Photography – Street.

FEATURE IMAGE (left to right): State Street, Chicago, July 2015 (STREET I); Motorcycle riders, July 2018 (TRAINS & MOTORCYCLES); Shopper, June 2019 (STREET II); and Kiss in Spring rain, May 2019 (STREET II).

Street Photography II. (48 Photos).

Photographs ©John P. Walsh Built as a synagogue founded in 1861 by German Jewish immigrants, the neo-Classical building at 4600 S. King Drive was home to Chicago Sinai Congregation from 1912 until the 1940s. In 1961, Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church moved into the building in the Grand Boulevard community of Bronzeville. The church community brought […]

Sports. (15 Photos).

Photographs ©John P. Walsh the pick-off, July 15, 2018. batter’s stance, May 27, 2018. one on one, August 7, 2015. runners, May 2018. September 2018. shortstop, May 27, 2018. hello ball, July 2016. rounding base, May 27, 2018. the call, July 15, 2018. McCloskey on first, July 15, 2018. swing and miss, July 15, 2018. stealing […]

Odds & Ends. (20 Photos).

Photographs ©John P. Walsh April 2020. St. Joseph, April 2020. Dry cleaners, Wilmette, Illinois, June 2016. Yellow table and chairs, Naperville, Illinois, March 2018. Artist’s table, May 2015. Skyway, Chicago, July 2016. The Skyway’s main feature is a 1⁄2-mile-long steel truss bridge, known as the “High Bridge.” Below the fold, November 2017. July 2018. Grand Theatre […]

Motorcycles. (19 Photos).

Four days after recording Heartbreak Hotel in January 1956 for RCA records in Nashville, Tennessee, 21-year-old Elvis Presley went out and bought a brand-new red-and-white 1956 Harley Davidson KH. Elvis was not yet famous but had already developed a signature style for which this motor bike formed a part. Having affinities with the 1952 KRTT […]

Signs. (42 Photos).

Photographs ©John P. Walsh Villa Park, Illinois, May 2018. Lisle, Illinois, 2018. Chicago, 2018. COVID-19 pandemic, April 2020. COVID-19 pandemic, April 2020. Chicago, 2015. April 2020. The Wilmette Theatre (1914), 1122 Central Ave., downtown Wilmette, Illinois, 2016. The Wilmette Theater was built in 1914, and originally called the Central Theatre. Owned by Encyclopedia Britannica Films since 1950, […]

Cars & Trucks. (24 Photos).

Photographs ©John P. Walsh As with today’s Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang, today’s Dodge Challenger is a modern muscle car that is inspired by — as well as compared to — the legacy of its 1960s forebear. The SS model is equipped with a 6.2L LT1 V8 engine offered both as a 6-speed manual and an […]

Street Photography I. (57 Photos).

Photographs ©John P. Walsh Chicago (South Chicago), June 2018. Chicago (Near West Side), June 2018. Chicago, June 2018. Chicago, 2018. Chicago (Chinatown), September 2014. Chicago (Gold Coast), 2017. Milwaukee (Avenues West), Wisconsin, June 2018. Chicago, Congress Parkway and Wabash Avenue, 2015. Chicago, 2015. Chicago (Pritzker Park), July 2015. Chicago, Adams Street and Wabash Avenue, 2014. Oakbrook, […]

Midwest Roads, U.S.A. (72 Photos).

Photographs and Text ©John P. Walsh Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket (above in 2016) is 22 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. Its address is 645 Joliet Road, Willowbrook, Illinois. It first opened in 1926 as a gas station/lunch counter on the brand-new Route 66. In 1939 the original owner, Irv Kolarik, served fried chicken for the first […]

Trains. (13 Photos).

The Brown Line (also known as the Ravenswood Line) is part of the Chicago “El” or “L” rapid transit system. The Chicago public transportation train system offers a total of 8 color-named lines (Yellow, Red, Blue, Pink, Orange, Green, Purple, and Brown). All the lines begin in the downtown “Loop” and branch out from there […]