Friday, May 30, 2008

DAMAGE


Yes, this is damage. Actually, the storms keep pouring south east counties with up to eight simultaneous severe and tornado warnings. Downtown has not been affected yet as I was hoping, but there is a small cell forming west of Chicago that Im looking forward to see if hit us to get some nice photo shots. I just cant wait, love this wild midwest weather.
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Thursday, May 29, 2008

RETREAT

My favorite calm swimming spot by the lake, out of the noise of the cars by lakeshore drive and crowds.
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Sunday, May 25, 2008

BIKE THE EXPENSIVE DRIVE

I use my mountain-bike everyday to go to work and do my errands no matter what. Many people don't and probably the price of gas has to be really up over $5 a gallon to make people think about commuting or move around this completely flat city on a bike. The Bike Drive it is an interesting but very expensive initiative. I rather drive my bike for free the whole bike path along the lakeshore and the beaches and spend those $50 in a great lunch and ice cream. Riding should be free even in these events.
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TELECTROSCOPE

Artsistic invention to be 'nousy' about what people are doing in London without having to fly there. Part of the Brooklyn's bridge artistic events surrounding the anniversary of this engineering marvel.
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THUNDERSTORMS


Got ready the Canon XSI, just in case these huge thunderstorms decide to come.They seem pretty severe with 3 or 4 tornado warnings in place. I can't wait.
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SAILING



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PLEASANT

One of my favorite walks is this park near the beach and the water reclamation facility.
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AFTER THE STORM

I came across a beautiful midwest sky over the city. People is getting out, its warm with a dominant southern breez making the outing very pleasant.
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RIM KING

Today, i saw Rim King driving his lamborghini 640 across La Salle northbound. I dont even want to think abouth his lifestyle after knowing his license plate.
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Saturday, May 24, 2008

NEAT DAY

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MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

I do not attend parades normally, can't stand crowds, but today Iwas on my way to the beach and noticed the flags and the traffic downtown quite screwed. Then I realized the MD parade was taking place. Good chance to sit on the curb and start shooting relaxed. It's sunny, but lake effect breeze still feels chilly in the shade. On State St. was very pleasant taking shots and playing Ambean on the iPod.
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Friday, May 23, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

COLORADO TORNADO

Today's colorado tornado was wild and humongous. Reported one mile wide had attached hail that broke cars apart, destroyed villages, took cars off the highway and removed a cargo train from its tracks.
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SMART LIFE


Took one decade to bring the tiny smarts to USA, but now that gas prices got everybody thinking in creative, cheaper ways to make it to work downtown, it just came handy and on time. So far its a whole fun watch americans looking at it with those faces, like saying what the heck kind of weird thingy is running!. Well, its never the size of a Lincoln Continental.

Monday, May 19, 2008

LA SALLE MIDNIGHT HOUR

La Salle at midnight hour. All week riding alone my bike late in the evening to check on my servers and find if they are running. Several days ago they went down out of the blue. I can't afford that with this deadline. This my street has such a different look by night compared with the frenzy going on by noon at lunch time. Amazes me this city seems to sleep at times, not like New York that never stops. Sometimes I like to stop and look at the people around. All buildings shifts the executives for cleaning maids and manteinance crews until next day. I get to talk to them sometimes, mostly mexicans, russians and eastern european immigrants...who knows. Black people is mostly at security desks and lobbys and we joke. They are the nicest and friendly. They get used to see me coming to work late in shorts and flip flops. I guess it is the advantage of working in a such creative company and Im greatful for that.
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Sunday, May 18, 2008

TURN LEFT HERE

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RIVER DOWNSTREAM

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PIT STOP

Vengo aqui a menudo para no olvidarme de la clase de ciudad en la que vivo.
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DIVERSIDAD

Dos mujeres con dos historias completamente diferentes en el mismo sitio.
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PIANO

Aun sigue en proceso de construccion el ala contemporanea del Chicago Arts Institute. La fachada del conjunto obra de Renzo Piano es un lujazo de calidad y detalles arquitectonicos de primera linea. Ayer estuve fotografiando los trabajos que no paran a lo largo del fin de semana y ya se ha abierto al trafico la calle despues del tendido del puente que enlaza el edificio con Millennium park. La Courtain Wall de la fachada principal debajo de la pergola y con remates de cristal es espectacular.
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DIAGONALS

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