Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Birds, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Birds, at the Urban Gardener.
Slightly Photoshopped.


Sunday, November 25, 2007

Domed Building

Domed Building
Domed Building, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

can some kind soul please remind me what building this is? Somewhere on the Near North side, but I cannot seem to remember.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving Prayer By: William S. Burroughs

Haymarket Riot memorial, old version.

(old) Haymarket memorial. Now removed.
If you want a copy of this photo, there is one available at cafepress

New statue here www.flickr.com/photos/swanksalot/28832363/

Fly to this location (Requires Google Earth)

Wheels on the Wall Go Round and Round

samsara, indeed

no idea what this device would be used for

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Batteries Redacted

note the over-sized battery on the roof

Batteries Redacted
Batteries Redacted, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

for the Guess Where Chicago group, I redacted the address (and will reload unredacted as soon as the location is guessed).

Photo taken March 16, 1995, location now replaced by a Starbucks or a bank (or something equally generic).

Scanned from a crappy copy (negatives theoretically in Austin) of a Seattle Filmworks print. Remember them? I don't know what they do now, but Seattle Filmworks used to have a program where they would take unused pieces of cinematic film, roll and package for 35mm cameras, and send it to you via the mail. You'd return the film in the enclosed envelope, and they would process and send back. Sort of an early incarnation of Netflix. Or something.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Not The Daily Show, With Some Writer

What is the writers strike about anyway?

Garfield Dino Dali

Garfield Dino Dali
Garfield Dino Dali, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Dinosaur Dali

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

Poppy in Sitka

in re: Armistice Day

Poppy in Sitka
Poppy in Sitka, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

obviously, flower photography is not my forte.


Kayaks on the river

Kayaks on the river
Kayaks on the river, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Chicago River, not quite San Antonio's riverfront, thank godz.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

I'll Buy You A Drink

Just a whiff of corruption....

I'll Buy You A Drink
I'll Buy You A Drink, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

While I hand you an envelope

Sign reads:
To Inspector of Buildings:
Meet me next door at the restaurant.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming
Winter is Coming, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

and the flower pots are all empty

Monday, November 05, 2007

Chicago Bar Project Copyright infringement

Sean Parnell, the apparent author of the webpage www.chicagobarproject.com/Reviews/RainboClub/RainboClub.html
uses a photo of mine, without crediting me.

This photo is available via Creative Commons whose terms are quite clear -
Under the following conditions:

Attribution . You must give the original author credit.


I like when my photos are used on personal web pages, and this is even a useful review of a fun bar, but is it really that hard to give proper credit to the photographer? I also always include copyright information in the photos I upload to Flickr (including contact info), and Steve Parnell stripped this info out.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Puma Store wall of Shoes

Puma Store wall of Shoes
Puma Store wall of Shoes, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

At the Puma Store, 1100 Rush St.

Strapped On

Strapped On
Strapped On, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

still seemed to work


Thursday, November 01, 2007


Headaches, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Mural, circa 1977, Hubard Street