Wednesday, August 17, 2011


These are photos of all that is left of the Geneva Mill which burned down in the 60s.  The town made its fortune from this mill, and the Fox River, starting in the 1840s and 50s.  One night it burned down and my family there told me of being bundled up in the middle of the night and taken down to the river to watch the fire.  These gears are all that is left and are a monument on the site of the mill at the river's edge

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Sky in Aurora

Trestle Wall 1 & 2

I was walking along the Fox River last week and went under the trestle bridge for the trains.  The walls had been painted and tagged a little and looked marvelous.  Very low light so wasn't sure how they'd turn out but I am pleased :~∆

Cinder Blocks


Some Trees In Lincoln Park

I love trees

Aurora, Illinois

Some shots I took wandering around Aurora, which is actually a large town but has a very small town feel.  the downtown is very old and they are trying to "improve" it and drive out a lot of the small businesses, especially the latino ones.  Some of these shots are the store front windows of places they sell quinceaƱera dresses and proms dresses, along with Infant Jesus!  I love it there.  BTW: the guy reflected in the window is my man Dale :~∆

Some Buildings In Chicago

Chicago has the most beautiful skyline I have seen.  New York is nice but rather messy, to me.  Of course, I favor very tight shots of most everything and don't do so many landscapes.  I shall have to try and get more of those.  I did shoot some in the village of Geneva that I will post later on

Monday, August 15, 2011

Lincoln Park Lagoon

I just got back from a trip to Chicago.  I took about a thousand photos.  I am dividing them into sets and I'm going to post them here.  The weather was good and the city is fabulous and made to be photographed!

This set is a lagoon in the North end of Lincoln Park.  There is a path that follows the very edge of the lagoon and it is amazing.  The day was very bright and there had been so much rain that the amount of green was stunning.  And in every tint, tone and shade.