travel theme: meeting places

main street, los altos california formerly a grassy knoll where main & state streets met now paved & used for community concerts & events
main street, los altos california. formerly a grassy knoll where main & state streets met; now paved & used for community concerts & events.

 

 

 

 

 

old dearborn station survived the chicago fire the clock tower was seen many blocks away, and helped the loop know the time this was the main station for all trains coming from california major hollywood stars going to or coming from Hollywood were often seen  now this part of the south loop is filled lofts, condos, & apartments in renovated buildings
old dearborn station survived the chicago fire. the clock tower was seen many blocks away, and helped the loop tell time. It was the main station for all trains going to & from california; major hollywood stars were often seen. now it’s filled with lofts, condos, & apartments, shops & restaurants.

 

union station dc
union station, washington, district of columbia. all train stations serving the nation’s capital united here in 1907. renovated several times, it currently includes shops & restaurants, and is a hub for all area mass transit systems.

ailsa’s lovely photos here

travel theme: decoration

 

lovely decorations - chinese?  found in chicago western suburb antique shop
lovely decorations – chinese? found in chicago western suburb antique shop

 

 

 

 

3 decorated boxes - left a gift from a Spanish friend; top, wood enlaid with brass from import store, northern california; right textured paper(?) from northern california import store
3 decorated boxes
left, a decorated wood box from a Spanish friend
top, wood inlaid with brass from import store, northern california
right, textured paper(?) applied to box, from northern california import store

 

imported small vase from chicago florist shop
imported small vase from chicago florist shop

 

 

ailsa’s lovely photos here

Live Webcast 11 AM/U.S. EDT Friday

 

Washington National Cathedral
10,000 pipe organ featured Friday
(click for Programme)

Washington National Cathedral’s 10,000+ pipe organ, with organists Christopher Betts and Benjamin Straley, the Washington Symphonic Brass, and the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters will present  this year’s program.

American Public Media’s PipeDreams host, Michael Barone, will be this year’s Master of Ceremonies.