Category Archives: Holiday

Day 337: Polar Bears

The polar bears at the Brookfield Zoo are ready for the holidays and are sporting wreaths around their necks.

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Day 336: City Hall

The red and green lights shine on city hall in celebration of the holiday season.

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Day 335: Macy’s Holiday

As many Chicagoians know, it’s not the holidays until you make a visit to Macy’s to bask in the holiday atmosphere and decorations.  From the moment you arrive at the Macy’s building downtown, you are greeted with trumpets as you … Continue reading

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Day 334: Navy Pier Winter Lights

Yes, it’s that time again!  The Navy Pier winter lights are up.

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Day 314: Firefighter Memorial

Although today is Veterans Day, I did not have a good HDR photo that was appropriate to post.  So here is a photo done in HDR of the firefighter memorial at the Chicago Firehouse Engine 13 on Columbus in the … Continue reading

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Day 303: Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!! An end to my countdown of haunted places in the city. I hope you enjoyed finding out about some of the allegedly haunted places around this historic city. This decoration is located right outside of a little field … Continue reading

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Day 283: National Firefighter Appreciation Day

National Firefighter Appreciation Day will be a day for all Americans to take time to appreciate the firefighters in their communities. National Firefighter Appreciation Day will fall on the second Tuesday in October, during Fire Prevention Week, which has been … Continue reading

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Day 247: Labor Day

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, … Continue reading

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Day 184: For My Grandpa

Today is the fourth of July, be sure to remember and thank those who fought to defend this country and everything it stands for and keep it safe. I’m lucky enough to have two grandfathers who proudly fought for this … Continue reading

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Day 149: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

Let’s remember the real reason for Memorial Day (not just a day that we get off of work). Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are … Continue reading

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