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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday [3*27*2011]

While I was able to take lots of pictures this weekend, this is getting posted late because we just got home after spending the weekend downtown Chicago. Better late than never but I didn't want to pass up this opportunity to join Ashley's Scavenger Hunt Sunday. And actually most of these pictures were taken on a quiet Sunday morning in the Windy City.....it was freezing while I was out shooting!

 This is an old abandoned property about 10 minutes away that I've wanted to take pictures of for a while. This is one of the smaller barns on the property but the house and the barns are all abandoned and falling apart. All of the windows are missing, the roofs are caving in, and the doors are wide open or missing. I didn't get too close because I didn't want to get in trouble for trespassing, knowing my luck that would happen.
 Here is my grouping of 3 swirls on some benches downtown. I actually took a lot of pictures of 3 but I liked the simplicity of this one the best. It's not the best shot ever but this is what you do in a rush I guess.
 I took a cooking class at the Viking Cooking School with my co-workers for a team building activity and I took a bunch of pictures during the class. This hummus dip and the pita chips we made was one of my favorites, doesn't it look delicious? Sorry, I was behind the camera that day so you won't see me in the shots.
 Things that make you go hmmm...... would include one of my favorite buildings in the city. Every time I see these round buildings with the parking on the lower levels and the apartments on the top, I have to wonder, how in the world can they back into these parking spaces without driving off the edge?!?! This would scare me to death and I wouldn't be able to do it. What if I hit the accelerator a bit too much. No - thank - you.
"Me" time - there wasn't much of that this week since I spent lots of "us" time with my hubby while downtown. I did manage to get up early on Sunday morning to walk around and take some pictures. I only wish I had more time to do that but this is one of the shots from my "me" time photography adventure.

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17 comments:

Brooke said...

Ohhh - I am so glad you guys had a good time downtown. You got some great pics to show for it!!! Your parking garage reminded me of Lou's shot. Is that the same building? I love the angle on your shots! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday :D
HUGS!

must love... said...

Love them all! I love your different angles on the photos. They are wonderful!

Ashley Sisk said...

While these are all incredible - I absolutely love that first shot!

Photogal said...

That first shot it great - love the vibe it gives off and the story it tells.

tattytiara said...

That is a very cool building, but it would definitely freak me out to park there too. Love your shot of it - it's like a honeycomb.

debi said...

great shots, I love the "hmmm" photo makes me homesick for Chicago landmarks, never did notice the parking though...Whoa!

Cecily R said...

Given that I can't back into my own driveway without almost ramming into the tree in the yard, there is no WAY I could ever park in those structures. Holy crumbs it makes me nervous just looking at the picture!

Love your take on all the prompts!

julie said...

All such great captures...you wouldn't catch me parking in that building! LOVE your decay shot & your group of 3 is gorgeous! :)

Marla said...

Great shots. I too an would hate parking there. Scary!

And that barn shot is so pretty. :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

deb duty said...

Your blog is lovely! I'm glad to have found it. Great shots for the hunt. Love your decay shot and that parking garage looks crazy!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Absolutely lovely shots this week! The angle of the buildings was incredible to see

Buckeroomama said...

I love that barn shot... just beautiful. And those parking spaces? Whoa. We live in a high rise and we have buildings similar to those around here, but Ive never seen one that 'open.' I would be nervous backing into a space like that, too!

Linda R. said...

Such great shots.. All of them. I love the angle of some of your shots.. Very cool..

Hugs, Linda

Courtney said...

Your photos are beautiful! I love your header :O) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! That hummus does look super yummy!!

Serline said...

Wow, is there some kind of transparent barrier keeping those cars from being driven accidentally over the edge?!? It certainly makes a visual impact...

The answer to your question about my "Hmmm" photo is a bit of a sad story. A mentally ill elderly gentleman lives there, abandoned years ago by his family. He scours the neighborhood for discards he can sell, and the neighbors take turns giving him food.

*Simply Colette* said...

Great photos! I love your style! I'm following you now. I've been so interested lately in the Viking cooking school. It seems to keep popping up. That photo of the cars is so interesting.. yikes!

-nicolette

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Lauren said...

Your hummus looks so good - and yes, those parking garages look scary!