The Spitting Image

I enjoy the two video sculptures known as Crown Fountain located in Millenium Park, Chicago. The idea of calling them sculptures is a bit of a stretch but I do like the concept of showing the faces of real people, moving faces of real people of many different origins being on display for all to…

Smiling Man On Bridge

This man was walking on a bridge over the Chicago River. I imagine he was smiling as a reflection of the Sun shining down on the city bringing pleasant temperatures for the first time in weeks. I know I was smiling on this day and that was directly as a result of the sun smiling…

Fashion Choice

I tend not, as the Kinks sing, to be a dedicated follower of fashion. I do like to dress with a bit of a flair but it is a flair based on classic men’s attire. The sharply creased trousers with a half break resting on polished, leather shoes, cufflinks holding together French cuffs of a…

Red Eye

I am not a big fan of pigeons. We lovingly call them rats with wings. Did I say lovingly? The only good thing about them is that they have little fear of humans so will move very close allowing for decent pictures. The only good thing about them is that they have little fear of…

The Bean #3 – Doublemint Twins

When I was young, there was a commercial for chewing gum featuring smiling twins. These aren’t twins but they do show broad smiles reminding me of the commercials. These women asked numerous people to take their photos. I saw at least three separate times when a different person snapped their pictures with the bean in…

The Bean #2 – Five Women

Perhaps the favorite thing for tourists to do is to take selfies or pictures of themselves with the bean. It guarantees two images in one picture. One image is the person with the other being the person’s reflection. The angles of the bean, the curved surface has a lengthening effect on the reflection, a slimming…