Chicago, Illinois — The Chicago Water Tower on Michigan Avenue, the only public building in the burned zone of the Great Chicago Fire to survive that catastrophe.
Chicago, Illinois — "Hanukow," a Department of Cultural Affairs entry in the 1999 "Chicago's Cows on Parade" art exhibit — the first U.S. iteration of the CowParade concept, which has since been imitated by tourism bureaus in nearly every city in the world using...
Chicago, Illinois — View from approximately the location where Jean Baptiste Point du Sable — "The Founder of Chicago" — built the ciy's first permanent nonindigenous settlement sometime in the 1780s.
Chicago, Illinois — The Wrigley Building, seen from Michigan Avenue and showing the 14th floor walkway that connects the south tower (at left) with the north tower.
Chicago, Illinois — What I have always called the Stone Container Building (also known as the London Guarantee Building), seen from the Michigan Avenue Bridge. The fourth and fifth floors of the building were the home of WLS radio in its heyday, and in the wee hours...
Chicago, Illinois — North Michigan Avenue, viewed from Wacker Drive. The Wrigley Building is at left, John Hancock Center in the distance at center, and Tribune Tower at right.
Chicago, Illinois — The Chicago Sun-Times Building with the Wabash Avenue Bridge crossing the Chicago River in front of it, and the River Plaza building behind it.
Chicago, Illinois — Colored glass bottles with stoppers for sale at Christkindlmarket Chicago.
Chicago, Illinois — Vendor with sauerkraut, pork, and noodles for sale at Christkindlmarket Chicago.
Chicago, Illinois — Matryoshka dolls (a.k.a. Russian nesting dolls or babushka dolls) for sale at Christkindlmarket Chicago include Green Bay Packers dolls, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Charlie Chaplin dolls.
Chicago, Illinois — Daley Plaza, with the official city Christmas tree and Chicago City Hall behind it.
Chicago, Illinois — The north faces of the One South Wacker building and Sears Tower.
Chicago, Illinois — A man holding a child stands aside from the Metra commuter train passengers hurrying past them on both sides at the Ogilvie Transportation Center.
Kenosha, Wisconsin — The small boat harbor through December raindrops on our windowpane.
Kenosha, Wisconsin — The kitchen of our apartment in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Kenosha, Wisconsin — Ian on my mom's couch, watching television.
Kenosha, Wisconsin — Fog shrouds park benches in the 4800 block of 7th Avenue at night.
Kenosha, Wisconsin — Amy, sleeping in on a Saturday morning.
Kenosha, Wisconsin — It's not dark yet, but it's getting there
Kenosha, Wisconsin — Modified road construction sign spotted on Birch Road.
Kenosha, Wisconsin — Fixing a leak under the kitchen sink at our apartment.
Kenosha, Wisconsin — Jim at the workbench in his garage during a late-evening astronomy session.
Kenosha, Wisconsin — A pair of peppers (unpickled).
Burlington, Wisconsin --A swirl of activity surrounds Marianne at Karen's kitchen table.
Burlington, Wisconsin — The last rays of sunset illuminate a farmhouse at Elderbrook Farm.
Burlington, Wisconsin — Last rays of sunset light the trees beyond Karen's garden at Elderbrook Farm.
Salem, Wisconsin — The year's last autumn leaves cling to trees at Silver Lake Park.
Salem, Wisconsin — Throwing the football around at Silver Lake Park.
Salem, Wisconsin — A monkey pile of Dibble girls at Silver Lake Park picnic. Clockwise from left: Karen, Rachel, Laurie, Donna, Amy, Marianne.
Salem, Wisconsin — Amy hugs Laurie at a chilly picnic in Silver Lake Park.
Salem, Wisconsin — Erik shivers in blankets and a Chicago Bears hat at a chilly birthday picnic in Silver Lake Park.
Salem, Wisconsin — Pavillion fireplace at Silver Lake Park and coffee pot full of camp coffee (with eggs).
Kenosha County, Wisconsin — Elliot and Erik ride a merry-go-round in Silver Lake Park.
Kenosha County, Wisconsin — Elliot rides a merry-go-round in Silver Lake Park.
Kenosha County, Wisconsin — Nikki decked out in Green Bay Packers gear at Silver Lake Park.
Kenosha County, Wisconsin — Elliot on the phone at Silver Lake Park wearing a predecessor of the Snuggie or the Slanket.
Kenosha, Wisconsin — Staff and owners of Little Europe at Timber Ridge Restaurant. "Vítáme vás" is Czech for "We welcome you."
Waterford, Wisconsin — A Virgin Mary statue and a resting deer figurine decorate a headstone in Saint Thomas Aquinas Cemetery.
Pumpkins in a farm field between Mukwonago and Waterford, Wisconsin.
Kettle Moraine State Forest—Lapham Peak Unit — Autumn foliage along a hiking trail at Lapham Peak.