Thursday, November 16, 2006

“Agora" exhibit in Chicago

(Tribune photo by Terrence Antonio James)
The public will get its first official glimpse Thursday of “Agora,” Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz’s 106-figure work of art at the south end of Grant Park.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Day of Appreciation and Love

Norman Rockwell: An American Thanksgiving

D. Bowden(originally published here on Nov. 23, 2005)
Although I have no religious beliefs, I still am very thankful for the many good things in my life. Who am I thankful to? My thanks and appreciation goes to my dear husband for getting up at 4 a.m. every day to drive over an hour to a job where he works hard all day long to provide for his family. I am thankful to him for his love and committment for thirty years of marriage. I thank him for being a loving and helpful father to his three children. I am thankful to my children for their love and the joy they bring into my life. I am thankful to my parents for giving me life. I am thankful to them for raising me and loving me even when I was not very loveable. I am thankful to my doctors for taking care of my health and doing all they can to cure my illnesses, and keep me and my family healthy. I am thankful to the truck driver who hauls my food to the stores where I shop, I am thankful to the farmer who grows and harvests the food. I am thankful to the inventors of all of our modern technology that makes my life so comfortable and convenient. I am thankful to our police officers and soldiers for protecting us. I am thankful to NASA to take us to worlds we cannot see from where we are. I am thankful to the teachers, the explorers, researchers, scientists and others who provide us with information we need to enhance our lives. I am thankful for the entertainers, writers, film makers, artists, musicians, actors, etc. who bring some joy and imagination to our lives. These are the ones to who I owe my thanks.

Thanksgiving is a day to get together with those we appreciate and love and to celebrate that love and appreciation we have for each other. I wish everyone, no matter what your beliefs are, a very happy Thanksgiving Day with all of those who matter most to you, whether there in person or far away but close in heart.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A duck swims across a reflection . . .

. . . of the U.S. Capitol building in a reflecting pool in Washington late November 6, 2006.

Changing season

(AFP/Don Emmert)
Bare trees and some with colorful changing leaves are reflected in a lake in Chappaqua, New York.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Chicago Blue Line

Photo by Jason Bowden

Harold Washington Public Library, Chicago

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John Hancock Building - Chicago

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Chicago Watertower

D. Bowden
In May of 1969, during the year of its Centennial Anniversary, the Chicago Water Tower was selected by the American Water Works Association to be the first American Water Landmark in the nation. The tower was completed in 1869 and survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The architect was William W. Boyington and the tower is constructed of Joliet limestone blocks quarried in Illinois.

A Chronological History of Chicago: 1673-
Compiled by Chicago Municipal Reference Library, City of Chicago
Updated by Municipal Reference Collection, Chicago Public Library

Sears Tower

D. Bowden

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Hickory Creek

Photo By D. Bowden
This is Hickory Creek that runs through the center of my town.

Mary age 16 at Grand Canyon - 1998

Photo by D. Bowden