Paws for Beer 2014 Travel Wrap Up

With this being the last post of the 2014 year I wanted to recap my travels of the year. Honestly I had a great year for traveling despite loosing my job in April. I have a new job, but the pay and vacation time will be difficult to keep me … Continue reading

I Tilt Out at the Chicago 360 in the Hancock Tower, Chicago Illinois

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There is a friendly argument in Chicago; who has the better view. Is it the Hancock Tower or the Willis Tower? I went to both buildings while I was in Chicago.  Although the Willis Tower is taller I happened to agree with the Hancock folks – the view is better.

All Wright 2014 House Walk, Oak Park Illinois

Frank Lloyd Wright Tours Chicago

This year was a milestone year for the Frank Lloyd Wright House Walk Tour in Oak Park Illinois. It was the 125th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the 40th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. I had always wanted to attend a FLW House … Continue reading

Chicago Architecture Foundation Cruise Photo Essay

Chicago Architecture Foundation Cruise

We have been having some weird weather this year. I came to realize this when I was in Chicago this May and it snowed. Snow in May – Seriously? So on the day that it snowed I had pre-booked a Chicago Architecture Foundation Cruise. As I boarded the boat I … Continue reading

The Rookery Building, Chicago Illinois

In 1871 The Great Fire of Chicago ripped through the city leaving massive destruction in its path. As the city began to rebuild the architects pushed the envelope with new innovative structures. The Rookery Building was one of those structures. Daniel Burnham and John Root were commissioned in 1885 to … Continue reading