Saturday, May 2, 2015
Saturday fun activity: Where IS this?
Man this job is fun, sometimes. Over the past week, I spent time talking to both Archbishop Blase Cupich and former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher (the former was more interesting and circumspect, the latter, nicer and more candid). I had lunch with Bill Daley by complete accident. We happened to be sitting at the same table at a luncheon at the Union League Club, which I visited shortly after touring this singular place, a short drive from Chicago. Journalism might be in trouble, but it's still here, and weeks like this, you just want to look up at the sky and say, "Aw geez, does this really all have to go away?"
To be honest, I thought of using a less revealing picture. But this one really pleases me—it reminds me of my father's paintings—and I figured, somebody is going to guess it anyway, they might as well guess it from this dramatic photo as from something more oblique.
So where is this? Winner receives one of my not-dwindling-as-fast-as-I'd-like stock of 2015 blog posters. Place your guesses below. Good luck.
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Way, way too easy, but I already have a poster.ReplyDelete
The quarry in McCook? Vulcan Materials is the name now, I think, but can't remember the name of the company that owned it when I attended the open house there years ago. It spreads into Hodgkins as well.ReplyDelete
Thornton Quarry. Grew up near it.ReplyDelete
You could try donating some of the posters to libraries or your neighbors. Or perhaps some of your coworkers would want one.ReplyDelete
Your Union League Club story reminds me of when I went there in the 80's to a seminar on Mrs. Lincoln. I guess I went to the wrong floor and they were telling me one floor or such was for men only. Ridiculous chauvinism! I don't think they have that anymore. Reminds me of some 19th century Brit. club for the uppercrust men.
oops, make that chauevenismDelete
Some, not all males, are so insecure-they need that separateness to affirm themselves unfortunately.ReplyDelete
Nice quarry pic. Ah, so you finally took an outside of Chicago locale, Mr. S.
I got up too late to say McCook, so I'll guess Palmisano Park in Bridgeport even though your picture doesn't look like anything shown on the Park's website.ReplyDelete
I'd have said the Grand Canyon, if it was in IL, lol.ReplyDelete
Neil, How about mailing one of those posters to readers who can prove they are ST subscribers?ReplyDelete
Congratulations, Louis G. -- Thornton Quarry it is, soon to be Thornton Reservoir when they flood th thing in August (That's the intake you can see in the picture, which is 30 feet tall). Email me your address at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll mail you your poster.ReplyDelete
Is there a photographic record kept of your brushes with the great and powerful Neil? You could be the Leonard Zelig of our time.ReplyDelete
Not generally. It's bad form to ask. Though I do have a picture with Obama, circa 2008.Delete
What does it say about our society, with so many into the brutal boxing match.ReplyDelete
"Our society"? Every society. And it seems a vast improvement over the violence of the past.Delete