Looking Southwest: Power plant, baseball field, hotels shaped like headboards (I'm hoping the big, blue-glass curved one doesn't melt the ones East of it some sunrise!), another one shaped like an M with a tail, various parks, a bridge kept just for pretty, zoo, gardens, museum, river, canal and -- of course -- the "Speer" building behind the Statehouse. They had a hard time finding the light switches in that complex -- seems the architect never dreamed they'd want to save a few bucks by shuttin' 'em off when the bureaucrats and their hard-workin' support staff* went home. Also a nice shot of the railing -- I'm actually behind it, at the far end of the South alcove.And here's due West, with a better look at bits of canal, zoo and -- at the the right foreground -- Mysterious Siege Engines atop the AUL tower. (I have no idea; I have been to the tops of several tall buildings but never that one: it's all two-way radio up there and last I knew, all one brand, too).One last item: Does anyone know how a Roman villa -- vide:Got up here?You'd have to be pretty acrobatic to go ask the next-door neighbors for a cup of sugar.
* And I say that without sarcasm; I have found State workers here to be, on average, helpful and solution-oriented. Yeah, hardly true to the stereotype, but whatcha gonna do? Helps that I ask fun questions, like, "How do I plate the MGB I've kept garaged for the last decade?" or, "Suppose I'd forgotten to pay income tax for a few years?"
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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