Category Archives: Festivals

Day 174: A Lonely Hose

A lonely firehose sits all rolled up at the curb during a demonstration at the Muster at the Chicago Fire Academy last weekend.  

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Day 169: Sutphen Pumper

The firefighters of the Chicago Ridge fire department and the Chicago Ridge Engine 6533 Sutphen Pumper in action.  This was one of the demonstrations from the Muster at the Chicago Fire Academy festival.

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Day 168: Muster at the Chicago Fire Academy

Today was the Muster at the Chicago Fire Academy hosted by the 5-11 Club of Chicago. This event ran from 8am-1pm today and hosted a variety of antique and newer fire apparatus and fire equipment.  Demonstrations were done using fire … Continue reading

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Day 146: Bike The Drive

Coming up this weekend (Memorial Day weekend each year) is the annual Bike The Drive Ride. This is a time when they close off Lake Shore Drive downtown to vehicle traffic and allow participants to ride their bike along the … Continue reading

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Day 75: Emerald Society

The Emerald Society is an organization of American police officers or fire fighters of Irish heritage. Emerald Societies are found in most major U.S. cities such as New York City, Milwaukee, WI, Jersey City, NJ, District of Columbia, Boston, Chicago, … Continue reading

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Day 70: Green River

As many of you Chicagoans know, today is the St Patty’s Day celebration which includes the annual Chicago River Dyeing. This has been occurring in Chicago for the past 43 years and is soley contributed to the efforts of Steve … Continue reading

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Day 41: Blue Angels

The Blue Angels are part of the Navy as a recruiting effort and to represent the naval service to the United States.  These pictures were taken when they were in their four-jet Diamond Formation at the Chicago Air and Water … Continue reading

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Day 30: Supersonic

This is a picture of an F-18 in transonic flight.  This happens when there is just the right amount of water vapor in the air such that the shock waves cause the water to precipitate.  The condition lasts only for … Continue reading

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