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Monday, June 22, 2009

Chicago rojo!





For Mother's Day Dave sent me to Chicago to visit with Audrey. I had a delightful visit which included a lot of walking in her neighborhood of Pilsen. This was originally a Polish area and now is Hispanic with gentrification inching its way in on the fringes. Every block is colorful with great panaderias, churches and random Mariachi band members walking down the street.

See more red at Mary's Ruby Tuesday meme.

I try to be as honest about what I see and to speak rather than be silent, especially if it means I can save lives, or serve humanity.

Sandra Cisneros

12 comments:

Jeannelle said...

Fascinating murals, and a good quote to ponder over this evening. Thanks!

Tom said...

I like the wall paintings, we do not get anything so good as those where I live... oh! we get walls painted but I could not possible tell you whats draw or wrote on such a nice blog as this.. :O)

Tom
My post are: Reddish Vale and Horse And Poem

ellievellie said...

Chicago red! I remember looking at Chicago from the top of the sears Tower - it is all kind of rusty color! I really like murals on the street - really enjoyed your finds! Thank you!

Stephanie V said...

So cheerful to look at all that color. I like the red on yellow eagle(?) mural.

srp said...

Very colorful wall paintings. And the tulips are lovely.. one of my favorite flowers!

Daryl said...

Oh what a treat .. I love Chicago .. looks like you had decent weather too ..

Donna said...

Beautiful murals!hughugs

Carletta said...

Colorful and bright.
I love the juxtaposition in the second one of the old architectural detail with the bright colors and graphics of a newer time.
Wonderful shot of the tulips.

Prospero said...

Those walls are just teeming with color and life.

vickysplace1 said...

lovely thoughts to share.

Nukke said...

Those panaderias are great !!!!!!
Thanks for youe comment :)

maryt/theteach said...

Oh I'd love to walk through that colorful, beautifully decorated town! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)