This past Saturday I had the privilege to mentor a young photographer at the 8th annual “Pictures of Hope” project in Tucson.  “Pictures of Hope” has been recently featured on NBC Nightly News “Making a Difference”, as well as the Today Show, ABC World News, and CBS Evening News. For more information about this remarkable program founded by Linda Solomon, photographer and author, please visit:  http://www.lindasolomonphotography.com/picturesofhope/
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The new AND improved playground equipment install at Himmel Park in Tucson, AZ is complete! Images of “after”, “during” and “before”.

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In 1907 this Louis B. Tiffany iridescent glass dome was installed above the mezzanine of Chicago’s original Marshall Fields Department Store on State St. With over 1.6 million pieces it is the largest of its kind.

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Chicago’s restaurant & cafe scene is splendid, we had some fabulous meals, from Spanish tapas to Greek pastitsio and of course Chicago pizza! Fun fact: there are over 7,300 restaurants in Chicago, you could eat at a different one each night for 20 years!

 

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Chicago’s Palmer House is on the list of Historic Hotels of America, with over 1600 rooms it is one of the largest in the city. The current structure dates back to the roaring 1920’s with a grand lobby and bar reflective of the era.

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On the Chicago River looking east from Lake Michigan.

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Chicago’ Sunday Logan Square Farmers’ Market is a spirited showcase for everything fresh and tasty!

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Chicago’s Millennium Park’s Crown Fountain a unique piece of interactive public art and video sculpture. The gigantic faces with changing expressions are projected on glass blocks, every ninety seconds their lips’ purse and water sprays forth on the kid’s anxiously waiting below.

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Another view of Chicago’s Bean sculpture in Millennium Park.

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The “Bean” sculpture, by Sir Anish Kapoor, in Chicago’s Millennium Park it a must see! It is made up of 168 stainless steel plates welded together; the exterior is highly polished and has no visible seams. Its design was inspired by liquid mercury and its surface reflects and distorts the magnificence of the city’s skyline.

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