Looking up #7

World famous Design and Architecture.

Paul Aparicio Photography

860-880 Chicago Architecture Photography

Looking up at two of my favorite architectural buildings in Chicago, 860-880 Lake Shore Drive apartments. Designed by architect Mies Van Der Rohe, he not only played an essential role in Chicago architecture but has always been an inspiration to my photography. ‚Less is More‘ has framed the groundwork of how I perceived photography starting out and to this day.

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Farnsworth House: when modernism calls, take the bus to Plano

Less is more …

Picnic at the Cathedral

Living in Chicago, I am fortunate to see the architecture of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe almost every day.  I love to slip around behind the 860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments and look out to the sun shining off the waves of Lake Michigan through the glass plaza.  HOB gets off the train early most mornings just for the pleasure of walking though Chicago’s Federal Plaza to admire the clean perfection of Mies‘ building complex set off by the jaunty Flamingo sculpture by Alexander Calder.  Given our mutual love of Mies, a pilgrimage to Mies‘ Farnsworth House  in Plano, IL was obviously overdue, though we had one major complication: we don’t own a car and don’t drive.  Happily the Chicago Architecture Foundation has a bus tour, so off we went in quest of International Style glory.

I highly recommend the CAF tour, which includes Mies sights in Chicago, with a stop for…

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Subculture

HOUR ONE:

1. „FRIDAY THE 13TH“ THEME

2. MOULLINEX & XIONBI (THE CRAMPS) – HUMAN FLY

3. GNARLS BARKLEY – THE BOOGIE MONSTER

4. LYDIA LUNCH (SUICIDE) – FRANKIE TEARDROP

5. TOM WAITS – CEMETRY POLKA

6. SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES – PEEK-A-BOO

7. BECK, FEIST, ARCADE FIRE – DO THEY KNOW IT’S HALLOWEEN?

8. „TALES FROM THE CRYPT“ THEME

9. NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – UP JUMPED THE DEVIL

10. POE – HAUNTED

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Rethinking the World