Fun with flags

Flying the Estonian flag on Arvo Pärt’s birthday

To celebrate the greatest living contemporary composer, I’d like to fly an Estonian flag on his birthday. But it falls on a day when I should be flying an American flag instead.

The image of a plain beige flag, created in the style of Impressionist painters, is now ready. It embodies the unique brushstrokes, light, and atmosphere characteristic of Impressionist art.

Reclaiming the ‘beige flag’: celebrating everyday uniqueness

Embracing our quirks! Did you know the term ‘beige flag’ isn’t just for relationships anymore? It’s about celebrating the unique, everyday traits that make us who we are. From consistent breakfast routines to peculiar music tastes, let’s celebrate our individuality!

Aon Center state flags return in 2019

Sign of spring 2019: state flags return to Aon Center

With spring comes the bright colors. Flowers bloom from the dark ground, butterflies emerge from gray chrysalides. Today, the colorful state flags arise on white flagpoles at Chicago’s Aon Center. All winter long the flags were gone. My window faces this courtyard of 52 flag poles (50 state flags, plus two poles each holding an …

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Flag of Dominica in Plaza of the Americas

Two minutes on Dominica flag from a Walgreens window

I stood in a Walgreens dish soap aisle for two minutes recording a video of the store window. Why? Because this Walgreens, in the historic Wrigley Building, features a fantastic view of 34 flags of all the South and North American countries.   All the bright vibrant colorful flags waving vigorously demand shoppers attention. Although, …

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Chicago flowers, tourists, architecture, flag, architecture

When one photo is able to capture multiple stories, you have a photo that tells one million words. Read about each of the stories below this loooong vertical pano photo. Flowers Emerging from a long cold winter, Chicago’s flowers grow on sidewalk planters. Tourists Tourists milling around. A tourist was standing in the exact spot …

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