The Best Chicago Street Art – Finding Murals, Sculptures and Other Public Art in the Windy City

Last updated on October 10th, 2020

Growing up in Chicago I used to spend my teenage summers hanging out along the lakeshore, biking swimming and sunning. Sometimes I would spend my day at one of the many sandy beaches, but more often than not, I would just bike the length of the rocks along the lakefront. Those large limestone blocks were put in place in the early part of the 20th century to prevent erosion but they eventually became a canvas for local want-to-be artists who covered them with cans of spray paint and multi colored paint brushes. This was the Chicago street art of my youth.

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Chicago on a Budget – A Winter Weekend Break in My Favorite City

Last updated on October 9th, 2020

Chicago winters get a bad rap. Yes, Chicago is called the “Windy City” for a reason, and winters there do still get snowy and cold. But like everywhere else in the world, global warming has had its impact here as well, and Chicago winters are nowhere near as frigid as they were when I grew up there in the 70’s and 80’s. If you are looking to visit Chicago on a budget, then consider a winter weekend break in my favorite city as your best option. Continue reading “Chicago on a Budget – A Winter Weekend Break in My Favorite City”

PhotoPOSTcard: Reflecting on My Favorite City

Last updated on June 28th, 2020

This is my favorite view of Chicago. This is the view I grew up with. As a teenager I used to bike from my house to the lake and along the lakeshore all summer long. Today the parkland along the lake is as popular as ever – even more so as millions of annual tourists also take advantage of the 19 mile Lakefront Trail. Don’t have a bike? Not a problem. Bike rental kiosks are located troughout the city and are popular with locals and visitors alike.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose

PhotoPOSTcard: My Kind of Town Chicago Is

Last updated on June 28th, 2020

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods, each one with a distinctive personality and community. It is also a city with a very diverse ethnic population and it takes pride in that diversity and gets its strength from it. Where else would you see a Scottish bagpipe band marching in the annual Chinese New Year parade?

Thanks for visiting.

Rose