Real Fake

A new public art installation across the Trump Tower in Chicago just east of the Wabash Ave. Bridge above the riverwalk on Wacker Drive. Political statement? Coincidence? The piece, which is part of the city’s “Year of Public Art” program, is designed by Chicago and Detroit-based artist, Scott Reeder, who built the work in 2013, way before Trump became president.

Throwback – Millennium Park Opening Day 1, July 16, 2004

There was no formal name yet for the structure, but people were already calling it The Bean because of its shape. Note the seams of the stainless steel panels that make up the structure.

It’s going to be a teenager in about eleven days! It, being Chicago’s Millennium Park. The park will celebrate its 13th year on July 16. I was there during the first day and took several hundreds of photos, unfortunately, the external hard drive in which I stored the files crashed and could not be resurrected. I managed to save a few photos though, which I am reproducing in this post.

Throwback – Corregidor, Philippines

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Early digital pictures of World War II bombed out barracks, Corregidor, Philippines. These are US and Filipino soldiers’ quarters on Corregidor Island where Gen. Douglas MacArthur made his last stand during World War II.

Taken with an early model digital camera, A Fujifilm DX7, in 1998 and processed in CameraBag desktop app.


I was photographing the Baha’i Temple in Wilmette, IL when I saw this formal couple being photographed with a cell phone.

I saw this possibility if I were the photographer. I thought I would photograph them with almost the whole building in the background. I didn’t have my wide angle though, but this would have been sufficient.

Oh, and it turned out, the woman is half-Pinoy, half-African American. She asked me if I were Filipino and when I said yes, she told me her mom is Pinay while her dad is black. And they were preparing pancit and lumpia in her house as we were speaking. Yay!