Turns out that the famous Las Vegas Strip welcome sign has no protection under copyright or trademark, and may be freely adapted by whomever wants to spoof it.
Even funnier: the mayor of McCook, IL, who had this sign built was prosecuted for corruption and is no longer mayor. Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to put your name on it, sir.
Route 66 is always good for classic cars, such as this 1959 Impala found in Gardner, IL. I love the way it appears to float above the road from this angle, like something out of The Jetsons.
Ven. Fulton J. Sheen possessed biritual faculties and knew how to celebrate (and celebrated) the Greek Divine Liturgy. This is his omophorion, the distinctive bishop’s liturgical garment in the Greek tradition, from the museum dedicated to him in Peoria, IL.
In the summer, Weston Fountain is illuminated by a brilliant ray of sunlight midmorning. It’s lovely to see.
Autumn cirrus appearing to rise out of the Engineering Sciences Building.
For Memorial Day we went to Windsor, IL, to make sure a flag was put on my wife’s grandfather’s grave. We drove through Mattoon on the way and past this closed ice cream emporium.
I haven’t done selective color in a long time, but it seemed fitting for these two leaves after a freak hailstorm.
“The House of Imagination,” a sculpture/installation outside University of Illinois’ Siebel Center, under a September sky. Ektar 100.
The interior of St. Joseph’s, just before the distribution of Holy Communion at High Mass in the Extraordinary Form, All Souls’ Day, 2018.
The spire of St. Joseph’s in Peoria in some nice late-afternoon light.