Glimpse of Chicago architecture…

This view from Maggie Daley’s Playground, of Chicago’s Millennium Park and Lake Michigan shows the diversity in architectural design found in this people diverse city. CLICK the image above for great information from Chicago’s Artchitectual to Foundation. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

The old and the new stand together. Here Cloud Gate, aka the Bean, is surrounded by many building’s of downtown Chicago. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Old designs in turn-of-the-century buildings are more frequently decorated with murals done by artists of today. Recently a campaign made sure that such murals weren’t removed “accidentally; they are not tagging or graffiti. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Details in building’s too often go unnoticed as passers-by focus on pedestrian and vehicle traffic and weather conditions. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

The Pritzker Pavillion is host to free concerts throughout the year, in Chicago’s Millennium Park. The design itself is worthy of a visit. It is also viewable in the first image of this post; on the far left; it encompasses both permanent seats as well as lawn seating under the open architecture. Copyrightela Breitberg

It seems that design was more a priority in the olden days of yore; even for a pumping station. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Not to be overlooked are view encompassing closer looks at the juxtaposition of architecture and their unique designs; accompanied by mandatory safety features such as a firescape. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Views of design include interiors. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

One of the magnificent carvings on Michigan Avenue’s bridge posts across the Chicago River next to the original Fort Dearborn location. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

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It’s beginning to look like Halloween time…

A friendly ghost greets visitors while walking through Lincoln Park’s Zoo in Chicago. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Pumpkins carved prior to Halloween (October 31st) tend to whither and rot which adds to the creepiness of the carvings. Warmer afternoons aid in the process. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

This guy has a full main of straw hair, rare for pumpkin heads. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Trio of freaky faces. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

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Chicago 2018 Lighthouses….

Sharing here just some of the MANY lighthouses decorating Michigan Avenue this summer. These were made to highlight special needs persons and to showcase their gifts of talents. Enjoy and come see! All images copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

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First Street festival…

This weekend was the Belmont-Sheffield Music (and Art) Festival in Chicago. Summertime is full of festivals in Chicago; the fun is continuous. Enjoy! Note: I had the most fun taking images of people while listening to the music; forgot to capture the musicians.

Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg


Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Of course I couldn’t resist a Lilac Bloom! Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

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Painting with paint instead of light…

Have only painted a few times. This is first piece in over ten years. Opinions welcome. I have four more sessions at the Bonnet House courtyard, the perfect setting as seen in this piece.

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Under-stimulated…

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Engaging, dynamic art in one of 70 Wynwood District art galleries in Miami. I focused on some patrons. Couldn’t resist capturing this striking scene of energetic art above these bored individuals. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

I highly recommend a visit to Wynwood District including Wynwood Walls whenever you visit Miami, Florida.

 

 

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A Daddy’s excitement…

Ahh…….this man in the dark trunks made this to welcome his daughter’s visit to him!

Dad’s welcome for daughter, Sammy Joe. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

All the details included. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Lovely love! Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

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Vigor in change of direction…

I am adding a new category to my blog this year to acknowledge a change in lifestyle, called retirement. Nature will always be my primary focus in this blog, it is a large part of what keeps me excited about life and living. Travel has entered my life, so I will occasionally share images and insights from my experiences outside of nature.

Recently music was the travel theme going from Memphis to New Orleans. Did not make it to the Gibson Factory; so need to return to Memphis again. Ahh….

My intent is to show the color, mood, and culture of areas I encounter. I want to celebrate the diversity and excitement in various environments. Both New Orleans and Memphis were FULL of vibrancy and love.

As always, I’d love to hear your insights and critique. That’s what makes blogging fun! So, in no particular order….

The “stuff” needed to reveal your fortune in New Orleans? Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

A simple bouquet forgotten? Or a memorial bouquet; it was unclean. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Sparrow enjoying a fountain shower! I couldn’t resist!! Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

So much talent to applaud! Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Hand made instrument, based on a South African musical instrument. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Yes! It works. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

New Orleans art for sale. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg.

Directional help. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Just chillin’. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Taste of street art in Memphis. Copyright 2018, Pamela Breitberg

Ceiling full of guitars….famous guitar usuage? Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg.

Never thought of graffiti on the light fixture! Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Variety store that’s hard to resist. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Shriner’s “car” for parade in Memphis. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

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Nature’s artistry…

Nature is the original creator of designs and patterns. Some aid survival such as camouflage. Other patterns change by the moment such as these images of the ocean. Sunlight, clouds and winds are part of nature’s toolbox used to form these passing conceptions. God’s artistry inspires and challenges our limited imaginations.

The sunlit sky with horizontal bright area mimic the horizontal bright areas on the top (horizon area) of the sea. Or is it vice versa? Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Only the ocean here; no sky in this composition. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

The eyes are drawn naturally to the lightest area; here it is part of the ocean. The rest of the ocean mimics the calm atmosphere above. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

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Revealing minutiae…

Observations disclose information. These images of anonymous persons offer stories to be told. Art festivals are prime venues to capture such revelations. I will let your mind’s wandering add stories to the images.

Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2017, Pamela Breitberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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