Ann Arbor is one classy town. Sure, they have this kind of graffiti, but check this out! The painting is Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes, which you probably already recognized as a work by the Italian painting Artemisia Gentilesche.
It’s part of a program called Inside Out from the Detroit Institute of Arts; you can get more information here.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
I don’t know what street I was on (Benton Place? Lake Street?). It was in Chicago – I remember that much. I might have been heading east. Unless I was going west, or, you know, one of those other directions that streets go.
But it doesn’t matter. What does matter (at least to me) is how attractive this alley was, with construction scaffolding blocking the light from above and a streetlight highlighting the concrete barrier in the foreground. And, way down on the other street, a lone pedestrian in a bigger hurry than me.
A group of pedestrians, just starting their crossing of East Wacker Drive, on the corner of Michigan Avenue. The half-dozen Amish folks crossed the street, then headed into Fanny May Candies.
It was only later that I wondered how, exactly, they traveled to the middle of Chicago. Perhaps someone could explain it to me?
A curvy staircase going from one street (that Google maps just refuses to provide a name for) to the intersection of E. South Water Street and North Park Drive, and on to Lake Shore East Park.
I guess people in Chicago know this, but it came as news to me: those stainless steel handrails are cold, and when they get wet* they are very slippery.
downtown Chicago, Illinois
*There was something called “rain” in Chicago. I’ve read about it, but we don’t get it in Texas. At least not in my part of the state.