Taken with the FCC choir.. I had a blast at my very first conference.
Location: Rosemont, IL
It’s been a VERY long time since I last went to Chicago Ridge Mall (Ever since I was about 8-11 years old), and boy has it changed A LOT. There was a small arcade right next to the food court, that now has been replaced with T-Mobile. There was also a movie theatre right across from the food court (I can’t remember what it was called…) that also had a few arcade games in it (I wanted to check it out, but of course.. I couldn’t, cause a. I was a kid at the time and b. Family members needed to make sure that they kept their eyes out on me at all times, since I tend to wander a lot, out of curiosity. I was a bit of an adventurer as a kid. Boy, if I had a camera during that time…), but that was also replaced with AMC Theatre.
There’s also The Athlete’s Foot that has been there since I was a kid, and it’s still there.. surprisingly. Here’s what I found when I visited there a few days ago.
This took almost two hours to do a color splash on. Anyway, I can’t remember if that carousel was there or not a little over a decade ago.. I believe it was. Still… Next time, I’ll plan on going on there.
I actually had fun exploring the mall again.. in a VERY long time. My inner child self was happy to get out and explore. Next time I go, it’ll be with friends and/or my babe.
Location: Chicago Ridge, IL
Last night, I decided to walk nearby my house to explore an abandoned store that I always pass by almost throughout my entire life. Also, I decided to try out my phone camera to see how good it takes during the evening and night hours.
Locations: Calumet City and Dolton, IL
One day, or sometime next week, I’ll explore this dead end place. There are houses hidden beneath there, but there is a bit more that I need to explore from there. Also, the next few pictures that I took are from Dolton, not Calumet City.. much to my surprise. What a small world…
This is the G. C. Milhahn Florist & Greenhouse. This has been here through all of my entire life, until it closed a year or two ago. My only regret is that I didn’t get a chance to check it out before it closed for good.
Unknown plant.. or fruit. I’ve never seen it before, until last night when I walked by here. I’m not even sure if it’s poisonous or not, so I decided not to mess with it. Also, for safety reasons, I decided not to venture into the tall grass, fearing that there’s poison ivy leaves, ticks, spiders, snakes, or mice hidden inside.
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I will be heading to downtown Chicago in the next month or two to take some evening/nighttime photos, since I haven’t done so in a long time (..and also to de-stress and unwind, since it’s much needed). Peace out!
Finally.. my childhood mystery of what is behind the former Fairplay and Blast Fitness is finally revealed.
My first steps into this cemetery. I’m not sure if it has been abandoned for quite some time, or if people actually have funeral services there. I will have to check the graves to find out next time I come here. Thankfully, it’s only 3 minutes from my house.
This was taken several weeks ago, but because I’ve been busy with work and other stuff, I haven’t had time to post it. Bored, I decided to try out some photography through natural sunlight for the very first time. It was a complete success, as you can see from above. I will try natural sunlight through other objects and locations very soon.