Travel Theme: Transport

For Travel Theme: Transport 

Thursday Doors – July 7, 2016

For this week’s Thursday Doors, I am sharing a series of doors from Chicago’s Astor Street District, a posh historic area of the city. I love how the rather traditional doors are surrounded by beautiful planters with lovely flowers, which gives the houses a warm and inviting touch. Except for the Society of Architectural Historians, which has a pretty door but nothing about it says Welcome! 🙂 ChicagoDoors-WebDSC_9452 ChicagoDoors-Web-DSC_9445 ChicagoDoors-Web-DSC_9442 ChicagoDoors-Web-DSC_9431ChicagoDoors-Web-DSC_9448

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Weather

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After the snowstorm. Washington, D.C.

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Dark clouds over Brasilia, Brazil.

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Fog and clouds over Chicago.

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Just before the storm. Chicago, Illinois.

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Sunny day on the beach. Santa Monica, CA.

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Cotton balls in the sky. Santa Monica, CA.

To see other “Weather” entries go to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lights

Lights From Around The World

For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lights

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Art Meets… ~~ 

London-based Brazilian artist, Alexandre da Cunha, often uses ordinary and unconventional materials in his sculptural works. While incorporating modernist ideas of form and composition in his work, he also draws on the creative ingenuity and resourcefulness found in countries like Brazil, where household products are often recycled and re-used to overcome the lack of new materials. The sculpture in most of the photos below is called “Figurehead” and consists of three sections of sewer pipe stacked vertically to suggest a ready-made skyscraper. The round sculpture, called “Biscuit”, was a sewer cap. Both are part of a current installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

My photographs suggest these art pieces are “meeting” their surroundings for the first time…