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Waiting For Our Fair Share was uploaded to Flickr

Chicago

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I took Waiting For Our Fair Share on February 23, 2020 at 11:12AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 23, 2020 at 05:14PM

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Stop Being Influenced By Fools was uploaded to Flickr

Fulton Market

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I took Stop Being Influenced By Fools on March 16, 2015 at 07:52AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on November 30, 2018 at 07:58PM

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Wipe Your Weeping Eyes was uploaded to Flickr

Cook County Forest Preserve somewhere

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I took Wipe Your Weeping Eyes on April 01, 2015 at 08:55AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 01, 2015 at 01:56PM

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Abstraction in Ice And Glass, Number 27 was uploaded to Flickr

Chicago skyline as viewed through ice, brightly

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I took Abstraction in Ice And Glass, Number 27 on February 27, 2015 at 02:22PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on March 01, 2015 at 07:32PM

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Abstraction in Ice and Glass, Number 23 was uploaded to Flickr

Iced window, Chicago

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I took Abstraction in Ice and Glass, Number 23 on February 27, 2015 at 02:22PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 28, 2015 at 05:10PM

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Every False Thing Ends was uploaded to Flickr

Franklin St. Bridge in the rain

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I took Every False Thing Ends on December 22, 2014 at 03:32PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 13, 2015 at 04:46PM

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A Photo For All And None was uploaded to Flickr

Spadina, and Dundas, Toronto

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I took A Photo For All And None on September 20, 2014 at 11:09PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on November 28, 2014 at 05:32PM

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Not Expressed By Light Alone was uploaded to Flickr

West Loop sunset

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I took Not Expressed By Light Alone on January 11, 2012 at 05:54PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 20, 2014 at 06:47PM

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Use Marine Channel 13 or 16 was uploaded to Flickr

Chicago River

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I took Use Marine Channel 13 or 16 on April 25, 2014 at 06:13PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 26, 2014 at 03:33PM

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You Looked On In Disbelief was uploaded to Flickr

West Loop

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I took You Looked On In Disbelief on March 20, 2014 at 07:01PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on March 21, 2014 at 01:44PM

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No Frenzied Shrieking Crowd was uploaded to Flickr

alley, Loop, Chicago

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I took No Frenzied Shrieking Crowd on November 30, 2013 at 04:07PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on March 26, 2014 at 11:11PM

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Prelude Number 8533 was uploaded to Flickr

North Park Village Nature Center, N Pulaski Rd.

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The Nature Center is often described as a hidden gem in the city. But this site was well known to generations before us, and clues to how people used the land can be found here. The wild onion and wild leek growing in wet woods here inspired American Indians to name this area the “land of the stinking onion” which was translated to “Chicago” by European settlers. In the early 1800s, farmers drained the wet areas to plant crops. And in the late 1800s, a tree nursery was established under the ownership of Norwegian immigrant Pehr Petersen. The very successful Mr. Peterson provided all the trees and shrubs for the World’s Fair in 1893, most of the trees in Lincoln Park and up to seven-eighths of all the trees planted in Chicago’s parkways and boulevards by 1910.

In 1911, Chicago acquired the land from Peterson’s family and used 158 acres to create the Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium. This buffer of nature was used to prevent the disease from spreading, and to heal the patients admitted here. Portions of the land were changed into paths, gardens for growing food, fields to play and a pond for recreation. The building that would become the Nature Center was originally the Sanitarium’s dispensary, where certain patients could come to get their medications. Patients were here into the 1970s when the Sanitarium was closed.

In the 1980s, plans were to raze the land and construct strip malls and condominiums. However, community activists rallied against these plans, ushering in the preservation of North Park Village. In 1989, an easement was enacted to prohibit any development of this property and to define how it was to be maintained as a natural area for 75 years. Efforts are being made by today’s community activists to extend this protection into perpetuity.

Now, in a short stroll, visitors can experience a forest, a prairie, wetland and oak savanna. And in the 1980s, a sweet new tradition was begun: the Maple Syrup Festival, which taps into the very trees that Pehr Peterson planted more than a century ago. Eventually, programming and visits to the Nature Center grew with additional events such as the Harvest Festival, Winter Solstice, and City Wilds Fest.

On April 1, 2004 the Nature Center became part of the Chicago Park District. Whether you seek serenity, a place to spot a rare bird, or a place to volunteer your time and talent, visit this oasis of nature in the city – this hidden gem.

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I took Prelude Number 8533 on November 10, 2013 at 03:34PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 26, 2013 at 11:19PM

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One More Time was uploaded to Flickr

Snow flakes on my car window

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I took One More Time on December 30, 2013 at 07:20PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 01, 2014 at 06:39PM

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Circling A Single Thought was uploaded to Flickr

Burnham Harbor

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I took Circling A Single Thought on September 10, 2011 at 07:22PM

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Those Golden Memories of Yesterday

Those Golden Memories of Yesterday
Those Golden Memories of Yesterday, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Morton Arboretum

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