A woman lights a devotaional candle in front of the icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe on 14th December 2009. At Mass the previous day, the Archbishop of New York had thanked those who had sent flowers for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on 12th December.
Panorama of the Chicago downtown skyline at night, looking across the edge of Lake Michigan. (Four-photo stitch.)
I was out taking these photso for about forty minutes. The temperature was 4ºF (minus 16.6ºC): during the day it had risen to a high of 7ºF (minus 14ºC). Fortunately I had procured some thermal underwear in the afternoon in anticipation of my evening standing on the icy shore of an icy lake.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s family home in Oak Park. By a bizarre set of circumstances I was given a private tour of the house with just me, a tour guide, and a tour guide supervisor! Even in such informal circumstances, though, I still wasn’t allowed to take photographs inside.
At the University of Chicago Oriental Institute’s museum: a collossal statue of Tutankhamun. At 17 feet four inches tall, this is the tallest ancient Egyptian statue in the western hemisphere. It weighs about six tons.
A collection of Christmas trees at the Museum of Science and Industry, each one supposedly decorated as it would be in different parts of the world. I don’t think I’ll spend time scouring the homes of Wales looking for a tree decorated with Welsh flags.