Happy New Year of the Dog!


Lunar New Year Parade on Argyle St. to celebrate the Year of the Dog. Argyle St. in Uptown is considered to be the “New Chinatown” as it has a concentration of ethnic-Chinese stores from Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia etc.). It is one of the few neighborhoods of Chicago that has positive population growth in the last few years.

First sunrise walk of the year, January 5, 2018

We like sunrise. I have been an early morning riser since I took this high school teacher job in Hammond, IN five years ago. I don’t have a choice (I have to be in school by 7:15 AM.). That’s why I am always out and about during weekends, alone or with frequent photowalk buddy Mark (of Mark Marshall Photography) taking pictures of the sunrise.

We conducted the first sunrise shoot of the year at the Fullerton esplanade overlooking the Chicago skyline from the north. It was quite frigid, I could only stand about 30 minutes of the cold, and had to leave Mark to seek warmth in the truck parked on Stockton and Fullerton.

But it was beautiful out there early in the morning.