Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Springfield Illinois: Lincoln's Tomb

Abraham Lincoln considered Springfield, Illinois, his home, and after he was assassinated his body was returned to Springfield for burial. The elaborate tomb took almost ten years to complete, during which Lincoln's body was shuttled around in various temporary burial vaults.

The tomb is now administered by the State of Illinois and can be toured.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Springfield Illinois: The Old State Capitol

Springfield, Illinois, is a relatively small town with lots of history. It's main claim to fame, of course, is that Abraham Lincoln lived and practiced law in Springfield from 1837 until he became president in 1861.

The picture above is of the old state capitol, which was the capitol building in use when Lincoln was there. Right across the street is the excellent Lincoln Museum and Presidential Library.

Friday, November 17, 2017

On This Day: 2011

On November 17, 2011, I was out shooting night photos at the Champaign Urbana astronomical society observatory. By using a long exposure the stars became streaks.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

On This Day: 2006

On this day in 2006 I was in Japan. This photo was taken in the afternoon in Nagoya. I like the typical urban nature of the scene.

Monday, November 13, 2017

On This Day: 2009

This week I've looked through my archives for photos I took on this date.  So, on November 13 2009 I took this classic view of a field north of Urbana, Illinois.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Milwaukee Skyline

This is a recent view of the downtown Milwaukee skyline from Lakeshore State Park on the lake front. The Milwaukee skyline is changing fast, with lots of new buildings going up.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Milwaukee Sunrise

From my Milwaukee trip a couple weeks ago, here is a sunrise view of the lake from O'Donnell Park overlooking the art museum and the lake.