Friday, July 31, 2009

Chicago Botanic Garden - a panoramic view.


Kathy & I took a day trip to this Gem in the Cook County Forest Preserve. The Japanese garden is one of the 23 gardens on the 365 acre site. Sansho-En, the garden of three islands, is a tribute to simple beauty and form. Click on the image to see a (much) larger view.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Brady Street Photowalk

Brady Street is filled with coffee houses, nightclubs, restaurants, vintage clothing and thrift stores. Saturday, July 18th from 4 - 6PM saw over 50 photographers descend on the area to put Brady Street on the photo enthusiast map.
Brady Street duplex.

In the 1880's, Brady Street became a commercial district of Yankee and German shops. In the 1960's, Italians and other groups began to leave the neighborhood for the suburbs, while the hippies and other bohemians moved in. The 1980's saw blight, neglect and decay, but now the area has been revitalized and has become a model for New Urbanism.

Scattered showers.

New business on Brady Street.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Flood Control Basin on the Milwaukee County Grounds...

A six-year journey by the MMSD is well underway at the Milwaukee County Grounds to help reduce the risk of destructive floods along the Menomonee River. As with all MMSD flood management projects, the County Grounds basin is designed to protect against the one-percent probability flood, commonly called the 100 year flood.

This view is across the Underwood Parkway from the Hanson Golf Course Clubhouse.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The new Marquette Interchange profile...

... like it's always been this way. This panorama view is taken from the 6th Street Viaduct over the Menomonee River.