Posts Tagged ‘squares’

A single bird making a landing in the reflecting pool at The Barnes Museum in Philadelphia (an odd number.)

An odd reflection of that same pool.

SquareOdds 2.25.22

Let’s start out with an odd door for Becky’s SquareOdds, although I don’t think Dan, our host for Thursday Doors will find it odd. This is the back door of one of the BNSF trains taking passengers into and out of Chicago, in this case to and from Aurora, Illinois while stopping in Naperville where we lived. The trains before 8:30 am came from Aurora, stopped in Naperville, and then went directly to Union Station, taking about half an hour. Catch one later and you’d see every stop between Aurora and the city and believe me, there were lots of them, making your trip somewhere between an hour and an hour and a half. It was well worth it to board early, then have coffee or take photos while waiting for the stores or attractions in the city to open!

Moving on to non-square doors, I want to remind you that it’s not always about the doors themselves.

Although this Naperville house was directly across the street from a ridiculously enormous mansion, it was much more attractive and livable in my eyes and I loved everything about it, from the round window, to the enormous porch, to the attractive door. This house felt like a home; the other looked like an expanded ego in building form.

I like sculpture but find this one a bit odd, looking to me as if some sci-fi digging machine dropped a claw into downtown Chi Town. There’s a mini version of this in Naperville where we lived. Hopefully this one didn’t snatch up the man in the photo after I left!

I do love reflections, especially odd ones like this with lovely distortions of the original stately building. Chicago reflections ala Gaudi perhaps?

for Becky’s wonderful Square Challenge which this month is SquareOdds

Let’s keeping looking for oddities in downtown Chicago. Crown Fountain is a fascinating spot where two 50-foot fountains feature photos of ordinary Chicagoans spitting water at each other. That sounds a bit odd but although not as iconic as The Bean, it’s just another thing that makes the downtown area unique and enjoyable. I encourage you to click on the highlighted link above and read about the fountain.

Here’s bonus, once-in-a-lifetime oddity: today’s date is 2.22.22 or, depending upon where you live, 22.2.22. 🙂

SquareOdds 2.22.22

If you’re in downtown Chicago, you might catch a view of what appears to be a flying train. The L (or El) stands for “elevated” because much of the system operates on elevated tracks, making it possible to have a view of a train appearing to fly by. Here it also seems to be attached to the side of the building. How odd.

SquareOdds 2.21.22

Six-Word Saturday 2.19.22

SquareOdds 2.19.22

Tohono Chul doesn’t just have cacti and other plants. There was all sorts of art throughout the park. This guy’s doing double-duty as sculpture and plant holder.

SquareOdds 2.16.22

Tohono Chul featured cacti of all sorts but sometimes even a hardy cactus dies, sometimes leaving an intriguing looking skeleton such as this one.

SquareOdds 2.15.22

I always loved spotting these vines when I walked in “my” Illinois park. I’m not sure they were appreciated by their inadvertent hosts, but their graceful shapes always attracted my eyes.

SquareOdds 2.14.22

An even number, two pairs, and a view that almost looks like a reflection but isn’t. Odd.

One Word Sunday: even

SquareOdds 2.13.22