Saint Louis from a nearby train yard
Three-dimensional site model of Cahokia Mounds Historic Site
Stone axe heads
During our visit to Argentina this winter I took some photos in my in-laws’ home, which decorated with a lot of rustic or antique items.
Tray of assorted mates
With spring just a few days off and the chilly weather clinging to us, everybody is just about sick of winter. Here are a couple of ice photos I took at work this winter.
Ice on Grass
Icicles on a Roof
A belated gallery of photos from
last Sunday’s trip to the fair.
Barbed wire art
State fair concourse
Blue ribbon bunny
Sculptures and shadows
George Washington by Charles Willson Peale
Crossing Black Bay
Blind Ash Bay
Statue of Matthew
Sanctuary and altar
Cathedral of Saint Paul
Church of the Assumption
Minnesota Public Radio
Minnesota State Capitol
House of Representatives
Across the hall
Up the stairs
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Pulpit and aisle
Statue and mural
Mercado Norte on a quiet afternoon
Fiesta de Halloween
Students at Plaza Independencia
Calle Urquiza en bici
Above-ground wine cellar
Antique olive presses
Vineyard in Maipú
Avenida Hipólito Yrigoyen
Presidential Election Day
The protesters posted their agenda plus a list of needed supplies.
The protestors finally signalled their purpose in the afternoon.
Fall color of a different variety.
I always liked the alleys with the electrical lines.
Workers were preparing to demolish this burned building.
A maple tree in fine autumn form.
The view east from the Old Capitol.
I can’t get enough of the staircase in the Old Capitol.
The view west from the Old Capitol.
The Old Capitol with fall colors.
The farmers market was full of brightly colored fall produce.
I found College Hill Green occupied by campers.
Begins the Trail horseback sculpture of Ronald Reagan on the Dixon riverfront
Ronald Reagan’s bedroom in his boyhood home
Under the fireplace hearth tile where young Reagan hid pennies
Reagan living room furnished with a bowl of popcorn
Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home on Hennepin Street
Model T hidden in a dark garage appears a little creepy
Pritzker Pavilion at Millenium Park lit in red
Tall buildings from Grant Park
Our reflection under the Cloud Gate in Millenium Park
The receding reflections in the underside of the Cloud Gate
The Cloud Gate in Millenium Park
Adam and Lore and Chicago reflected in the Cloud Gate, Millenium Park
Entrance to the Carbide and Carbon Building
Art Deco celing lights inside the Carbide and Carbon Building
Restless Rainbow by Pae White on the terrace of the Art Institute of Chicago
Lore in front of The Key by Jackson Pollock, Art Institute of Chicago
Two women admiring American Gothic by Grant Wood, Art Institute of Chicago
Adam in front of The Nighthawks by Edward Hopper, Art Institute of Chicago
American Modern Art exhibit, Art Institute of Chicago
American Decorative Arts exhibit, Art Institute of Chicago
The inchworm was forever condemned to circle the bottle rim until I saved it.
America Windows by Marc Chagall, Art Institute of Chicago
Public Notice 3 by Jittish Kallat, Art Institute of Chicago
Bluhm Terrace at the Art Institute of Chicago
Skyline from the bridgeway to Millenium Park
The Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago
Drummers play plastic buckets on Michigan Avenue
Inside the Washington Street Lobby of the Chicago Cultural Center
Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center
Elevated CTA station and skyscrapers on Wabash Street
Lore waiting for Chicago deep dish pizza in Gino’s East
The Chicago skyline of tall buildings from the Navy Pier at night
Ferris wheel at the Navy Pier
City Hall and Opera House
Keystone Arch Bridge
Wall and staircase
Bridge Street in Elkader
Main Street in McGregor
Aisle and pipe organ
Stained glass window
Jesus meets women
Pipe organ and vaulted ceiling
Interior of Saint Boniface Church
Saint Boniface Cemetery
Stone water tower
Saint Boniface Church
The fair was small enough that we were right under the fireworks.
There is a lot of Iowa in this picture.
Colorfully lit carnival rides at night.
A wagon displayed chainsaw carvings for an auction.
Lore and I rode paratrooper ride.
Colorful carnival rides in the daylight.
Rides on the paratrooper.
Funnel cake, fried twinkies, and fried PB and J.
This rabbit had a weird head.
This rabbit won a prize for being the best rabbit it could be.
Cages of chickens, ducks, and geese in the poultry exhibition.
Two future farmers sprinkled the pigs with water.
The farmer showed us this large but friendly cow.
The sheep had all been sheared for the fair.
As seen through a dirty camera lens
This antiques store must have first been a church.
A very nice decoration on a downtown Kalona street corner.
The intersections of Kalona’s downtown streets are paved with quilt patterns.
Kalona decorated their streets with quilt patterns.
Riverside claims to be the future birthplace of Captain Kirk though I’m not sure if the yellow house is supposed to be it.
We liked how the panels were installed along the incline of the stairway instead of perpendicular to the ground.
Interesting-looking harrows are often displayed by the roadside.
There were some old tractors at a farm machine dealer in Riverside.
This was a cute little reconstruction of a log cabin.
The cemetery’s archway seemed more interesting from behind.
Lore admired the impressive grave of Civil War veteran Caleb Sweet.
There were a lot of infant graves in the little cemetery in River Junction.
Paseo del Buen Pastor
Catedral de Córdoba
Carved door panel
Arcade at the Rectorado
Paving stones on Calle Obispo Trejo
Colegio Nacional de Monsterrat
Wooden door with ironwork
Dome of the Córdoba Cathedral
Catedral de Córdoba
Shadows on the Plaza San Martín
Convento e Iglesia de Santa Teresa
Banco de la Provincia de Córdoba
Palacio de Justicia
Cine Gran Rex
Paseo del Buen Pastor
Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón (de los Capuchinos)
Gothic columns and arches
Altar of Capuchinos Church
Blue and green stained-glass windows
Purple stained-glass window
Ciudad de las Artes
Choripan El Dante
Museo de la Industria
Casa de Coco
Iglesia de la Compañia de Jesús
Iglesia Nuestra Señora de la Merced
Reflection at Plaza San Martín
Plaza San Martín
Ceiling of the Córdoba Cathedral
Interior of the Cathedral dome
Outer wall of Estancia Jesús Maria
Estancia Jesús Maria
Church dome at Estancia Jesús Maria
We were in Colorado last weekend to celebrate my new nephew’s first birthday. He just arrived from Korea in September so this was the first time Lore and I have seen him. He’s adorable. He’s also one of the quietest babies I’ve ever seen. Between him and his brother Jackson I was a bit overloaded on cuteness last weekend.
We all went to the Denver Zoo on Sunday. Here are some photographs:
Two zebras feeding the zoo.
A wire fence separates two white pelicans.
Three giraffes at a zoo feeding station.
Three shaggy two-humped camels huddled together.
Colorful pickle relish, ketchup, napkin, and mustard dispensers near a hot dog stand.
A baby in an orange hat looks over the shoulder of woman.
A warthog looks up quizzically from its habitat to the photographer.
A rhinoceros stands by one of the gates to a zoo building.
A hornbill pauses on the branch inside an aviary exhibit.
An elephant wanders around its zoo habitat.