Monday, April 11, 2016

I is for INNOVATIVE CHICAGO ARTWORK #AtoZChallenge

For this year's challenge, my theme is The Fun in Writing. Each of my 26 posts for April is aimed at illustrating fun parts of an author's day. A writer doesn't only write. Creating a story or an essay requires research, revision, editing, and lots and lots of coffee and chocolate.

 
What can be more fun than researching background information for a novel, and then spending your free time checking out the architecture, sculptures, and artwork of the Windy City? Which do you recognize? (Answers below.)
 

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The ticket entrance to Auditorium Theatre
of Roosevelt University
A theater in the grand old style, an architectural gem built in 1889
50 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL
 

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City of Chicago: Calder's Flamingo
50 W. Adams St
Chicago, IL 60610
 
 
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A bridge near downtown Chicago
I love this picture because of its unusual vantage point,
but I honestly cannot remember where in Chicago I was standing when I took the photograph!
Anyone have a guess? 
 
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"The Picasso" (Untitled sculpture)
Daley Plaza
50 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
 
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Sculptor Loredo Taft’s Fountain of the Lakes
Art Institute of Chicago,
South Garden
 
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The Winged Victory of Samothrace
A copy of the original from Greece, circa 200 BC, which is now in the Louvre Museum, Paris.
This is cast from a mold of the original sculpture in the Louvre Museum, Paris, France.
Location: lobby of the Bank One Center
131 S Dearborn Street
 
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Navy Pier Flags
Navy Pier is a 3,300-foot-long pier on the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan.
It is located in the Streeterville neighborhood of the Near North Side community area.
 
 

15 comments:

  1. So much one needs to and can travel in search of a story..Should start my journey soon ..

    Thanks for visiting

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  2. I did recognize Nike of Samothrace (archaeologist, go figure XD) I have never been to Chicago. I really should, it's not that far away...

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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    1. Yes, Chicago is a good destination to include on your to-travel-to list. Much to see, eat, and experience.

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  3. I've only been to Chicago twice and it was in college. All the art majors went to visit the various museums, so I didn't see much of the city.

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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    1. I haven't been there for several years, but I worked in the Loop for a year, in another lifetime when Daley Plaza was still Civic Center Plaza and the Picasso was brand new!

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  4. Oh, I want to go see all of these~ Fun, to see the photos, for now ;D

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Ella. Glad you enjoyed the photos.

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  5. Beautiful photos. I should probably take more while doing research for my books, though most passers-by already think I'm a little off when talking aloud to characters who'd be there in different circumstances :-) Good luck with the rest of the AtoZchallenge.

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    1. Thanks for visiting today, Ronel. I haven't started talking aloud to my characters . . . yet.

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  6. I've never been to Chicago, but your photos make ma want to visit!

    Best wishes,
    Nilanjana.
    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016
    Madly-in-Verse

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  7. I only recognize #2. I've been to Chicago once - in January and I've never been so cold as I was there. We had to watch out for falling icicles! I loved the Chicago Public Library. That's where I'd go to write if I lived in Chicago.

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    1. I spent many hours in the Chicago Library, but it was the old one on Washington Street. I did see the new one around 2007 and did some research there for a novel. I photographed about 25 pages of newspaper stories, then was told they don't charge for photos! Music to an amateur genealogist's ears.

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  8. Gail, these photos are fantastic. I've never been to America and didn't pick any of these landmarks. However, being a lover of all things red, I loved Calder's Flamingo. xx Rowena

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    1. Interesting to hear so many have not been to Chicago, but there are so many places I haven't been. I have a book entitled "1000 Places To See Before You Die". At least I can read about places I'll never visit. I hope these photographs gave you a sense of the town.

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  9. Love these photos. Did you take all of them?

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter - Jazz Age Jazz

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