Tuesday, August 26, 2008

On Walkabout

First, it was off to Glenn's Diner for a leisurely lunch.
Smiling at Glenn's Diner

Simple SneaksThankfully, the sunshine prevailed over the rain clouds allowing for a little exploration of this neighborhood around Montrose and Wolcott.

Section of the mural on the side of a now-shuttered Italian restaurant:
Villa May Mural

Chalkboard at the cafe inside the Lill Street Art Center. Sadly, no pie was consumed so I think a return trip may be called for to rectify that.
Viva La Pievolution

By the time I was headed south on Lake Shore Drive, you could tell the clouds were returning for rain, round two. I admit that I held the wheel with one hand and the camera in the other. Warning: do not try this at home!
Driving LSD
By the way, I've made a couple of attempts to knit again but 2 inches of lace hardly rate a show and tell. I know this is a crafting blog but, hey, creativity and vision can come through the eye of the camera, too. One of these days, I vow to play with yarn again!

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Blogger KnitNana said...

Love the tour of Chicago shots!

8/26/2008 12:53:00 PM  
Blogger monica said...

The sign for Glen's Diner is so cool. Be patient with the knitting- you really need to heal.

8/26/2008 01:13:00 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

I like that area! Super cute shoes. :-)

8/26/2008 01:13:00 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

It is 12 years since I left Chicago. I don't think Glenn's Diner existed at that time, and it was Lill Street Studios back then, not Lille Street Art Center, with no cafe inside--just ceramics studios and classrooms! It's nice to see LSD and the Hancock building again.

8/26/2008 02:54:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

What gorgeous photos! I love the eye candy you share with us. No matter that it's not yarn related. It's all good.

8/26/2008 03:03:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Eeek! Glenn's Diner is going to get me!!

Love the murals. :)

8/26/2008 06:45:00 PM  
Blogger KnitPastis said...

Love the big lips sign outside Gleens Diner.
Two inches of lace knitting is alot. I agree take time to heal dear. When you get better, you must knit some socks to go with those way cool shoes. Great photos!

8/26/2008 08:23:00 PM  
Blogger lu said...

you've made me want to come see chicago for myself. even more than before!

8/28/2008 04:28:00 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

You found some great sights to photograph. I love that Glenn's Diner sign!

8/30/2008 08:31:00 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I love Chicago! Can't wait to come back. And rain?? What's that??

Keep healing, girlie.

9/01/2008 07:19:00 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Great photos! You definitely need to go back for pie!! (It's my favorite dessert--I'm all for eating pie--fruit pies)

I hope your health continues to improve.

9/05/2008 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous meg said...

Cool sneakers! That toothy grin kind of creeps me out, though =) Don't worry, you'll be back at the yarn at the proper time.

9/05/2008 08:05:00 PM  

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