Most Recent Around Town(s) http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/ Most Recent Around Town(s) Reflective Sunset Crossing over the river on the Wabash bridge.Whatever Chicago is or isn't, it's constantly photogenic. May 12, 2017 http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204035324 204035324 Sorry [snicker] Hey Donald, your overcompensation still fails -- Sears/Willis is still bigger than Trump. (And I have no doubt Richard Warren Sears's hands were a whole lot bigger than yours too.) (And probably Willis's too, whoever he is.) http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203990403 203990403 Mornin' Pre dawn ice is even colder. At the Deerfield Metra station, 5:15 am, December 13, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203448489 203448489 Life Imitating Sticker A coworker told me her son wanted her to give one of his beloved stickers to "her boss," and I could choose from a sheet of options. I e-mailed them this pic as a Thank You. October 25, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203183194 203183194 Beaming Down It looks like light radiating up, but the sun was setting on the opposite horizon, shining on the clouds which sent light down from above, on the road to Cleveland on 80/90, October 21, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203155954 203155954 Early Rising My Cleveland pre-dawn walk takes me straight through a country club a mile from our apartment, a nice and mellow way to start the day, simultaneously greeting the groundskeepers and the dawn, October 9, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203121076 203121076 Coming and Going The Chicago North Branch Trail bridge over the railroad tracks, October 15, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203116822 203116822 Finally Fall The first autumn colors emerge on the Chicago North Branch Trail, October 15, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203116821 203116821 Mounds Deerfield Road construction continues, October 10, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203078516 203078516 Clear and Cloudy Today's view from my desk chair, different weather for different buildings, October 6, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203055218 203055218 Man On The Street Do these 'phones make my head look fat? Want to look my best under a streetlight at 5:55am walking to the train station because you never know when you might bump into Scarlett Johansson. September 27, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=202965080 202965080 Moonshadows A full moon shadow portrait, May 20, 2016. From left: Me, Karen, Brian, Linda. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201849443 201849443 Blinding Shadows Walking East on Madison into the morning sun, September 2, 2016, 7:30am. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=202568506 202568506 Sunshadows About-to-be Beloit College graduates line up on a sunny Sunday, May 15, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201916479 201916479 Boats and Boats Lake Erie boaters, September 25, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=202947237 202947237 Framed A wire frame for the pre-dawn moon, September 25, 2016 http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=202947241 202947241 Temple of Doom September 20, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=202947217 202947217 Storm Flags The weather was gorgeous 20 minutes ago, and now it's all sunny and clear -- yuch. September 7, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=202622306 202622306 Cleveland's Cloud's September 11, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=202689086 202689086 Almost Risen Crossing the Madison Street bridge eastbound at 6:23, fourteen minutes before the sun showed up, September 21, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=202863952 202863952 Seating Available No Waiting From the (indoor) waiting room of the Twinsburg, Ohio, Cleveland Clinic branch, February 23, 2015. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197581461 197581461 Nightime From the Piper's Alley parking garage roof at North and Wells, March 27, 2015, 10:30pm. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197944685 197944685 Rush Hour Rush Commuters racing storm clouds across the Madison bridge to Union Station June 8, 2015. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198755282 198755282 Overpassing Summerfest Interstate 794 overpass in Milwaukee at evening's end after the Summerfest throngs had fled, June 26, 2015. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198991596 198991596 A View from Royko's Grove Though there's no plaque or sign, the grassy spot at the end of Montrose Point, a place Dad loved, was officially named "Royko's Grove" by the city posthumously in honor of him, spearheaded by his sister, my late Aunt Eleanor. Here's how it looked on what would have been Dad's 83rd birthday, September 19, 2015. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199765450 199765450 Wedding Party As seen from the stoplight at Columbus and Monroe, September 19, 2015. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199765451 199765451 In It Together A father and son at the Bulls/Pistons preseason game, October 14, 2015 (Bulls got creamed), and from the message on the front of Dad's t-shirt, we know that his lack of hair is in support of his son's chemo-induced bald noggin. Hoping he gets through it quickly, and that they were Pistons fans. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199992043 199992043 Dry Docked The massive junkyard next to the Metra tracks is a vast sea of junked cars, and one boat. October 16, 2015. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200025129 200025129 Eastbound Heading for Cleveland on 80/90 at sunset November 13, 2015. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200267060 200267060 Cleveland in December After finding and driving by the house from "A Christmas Story," a big, jammed tourist attraction, we toured Cleveland's back yard, December 12, 2015. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200502473 200502473 Miro Bird A sparrow takes a break on Miro's "The Sun, The Moon and One Star (Miro's Chicago)" which sits next to my office building's front door. December 23, 2015. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200584424 200584424 Office Moon My window lunar view, January 20, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200819727 200819727 Donald-Critter in the Wild I spotted him from my office window, and decided to venture down for a closer look, while keeping a safe distance so as to avoid startling or provoking him, March 17, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201310385 201310385 Consolation The booby prize for Cleveland's April blizzard are scenes like this on Ben's street, April 9, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201486581 201486581 Industrial Vista I'm weirdly attracted to scenes like this one, which makes Cleveland a great city for me since there's plenty of them. Funny that this is the same neighborhood as one of Cleveland's big tourist attractions (lines for tours even in April, forget Christmastime), the house from the movie, "A Christmas Story," which, when you see it, the house tucked into a dead-end in a grungy neighborhood, you have to wonder how the movie's location scouts ever found the place and decided it was "right." And yep, the leg lamp ("major award") proudly shines in the front window. April 23, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201613163 201613163 Aqua Son of a freaking whatever, I am at an Autism benefit tonight for Have Dreams, great organization, but I finally have a chance to look over this building I have loved since I saw a documentary about it (Jeanne Gang's Aqua), and the weather is so terrible, it's covered in clouds. Behold, the Aqua building, in Chicago. Or at least, half of it. April 30, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201691976 201691976 Into the Fog Waiting for the train to pick us up on a foggy morning, May 11, 2016, 6:40AM, Deerfield Station. Everyone's facing south because the daily Milwaukee-bound Amtrak train, still clouded in the mists, is about to zoom by, tweaking our internal little kids. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201754845 201754845 Lake Fork Lake Fork, Texas, doing a nice Tahiti impression just after sunrise, May 22, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201849442 201849442 Yeah, yeah, cloud pictures from airplanes...almost as wonderful as pictures of trees. But what the heck. I liked being in between high cirrus and stormy low cumulus over Lake Michigan in the early evening, July 17, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=202237154 202237154 Fun's Over 7:25 AM on the Monday after the holidays, fellow commuters line up to get off and face it, January 4, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200674079 200674079 No Hurry At the end of the Metra car is a step up. My routine is to stand at the end of the car near the end of the ride and wait the several minutes it takes for my fellow commuters to inch out until the next-to-last person is exiting before walking to the exit since I hate waiting in lines. This is one of my views. July 27, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=202446067 202446067 Prefered Dork Footwear Yes, I'm afraid they are my favorite footwear. Paradoxically, they are the perfect footwear for days when you are going to be under a downpour. Yes, they and your socks get soaked, but that would by the case with any shoes. But they dry immediately, and their open-air design allows the socks to dry by lunchtime -- far quicker than with anything else besides nothing at all. However, I do have to add as a warning -- only relatively new pairs should be worn if walking on any wet surface. When the underside wears down, on wet surfaces they imitate ice on ice. My backside has learned this the hard way. August 18, 2016. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=202454415 202454415 Modern Life September 5, 2016 http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=202594566 202594566 Express Lane to Salvation If you've spent much time in downtown Chicago over the past 30+ years, chances are you've encountered this dude enthusiastically doing his and the good Lord's thing, as he was this time on Michigan Avenue. And if you stop to talk with him, get ready for an onslaught of questions and directions on getting in the express lane to heaven. (He doesn't put it that way, but I'm thinking his positioning is not a coincidence -- maybe divine guidance?) May 12, 2016 http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204035327 204035327 Bean Dance A Beanified (or Cloud Gateified?) view of a dance-off at the Millennium Park SummerDance Celebration, August 26, 2017. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204383925 204383925 Bridge Curve A chunk of the BP Pedestrian Bridge at Millennium Park, some fine Frank Gehry for a Saturday afternoon stroll, August 26, 2017. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204383926 204383926 Dancing Circles Bulgarian circle dance at the Millennium park SummerDance Celebration this past weekend -- boogie down you wild Bulgarians! Or Bulgarian wannabes! August 26, 2017 http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204383927 204383927 Fountain Face I think Karen was conducting the Crown Fountain (aka Face Fountain) for her mom at Millennium Park, August 26, 2017. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204383928 204383928 Bikes at the Falls Chagrin Falls and bikers don't seem to go together, but they did this weekend, August 20, 2017. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204383929 204383929 Everything but the Match A bonfire that never happened at Ohio's Headlands Beach State Park, August 20, 2017. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204383930 204383930 Lighted Lights Dearborn and LaSalle on the way to the train a moment before the sun came around the corner to blind me and my fellow walkers, August 23, 2017. http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204383931 204383931 Picturesque Has any city ever gotten more touristy bang for the buck than Cleveland dropping a few signs around? This one is in Edgewater Park, situated so the backdrop is Cleveland's skyline, and year round, there is ALWAYS somebody taking a pic something like this. Hey, I guess that includes me now (except for facing the wrong way). July 15, 2017 http://www.davidroyko.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204383952 204383952