JANUARY 12, 2012 10:37PM

A President (and my) Chicago View

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 Chicago as it's seen by the world.

 

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Chicago from a million different back windows.  Here's mine today.

 

Epiphany men 

Chicago friends. Pay no attention to the fact that only one of them is holding a beer. At noon. The others will follow.

 

 

Carrie Fisher 

Chicago is a place where memories of past loves can be trouble.

 

coyote freezer 

 

And a home for the bizarre. A coyote in downtown Chicago, 

 

 New Picture

 

A working city where a guy can stop for a bite to eat.

 

Even the President.

 

 

Lilhouse

 

Home. 

 

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It looks like the Reverend Al Green from the back.
This was fun. Those coyotes were going crazy in the woods last night around here in the hinterland. A whole pac of them was singing away. My dog and I scurried back in.
I've dated some pretty chicks, and some pretty tough chicks, but I can't say I ever dated one with an assault rifle.
Your post brings such charm and fun to chicago...Love your home too.
The coyote seems to be thinking "Do you mind"?
Larry---Nope. I love the Rev Al Green, but the guy in the picture is from Chicago. He has a house in the Kenwood neighborhood---but he's living elsewhere right now,

Sheila--We actually had one running down the street a month or so ago. He was looking for your woods!

Tom---Yeah, she had some issues.

Algis--It's a cover for the fact that I suck as a photographer,

scanner---That or "Are you dinner?" That was taken in a Quiznos shop in the loop---downtown Chicago.

Kate--It doesn't get any better than October!
The only view of Chicago I've seen is the first one. Thanks for expanding the view. ~r
Joan---I'd guess that's the view most people know.
Coyote caption:

"I was LOOKING for the BEER aisle, numbnuts. . . "
What? No hot dogs?
I love the varying character of the neighborhoods.
Hmmm---my last 3 replies went away into the ether of the internet. What I was saying was. . .

JH---Watch out for drunk Coyotes! (Good name for grunge band from Seattle)

j---Had to leave out the hot dogs because I don't want the lines at Hot Doug's to get any longer!

Stim--Me too.
I know next to nothing of Chicago but I learnt on someone else's post a while ago that somewhere in Chicago there's an area referred to as The Gold Coast. We have one down here too ... The Gold Coast is a strip of some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia, populated with high rises, tourist attractions, shopping centres etc. A lovely place to visit ... about an hour or so drive north of me.

I enjoyed seeing a little more of your neighbourhood, CG. Thank you!
I didn't even notice the guy with the beer...a familiar pose I guess...I was staring at the guy with the napkin on his head! This was fun!
Kate---The Chicago Gold Coast is the area just to the right side of that first picture. Big money!

JG--Hey I can put a napkin on my head too! Of course that picture is (for real) a church gathering, taken about 2 years ago. . .
This is delightful...I love the photo of you with your neighbors.
Is this the Manny's in Hyde Park...home of the BBQ'd Pastromi Sandwich?
Nice shots.

I visited chicago for a couple days couple years ago. Loved that globe in the downtown park and the art museum. we went to a blues club... did that drive along the lake repeatedly!
I want to eat a bite at Manny's admire the snow, and then move into that perfect little house amongh the Poinsettias. (Okay, right after I take my shrinking pills!)

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Gary--This is Manny's at around 11 hundred South Jefferson. BBQ Pastrami. Yikes! That MIGHT be Morry's in Hyde Park if that's still there.

Myriad--Google the song "Lake Shore Drive" on you tube and you'll feel like you are doing it again!


Melissa--I got some shrinking pills right before moving in from my pretend friend Grace Slick. They helped a lot in getting around in the house. Highly recommended!
Oh! I got it wrong....it was Morry's. We used to go there on break from the Museum of Science and Industry...thanks!
Yes, it is my kind of town, and it will always be sweet home Chicago. There is not a better city in the Midwest, and there never could be. As for the other great cities, San Francisco is too expensive in spite of being on a fault line, and New York is hostile thanks to the many faults of Wall Street criminals. We take care of our own here, and we are Chicago's very own.
Paul Haider, Chicago
Yes, it is my kind of town, and it will always be sweet home Chicago. There is not a better city in the Midwest, and there never could be. As for the other great cities, San Francisco is too expensive in spite of being on a fault line, and New York is hostile thanks to the many faults of Wall Street criminals. We take care of our own here, and we are Chicago's very own.
Paul Haider, Chicago