Green Rooves … with Hooves!


While running my first half marathon yesterday (I know, right? I can hardly believe I did that, but I did that!) We passed these “green” roofs under the 35th Street viaduct. I never would have noticed them had I not been on foot.

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Note the Milwaukee Brewer’s stadium in the distance. That’s where the race began and ended.

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Then I notice a group of sheep grazing on one of the roofs!

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They’re not real, but they sure looked it at first, especially after about 8 miles of running, a point at which unicorns trotting alongside me would have seemed reasonable. I had to go back today with my camera to make sure I had really seen them and to share them with you!
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Jenny, me, and Nick. This was Jenny’s second half and first for me and Nick.

Bremen & Burleigh Mandala


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This was done very recently. I just noticed it the other day when the bus drove over it on Bremen and Burleigh in Riverwest. At first view from the bus window I thought it was chalk and was disappointed when it rained overnight, but it was still there the next day and I was able to get off the bus a few stops early and check it out. I don’t know the significance yet or what 24 means (the RW must refer to Riverwest) but I’ll find out and update this post.

Street Art from Zagreb


At a recent conference in Pittsburgh I met a fellow confrere from Croatia.  We walked around the city between academic presentation sessions and of course I obsessively photographed everything along the way, from graffiti (a Shepard Fairey sticker!) to buildings and flowers and all sorts of sewer lids, signs, and seemingly insignificant anti-tourist scenes. The amount and quality of street art in Europe is well known and she agreed to send me some photos when she returned home. This is one that she shared with me today from Zagreb. 

Artwork by Lunar. Photo by Tamara Stefanac.