Friday, August 31, 2007

Clark between Lawrence and Winnemac

Beacon Street

Front yard near Sunnyside
House close to Lawrence

Looking north across Lawrence into St Boniface Cemetery

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Phin nearly phalls through the crack

but he's 3, no puppy, so he knows how to cope

Gut rehab - Magnolia & Sunnyside


Morning glories - SW corner of Leland

Single family just south of Wilson

Cul de sac at Sunnyside

Looking east on Sunnyside

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Broncho Billy Park

Broncho Billy was the first cowboy star. He made movies in Uptown circa World War I, at the same studio where a newcomer named Charlie Chaplin was working.
Magnolia just off Montrose

Cleaning Leland between Racine & Broadway

Truman College Promenade

What would be Racine between Wilson and Sunnyside is a walkway between the main academic/adminstrative building and the gym/theatre (home of Pegasus Players).

Porch Garden - Malden & Leland

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Church on Broadway

We took a long walk to Best Buy - Montrose to Kenmore to Grace to Broadway then two miles down Broadway. Passed this church on the way. Sabine said it looked like a Russian church in the Aleutians.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Alta Vista

Looking north from Grace

Broadway & Lawrence - NE corner

Another restaurant to open, an Ethiopian place, 2 years after the previous place closed. Meanwhile the rehab of the building on the SW corner is in full swing.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Broadway & Lawrence View From Starbucks

Gentrification in real time. Along the one block stretch of the west side of Broadway between Lawrence and Gunnison:
Uptown Theatre - largest in Chicago, 4381 seats, closed but under restoration -
Green Mill - oldest cabaret (1910) in the U.S. and birthplace of poetry slams -
Crew - super small g sports bar -
*Uptown Writers Space - above the Green Mill and Crew -
*The Annoyance Theatre - bar + theatre -
*Marigold - Indian restaurant -
*Fat Cat - comfort food -
Shake Rattle & Read - vintage books, records, and memorabilia
*Wilde Pug - soon to open pub
*opened in 2006 or 2007. Crew opened in 2004. Just south of Lawrence is the Riviera Theatre which plays a lot of big name rock acts (Belle & Sebastien, Massive Attack, Decemberists, Arctic Monkeys, ....). Just east of Broadway is the Aragon, which features Vietnamese and Latino performers.

Montrose Harbor, Tuesday Afternoon

Montrose Ave is eight miles north of the Water Tower. Lakeshore Park is at its widest here, between 1/4 and 1/2 mile. There's a marina, a nine hole golf course, a beach with boat rentals, and a concrete jetty going another 1/4 mile out into the lake. Just south of the golf course is a bird sanctuary. There are several ball fields (soccer, softball), tennis courts. On weekends the park fills up with ball players, barbeques, bikers, skaters, runners, and walkers.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Aaron Dodd

I was on my way to the Jewel's on Montrose when I saw a gentleman and a horn and I asked if I could take his photo. He told me his name was Aaron Dodd and that he has played with Earth Wind & Fire, Carla Thomas, and Quincy JonesAccording to links from Google he also played with Sun Ra, Phil Cochran, 8 Bold Souls, Donny Hathaway, The Pharoahs,...
Aaron Dodd can be contacted at

The Southern End Of Uptown