Saturday, July 12, 2014

Saturday fun activity: Where IS this?


 
     One secret of living an enjoyable city life is knowing how to carve out a little private space for yourself, such as this picnicking couple spied recently is doing. To step aside from the hubbub for a little while. They could be in any park anywhere, but are actually across the street from one of the most tourist-clogged spots in the city. Where are they, exactly? If we turned our gaze away from them, what Chicago icon would we see? 
     The winner will review one of my dwindling stock of blog posters, sent in its own sturdy mailing tube, a $21 value. But you need to post your guess below and, being correct, need to claim your prize and send in your address. People often let that aspect drop, and it's dispiriting. I've never stumped you yet, so probably won't stump you now. But really, some grass, a few trees, an enigmatic wall in the distance. Maybe this one has a shot...Good luck, thanks for playing.
     

19 comments:

  1. I'm guessing that it's Navy Pier Park, which is next to, but separate from Olive Park.

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  2. Is it Lincoln Park right accross from the zoo?

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  3. advocate of the anti-christJuly 12, 2014 at 6:05 AM

    On Earth, an interesting place to visit, but I would not want to live there. What did I win?

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  4. And I'm guessing it's Milton Lee Olive Park, one of my favorite spots in the city.

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  5. Glad I bought one of the posters, 'cause I've never been close to guessing any of your locations. You may not be able to fool all of us any time, but you're able to fool me all the time.

    John

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  6. Grant Park next to the Art Institute?

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  7. Across from Millenium park. The east side of the art institute. The
    Wall was the
    Clue.

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    1. I've already win this year so I'm waiting til next year to win a signed copy of Drunkard. I've procrastinated too long on buying a poster, but I hope to buy one before they're gone.

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    2. What about my guess at 8:27?

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    3. Gosh, sorry. My oversight. Congrats. Email me your address at dailysteinberg@gmail.com and I'll put your poster in the mail Monday.

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    4. Awesome, thanks!

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  8. The bonus post about The Ramone's was excellent. Short, but still a good read. This Steinberg fellow should consider being a writer......

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    1. Thanks Paul. Very rare that I have a personal connection to this sort of thing, so I figured I should weigh in. A couple dozen posters left -- don't wait too long. They're neat, and I'm going to at some point just slap them up on walls, to clear the decks for next year.

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  9. What object? The Bean? So many objects in Grant Park . . . Here the line of trees indicate typical barrier along MI Ave. Abutment w/ Lake MI in back. Blank spot part of a playing field? Near Balbo? Janet M Fendrych

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  10. New here...I appreciate the blog reference to one of the greatest lines in motion picture history...

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  11. they're not next to the American Girl store, are they? :-) My knowledge of Chicago is limited, but, back in the day, I enjoyed seeing Devo and Elvis Costello, though I'm sorry I've forgotten the two different venues...late 1970s, I believe...I think the Aragon Ballroom was the Elvis show...I know this world is killing you...sorry, my daughter's at camp, my wife is resting, and I have too much time on my hands...bye

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