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Vita brevis (Life is short), ars longa (& art long)

how much of this is temporary – the life of the composer? the piece of paper? the rose? the musical interpretation? the concept of beauty in multiple forms?

“The aphorism quotes the first two lines of the Aphorismi by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates.”     Wikipedia

Vita brevis,
ars longa,
occasio praeceps,
experimentum periculosum,
iudicium difficile.

Life is short,
and art long,
opportunity fleeting,
experimentations perilous,
and judgment difficult.

Submitted for WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.

a peek at historic change

chicago’s near north architecture

What do these three photos have in common?

They’re all the same building, and I used to pass it on my way to a Trader Joe’s in Chicago, just north of the downtown Loop.

Click the link to learn more about this Chicago Landmark.  

It used to be a huge auditorium and excellent recording studio for The Chicago Symphony and Disney.

If that doesn’t pique your interest, maybe this will…

Submitted for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.

autumnal glow

Loaded this up on the weekend, and then forgot to post… oops!

always love the glow of candles, no matter what the season


a few glowing red leaves from last autumn


an autumn pumpkin and some candles ~ setting the stage for Hallowe’en


there’s more than one way to light up an autumn sky ~ this is from a corner just south of the chicago main library at state & congress avenues


Submitted for

the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.







scales and relationships

Thanks to lovely Chicago for these photos. Its’ streets are full of lovely buildings and art just begging to be photographed.

But first, here’s one that’s not from Chicago. Know what it is? Or do you need to see it in relation to something else. . .

Read on!

Is it a room divider?  Wall art?


This was on South Dearborn – check out the statue versus the size of the reflected skyscrapers and the photographer.  Relativity!


The Bard, decorated for New Year’s, up in Lincoln Park ~ in reality, not larger than the buildings across the street. 😉


Figured out what the top photo is yet?  If not, the last photo should help.

Submitted for WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.






Atop a lot…

… in downtown Chicago sits the 10-storey main library. Otherwise known as the Harold Washington Library and named for a former mayor of the city.

Atop the library are interesting side and corner decorations.

This was taken from a sixth floor window across the street. Hope you enjoy!

the main library in chicago encompasses an entire block


this is a close-up of the southwest corner of the library

Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop