Monochrome Monday: Late in the Season

Labor Day has passed. The days are getting notably warmer. Temperatures have been on the cool side. Then a beautiful Saturday descended upon Chicago bringing out the boats, the beach goers, the swimmers undeterred by the always frigid waters. The perfect weather brought out me on my bike with my mirrorless camera. And I was…

Serenity

I almost always stop to take pictures of the emerging Buddhas on the lake front.  Lately, clouds have been few and far between or just uninteresting. On this day, there were finally a few clouds to add interest. There was heavy glare so I was pretty much shooting blind. Had I been able to see,…

Et Tu, Brute? – A Sad Memory

Racism is alive and well in Central Indiana. Indiana was a border state during the American Civil War residing North of the border, the side opposed to slavery. To see this racist sentiment saddens me. I am particularly alarmed by racism as I am married outside my race. My children are biracial born in the…

We Were Here!

The graffiti in the bridges were relatively new which tells me the wood has been replaced, probably many times since these bridges were originally built. For the most part, it was the names of people along with professions of immortal love. We also found a swastika with the words hate all. I refused to grant…

The Bur Truss

The Engineer/Woodworker in me was drawn as much to the structure of the bridge as the artist in me to the aesthetics. The arched wood is part of a design known as a Bur Truss. It’s a very strong structure.

Bridge & Stream

The bridges cross over streams. Many were surrounded by vegetation making it difficult to see them from below. The area around this one was maintained allowing for visitors to see it from below.