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Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy 2013!

Well, as of the posting, we still have just under 40 minutes to go here in Chicago, but still...

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Hollywood Blvd.

Photos taken:  December 7,  2012




The Walt Disney Co., Burbank

Disney Headquarters & Studio on Buena Vista Street, Alameda Ave. & Riverside Dr.

 Photos taken: December 7, 2012
I obtained the security guards' permission to take this photo, as it required stepping on to the lot near the guard shack.

Roy E. Disney Animation Building

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Downtown Los Angeles on Grand Ave., created with seed money donated by Walt Disney's (now late) widow, Lilian Disney.

 Photos taken: December 7, 2012

Jim Henson Studios

On La Brea in Los Angeles, not too many blocks south of Hollywood Blvd. Kermit is dressed as Charlie Chaplin because this studio complex was built by Charlie Chaplin in 1917. The Jim Henson Company acquired the lot after several other owners in 1999 according to its website. Kermit, of course, is no longer owned by Henson, having been sold to Disney along with the rest of the Muppets.

Photos: December 7, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bill "Voice of DIsneyland" Rogers

December 3, 2012 at Disneyland

Candlelight Processional at Disneyland

December 3, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) The narrator is Kurt Russell



















Sunday, December 2, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

As seen on the Starz TV Show "Boss"

Turns out that the show uses the actual Chicago City Council Chamber.  I thought it was just a very good copy on the show, but I took a tour of City Hall on Sunday and it turns out that the Council scenes are actually shot here.

Photo taken:  October 14, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

On State Street....

Testing on the Spin App on my iPhone 4S.


And the iOS 6 Panorama setting:




And further south on State Street

Friday, August 31, 2012

Walks around Chicago

Since May 15, I've been taking walks around the north side of Chicago with my iPhone in hand for exercise.  As of August 30, 2012, according to a GPS app I've been using to track my walks, I've racked up over 300 miles.  The photo mosaic below is made of some of the 2000+ photos I've taken on those walks.  (Click on the mosaic for a larger view.)




Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Strange site on the way to Disney's Hollywood Studios

About 10:15 a.m. this morning, while walking from Disney's BoardWalk to Disney's Hollywood Studios, I saw this strange "memorial" on the side of the canal.   

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Lichtenstein does Mickey & Donald


Art Institute of Chicago
July 11, 2012


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Disney's Doorway to Dreams

Closing on September 15, 2012.  I guess Disney believes that they've sold as many "Vacation Club" memberships to Chicagoans while they're in Chicagoland that they can sell.



Monday, June 11, 2012

Tour of Wrigley Field

Took the tour of Wrigley Field today for the first time in over 30 years.  Among other things, this tour visited the press box and the field, and there was no risk of seeing the Cubs lose, because it was an off-day.   Lots of photos added to the end of the Chicago slideshow on ASD's Home Town Chicago page.  Here is a sampling.