm

Others Will Go On was uploaded to Flickr

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Halsted and Chicago Ave. Faux-infrared effect via Photoshop

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I took Others Will Go On on April 25, 2014 at 12:48PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 09, 2016 at 10:40AM

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April 9th, 2016 at 9:48 am

Will You Leave For A Thousand Years? was uploaded to Flickr

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Civic Opera building, West Loop, Chicago

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I took Will You Leave For A Thousand Years? on April 23, 2014 at 09:45AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 09, 2016 at 10:05AM

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April 9th, 2016 at 9:48 am

As Though Nothing Was Wrong was uploaded to Flickr

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balcony, Lincoln Park somewhere near (or in) Terra Cotta Row.


Founded in Chicago in 1878 by a group of investors including John R. True, this company became a major producer of terra cotta trimmings used by the construction industry. By the early 1890s, when Northwestern Terra Cotta employed approximately 500 men, annual sales approached $600,000. By 1910, its large plant at Clybourn and Wrightwood Avenues had about 1,000 workers. The popularity of placing terra cotta moldings on building facades peaked in the 1920s, and Northwestern Terra Cotta led the way, in Chicago and around the country. Around this time, the company opened plants in St. Louis and Denver. Beginning with Louis Sullivan earlier in the century, prominent Chicago architects like Frank Lloyd Wright had extensive contracts with the company. Included among the many landmark Chicago buildings for which Northwestern supplied extensive decorative moldings were the Civic Opera House, the Chicago Theater, the Wrigley Building, and the Randolph Tower. Northwestern’s operations in Chicago declined alongside the construction industry during Great Depression and never returned to their 1920s levels. In 1965, Northwestern Terra Cotta Co.’s only remaining plant, in Denver, closed.

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I took As Though Nothing Was Wrong on April 19, 2014 at 07:38AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 03, 2016 at 11:04PM

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April 3rd, 2016 at 10:13 pm

Zen and the Art of Police Barricades was uploaded to Flickr

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Buddha laughs

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I took Zen and the Art of Police Barricades on October 20, 2015 at 05:07AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 02, 2016 at 10:37AM

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April 2nd, 2016 at 8:22 pm