Alley

Michael, Miles, Deb, Fulton, Morris, Eugene, Leon, Carolyn, Walter, Emily, Jovie, Buddy, Pom Pom, Foom Foom, Francisco, Chuck

One alley, 16 discarded Christmas trees

Walking down the alley in suburban Oak Park, Christmas trees lay next to most garbage cans. The alley becomes like a Christmas tree lot, post-Christmas. Need a Christmas tree? Take your pick. Most trees are lightly used and varying degrees of dryness. All the trees laying down, sleeping. These trees are no longer in a …

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Carina Nebula wrapped around a parking pole #starwraps

Six lessons learned from wrapping the Carina Nebula around a parking pole

I had a feeling something was going to happen while I was carrying around a eight-foot long print of the Carina Nebula. My plans were to wrap this colorful strip of paper around something in public and take photographs of it. This art placement is part of a series I call Star Wraps (flickr gallery). …

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Alley Giveaway

Today Gapers Block featured a photo from my “Alley Giveaway” series. In effort to minimize my apartment, I got rid of a bunch of stuff. The alley behind me always has people trolling for things left behind. As soon as something is put in the alley, it’s gone within the hour. To have some fun …

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Mattress in an alley

One mattress photo. Three different websites. The comments that resulted: Instagram: Foursquare: Flickr:

2009 Manger in an alley

I put a web address on my 2009 Christmas card. View the micro-site dedicated to this photo series at: www.spudart.org/manger-in-an-alley

Using alleys to fight heat, water runoff

Some interesting facts from a Chicago Sun-Times article on green alleys: Chicago boasts 1,900 miles of public alleys, the largest system in the world Permeable, light-reflective “green alleys” can help cities reduce heat costs and better manage ground water. The asphalt recycles tire rubber in its mix, and the concrete uses “slag” — a byproduct …

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