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Thursday Doors – Lions

Had a discussion recently about who had better Lions, Chicago or another city. While walking in the Wicker Park area I came across 2 homes with lions guarding the front. One looks like it was an original part of the home, the second seems to be added at a later date.

I have also included a couple of lions from last weeks doors (just the lions) and it looks like the same situation. One is much older than the other. Can’t leave out our lions in front of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Thursday Doors – Old Town

Old Town is an area on the North side of Chicago. It is famous for many reasons but just one is Second City, the comedy club. There are far too many famous people who got their start here to list and it is still doing the same for comedians today.

The area has many beautiful old houses and was originally an area where German immigrants settled. It also became a hip or rather a hippie type area with cute shops and old dark bars. It is still thriving today and has changed some of the old for the new but still a vibrant eating and shopping area.

I did find some lovely old homes and a few doors to share.

This was from a portion of only one block. I really liked the two doors that mirrored the porch covering. Some of the space has been replaced with large new apartment buildings but there is also a lot of charm. Definitely worth a stop on your next visit to Chicago.

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Ken Burns Quilt Show.

Recently I had the privilege of attending a quilt show in Peoria IL. This was held at the Riverfront Museum along the Illinois River, a beautiful background.

Love what he says about quilts.

Here are some of the quilts from his personal collection. The video shown during the event shows how he lives with them as a part of his life on a daily basis. This was a beautiful display in a fabulous museum space.

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The 2 close up show how the maker had to adapt. It still is hanging in a museum.