Saturday, February 7, 2015

Saturday fun activity: Where IS this?


     The thought was there.
     A vacant city lot. A chance for urban blight or ... something wonderful.
     Whether they were successful or not, well, I'll leave that up to you.
     I am not an art connoisseur. So when I say it seemed to me like a lot of random junk jumbled together, that is not a judgment for the ages. That is jut my own individual impression. Perhaps you find it sublime. That's the beauty of art, or junk purporting to be art: we can all form our own conclusions.
     Anyway. Your task is not to pass judgment on this assemblage, but to pinpoint where in the city it is. The winner will receive one of my immensely artistic 2015 blog posters, which are flying out the door at $15 a pop, plus postage and handling, but which you can have for zippity-doo-dah if you guess correctly the location of this ... assemblage.
     Please remember to place your guesses below.
     And if for some unfathomable reason you don't want the poster ... maybe it isn't your taste ... there's always Bridgeport coffee, which has an artistry all its own.
    Oh, and a bit of housekeeping. This is the last contest that will post at midnight, because my wife points out that, given the frequency with which it is solved at 1 a.m., I'm cutting all those readers who aren't insomniac nightowls with solid Google search skills from participating. So from now on, it'll post at 6 a.m. Saturdays, to give early risers more of a fighting chance. Thanks everybody for playing.



10 comments:

  1. I'm going to take a wild guess and say the community garden in Logan Square just south of Logan Blvd. on Sacramento Ave. I used to live right around the corner on the Boulevard between Richmond and Francisco.

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  2. I also seem to recall reading in one of your columns that you too used to live in Logan Square. Maybe you were back in the old neighborhood taking a walk down memory lane.

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  3. Good guess, but nope. I used to live at the SE corner of Logan and Mozart. Lovely neighborhood. The odd thing is, one reason we moved ,to East Lakeview, is we felt the area was too suburban. There are more stores to talk to around my house in Northbrook than there were in Logan Square, though it's become hipper and more hopping in recent years.

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  4. Rogers Park--Glenwood at like 6910 N, right next to Lifeline Theatre?

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  5. Yes, congratulations. The Hive prevails! Some odd art installation immediately south of the Lifeline Theater, where my wife an I saw a strange but well-intentioned production of "Jane Eyre" not too long ago.

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    1. Don't forget to email your address to dailysteinberg@gmail.com.

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  6. Oh, you know where to find me, Neil . . .

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  7. Oh duh, of course I do. Sorry Levi. Damn, I was in Hyde Park yesterday. I'll drop it off next time I'm by the office, hoovering up books. If you don't mind waiting a bit. Otherwise I can mail it to the Press.

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  8. Damn,it was one I knew too. But not an early riser on Saturday. To put it lightly.

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    1. I'm going to start posting later, but 6 a.m. is still probably too early. That said, let's plan lunch. I'll bring you your poster and coffee, on general principles.

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