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Chicago El Stairs

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el stairs canvas

A few years back I shot this photograph on a cold January day of the Chicago el stairs. I don’t take a lot of Chicago pictures but this one is one of my best sellers at all of my Chicago art shows. I lived by the lake for 8 years and until recently didn’t take the el to get around the city. The el is located a little west from the lake and wasn’t convenient. Now I live between two stops on the brown line and I am using the el to go everywhere! Tomorrow when I head back to the merchandise mart I will have a quick commute on the brown line. For those of you in the Chicago area that will be attending the OOAK Show stop by booth 2068. The first 5 people to say hello to me will get a holiday gift from RL Photography. Happy Holidays!

 

Ricardo Enoteca

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Ricardo Enoteca an extension of Ricardo Trattoria opened in my neighborhood. It officially opens tomorrow but I was lucky enough to attend a preview night. The place was packed with friends and customers of Ricardo Trattoria in support of the new restaurant. People have been anxiously awaiting the opening of this restaurant for a long time. If you remember back there was a fire in the space when it was very close to opening and they had to start from the beginning again. It was well worth the wait and the food was great from start to finish. Thank you Ricardo Enoteca!

Merci Beaucoup Lycee Francais

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This weekend I sold my work at the Annual Lycee Francais Chicago Fundraiser. A portion of my sales were donated to the school. This has become one of my favorite shows for a few reasons. Everyone from the school is involved. Parents volunteer with setup and the kids walk around with sandwiches on baguettes and croissants to raise money for the school. The kids impressed with me their french and were so incredibly polite and well behaved. The parents/ customers were so friendly and I even made connections for my upcoming trip to Paris. Merci Beaucoup Lycee Francais! Looking forward to seeing you next year.

My setup on some of the shelves. This features my new wood blocks in a variety of sizes. Most of these were gone by the end of Saturday. You can purchase these in my etsy shop here. 

New Orleans in The French Quarter

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This weekend I headed to New Orleans to attend a vow renewal for friends. It was cold and windy much like Chicago this weekend but I still managed a quick walk through the French Quarter.

The city is getting ready for the Super Bowl early next year. Streets are being paved and houses are being repainted. The rustic French Quarter that I know and love is quickly getting a face lift. I did find a few favorites on my cold walk.

My Kind of Town Chicago

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This week is Chicago Themed! All week I will be posting photographs from around Chicago. I hope you enjoy and I would love to hear your opinion. All of the photographs are available in my etsy shop for purchase.

Flower Shops of Europe

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I love all the flower shops that are scattered around the streets of Europe. During my time in England I noticed the gas stations had flower stands. Not just a plastic wrapped red rose but a whole assortment of fresh flowers. When I spent a week in Paris I made sure to fill my hotel room with flowers because I couldn’t resist picking up a bouquet for myself. Here are a few flower shops from around France, Spain and England:

Barcelona, Spain

London, England

Paris, France

Alcatraz from the boat

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Alcatraz is one of the most popular tourist attractions in San Francisco. Buy tickets in advance to guarantee that you will be able to take the tour. Night tours are available as well. I haven’t been inside but I was lucky enough to cruise around in a boat to explore the outside. Enjoy!

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