Keim Furs Vintage Sign

Keim Furs Vintage Sign
Keim Furs, at 1820 W. Foster Avenue in Chicago’s Bowmanville neighborhood, opened in 1925. The owner didn’t appreciate me taking a photo of his vintage sign from a public street. Ironic, since he has a video camera pointed at every passerby.

Child in Silence

Child in Silence
Headstone for Eunice Denison (unk-1809) in Cherry Hill Cemetery at Main Street and Christian Hill Road, north of the White River and east of Bethel, Windsor County, Vermont. This well-preserved black slate marker has me wondering if it’s a duplicate or has been cleaned recently. At 210 years and counting, this is one of the oldest headstones I’ve seen in Vermont.

The inscription (from Matthew 18:4) reads:

Whosoever shalt humble
himself as a little child
the same is greatest in
the kingdom of heaven.

Gnome Chomsky

Gnome Chomsky
Gnome Chomsky,” formerly the world’s largest garden gnome, greets visitors to Kelder’s Farm at 5755 U.S. Route 209 outside the small hamlet of Kerhonkson. Kerhonkson is located in Ulster County, New York along Rondout Creek, which straddles the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River Valley. John Hutchison and Maria Reidelbach created the statue in 2006.

Body of Clay

Body of Clay
Monument to Jane L. Redfield (1827-1899) in Oakwood Cemetery, 940 Comstock Avenue, next to Syracuse University, in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York. Her father, Lewis Hamilton Redfield (1792-1882) was a wealthy printer. Jane had six siblings and was never married (that I can determine). This statue was erected by her sister, Margaret Tredwell Redfield Smith.

Oakwood Cemetery was designed by landscape architect Howard Daniels and opened in 1859. It is a secular Victorian “rural” or “garden” style cemetery where over 60,000 people are interred in 160 wooded acres.

Anderson Gardens in Rockford, Illinois

Anderson Japanese Gardens, at 318 Spring Creek Road in Rockford, Illinois, is a unique destination in Northern Illinois. Rockford businessman John R. Anderson built the garden in 1978 with the help of landscape architect Hoichi Kurisu, Landscape Director for the Garden Society of Japan. It is now run by a nonprofit organization and staffed by many volunteers. The garden features winding paths, a tea house, ponds, Japanese sculptures, and several plants native to Japan. It’s a beautiful place for an afternoon stroll!

Asbury United Methodist Church

Asbury United Methodist Church
Asbury United Methodist Church, 200 Parker Street, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York. This grand church was built between 1907 and 1914 with Pennsylvania Marble at a cost of $125,000. I love the old bell tower. This was a difficult shot even with my 10.0-20.0 mm lens because cars were parked along the curb. I had to get real close to the building to avoid getting the cars in my shot.
“…all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.” – Romeo and Juliet, Act III, Scene II