Patio Theater 2011


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For the longest time, I feared that the Patio would be torn down. It had been closed for years until someone bought and rehabbed it in 2011. It now regularly plays recent films and has a loyal neighborhood following. I’m glad that it’s been resurrected because I hate when they tear down these beautiful, old movie palaces.

Autumn Leaves on Wrought Iron Fence 2009


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I was just on a walk around Bucktown one fall afternoon and saw this. One must remember that beauty can be also found right at home and not only in national parks. This is how I can describe autumn in Chicago.