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Our Desire To Believe in A Metaphor was uploaded to Flickr

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Kinzie St Bridge aka Chicago & Northwestern Railway Bridge

Located just north of the Loop, the Chicago & Northwestern Railway Bridge is an early example of an overhead counterweight bascule bridge based on the patents of Joseph Baermann Strauss. Strauss was a prominent engineer who later achieved fame as the designer of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. The Chicago & Northwestern Railway Bridge was reported to be the world’s longest and heaviest bridge of its type at the time of its completion. The single-leaf bridge is made from heavily-bolted steel girders and plates whose superstructure consists of a fixed tower and an overhead counterweight comprised of concrete, reinforced with a steel skeleton. The leaf’s axis of rotation, the main trunnion, is located about halfway up the tower and power is provided by a pinion which engages a rack on the operating strut to raise and lower the leaf. Today, the bridge is no longer in service, due to the rerouting of passenger traffic and dwindling freight traffic. It is locked in a raised position creating a massive steel silhouette familiar to residents of the Near North side and commuters on Brown Line and Metra trains.

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I took Our Desire To Believe in A Metaphor on April 25, 2014 at 01:22PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 15, 2017 at 12:27PM

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January 15th, 2017 at 1:06 pm

MCMXXVIII was uploaded to Flickr

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The Civic Opera House, 1928

(note for the photography purists: I removed a bit of another building in the lower right corner using Photoshop’s “content aware fill”. In other words, this photo is not photojournalism)

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I took MCMXXVIII on March 31, 2012 at 01:03PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 08, 2016 at 10:47AM

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June 8th, 2016 at 1:54 pm

Would You Believe was uploaded to Flickr

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1000 N Morgan, Fulton Market, West Loop

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I took Would You Believe on July 19, 2015 at 11:56AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 24, 2015 at 08:14PM

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July 24th, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Imagine My Surprise was uploaded to Flickr

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Wells St, Chicago

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I took Imagine My Surprise on January 02, 2015 at 12:17PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 12, 2015 at 04:14PM

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January 12th, 2015 at 2:08 pm

An Atheist To Your Religion Too was uploaded to Flickr

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This looked like an obelisk to me, which reminded me of religion.

Ricky Gervais said it best:
The dictionary definition of God is “a supernatural creator and overseer of the universe.” Included in this definition are all deities, goddesses and supernatural beings. Since the beginning of recorded history, which is defined by the invention of writing by the Sumerians around 6,000 years ago, historians have cataloged over 3700 supernatural beings, of which 2870 can be considered deities.

So next time someone tells me they believe in God, I’ll say “Oh which one? Zeus? Hades? Jupiter? Mars? Odin? Thor? Krishna? Vishnu? Ra?…” If they say “Just God. I only believe in the one God,” I’ll point out that they are nearly as atheistic as me. I don’t believe in 2,870 gods, and they don’t believe in 2,869.

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I took An Atheist To Your Religion Too on September 08, 2012 at 01:51PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 09, 2014 at 03:39PM

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August 9th, 2014 at 8:54 am

One Eye Upon the Heavens was uploaded to Flickr

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Downtown Toronto somewhere

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I took One Eye Upon the Heavens on September 09, 2013 at 11:19AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 01, 2014 at 03:29PM

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August 1st, 2014 at 8:49 am

Walked On By was uploaded to Flickr

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never ending construction

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I took Walked On By on May 20, 2014 at 11:46AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 22, 2014 at 07:30PM

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May 26th, 2014 at 9:23 am

Drink Your Big Champagne and Laugh was uploaded to Flickr

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Chicago

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I took Drink Your Big Champagne and Laugh on November 30, 2013 at 04:08PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 05, 2013 at 06:52PM

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March 30th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

Your Hands Were Clean was uploaded to Flickr

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Forest Preserve somewhere in Cook County

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I took Your Hands Were Clean on January 14, 2014 at 12:25PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 05, 2014 at 07:33PM

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March 16th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Let Me Follow You Down was uploaded to Flickr

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Lilacia Park, Lombard, IL

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I took Let Me Follow You Down on May 18, 2013 at 01:37PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 20, 2013 at 12:40AM

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March 13th, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Scvlptvre – Global Marine House, Los Angeles was uploaded to Flickr

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815 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA

Name: FINE ARTS BUILDING
Alternate Name: GLOBAL MARINE HOUSE


Artist, actual title unknown. If you know any history of this architectural detail, I’d love to hear it.

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I took Scvlptvre – Global Marine House, Los Angeles on January 31, 2013 at 02:41PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 13, 2013 at 03:28PM