The Face of Chicago
I love my city. It's an emotion I couldn't hide, not even at gunpoint. I was born, raised and educated in Chicago and even slipped into a good career right here. Then, duties and dreams lured me away. But duties get boring, and dreams. . . well, dreams have a way of fizzling or coming true regardless of where you are. So I came back to my sweet home and found that it feels even better than before. Chicago is truer to itself and on the verge of good things. The difference has got to be the people: the natives, transplants, immigrants and visitors. They give Chicago its savor and make up its face. It's a composite face, an amalgam, a fusion and, at times, a confusion of the people living and passing through here. We are Chicago. And here we are!
January 21st, 9:19am 253 notes
January 18th, 11:23am 258,269 notes
With the rush of recent years to add modern sporting events, we´re only a hop, skip and jump away  from seeing a twerking team added to Team USA.

With the rush of recent years to add modern sporting events, we´re only a hop, skip and jump away from seeing a twerking team added to Team USA.

(Source: bromck, via summerhigh)

January 18th, 8:45am 14 notes
beforeschoolspecial:

Chicago does beautiful so well.

beforeschoolspecial:

Chicago does beautiful so well.

January 18th, 8:44am 14 notes
vandieb:

Good morning ☀️it’s the weekend but it seems our week never ends. The grind doesn’t let up. It’s time to move & roam the city that we love 🌇🌆 #chicago #love

vandieb:

Good morning ☀️it’s the weekend but it seems our week never ends. The grind doesn’t let up. It’s time to move & roam the city that we love 🌇🌆 #chicago #love

January 18th, 8:43am 4 notes

You cannot control what you love—you watch it driving recklessly towards the broken bridge, the torn-up track, the horror of seventy years ahead.

Graham Greene, from The Power and the Glory
January 18th, 8:40am 1 note

One can’t love humanity. One can only love people.

Graham Greene, from The Ministry of Fear
January 14th, 11:17am 12 notes
wendyscity:

asia on argyle by yooperann on Flickr.

If you’ve yet to try Vietnamese food head for this Red Line stop at Argyle Street. It’s as yummy as anything legal can get.

wendyscity:

asia on argyle by yooperann on Flickr.

If you’ve yet to try Vietnamese food head for this Red Line stop at Argyle Street. It’s as yummy as anything legal can get.

(via lovelybonesss)

January 14th, 8:40am 12 notes
chicagoandrea:

last night, love this town. #latergram #regram #chicago (at Columbia Yacht Club)


Even when the Yacht Club is surrounded by ice chunks the size of basketball courts it’s a beautiful place to be!

chicagoandrea:

last night, love this town. #latergram #regram #chicago (at Columbia Yacht Club)

Even when the Yacht Club is surrounded by ice chunks the size of basketball courts it’s a beautiful place to be!

January 14th, 6:20am 256,455 notes

crownprince81:

lyriciss:

White folks get so offended at the thought of poor people having any chance of a fair shot in this world.

This^^^^^^

John Stewart is a master at showing the hypocrisy of conservative resistance to fair wages.

(Source: -teesa-, via pssincerelyadventure)

January 14th, 5:28am 4,330 notes
There’s lots of work to do, but it looks like they’re up for it.

There’s lots of work to do, but it looks like they’re up for it.

(Source: c-h-i-c-l-e-t-e-s, via ilestdoux)

January 13th, 5:07pm 42 notes
msnnews:

Earlier this month, big, spherical balls of ice, called “ice boulders” or “ice balls” by locals, began washing up on the shores of Lake Michigan. Photographer Ken Scott has been photographing this annual event for several years.


Proof positive that in Chicago we have been freezing our balls off.

msnnews:

Earlier this month, big, spherical balls of ice, called “ice boulders” or “ice balls” by locals, began washing up on the shores of Lake Michigan. Photographer Ken Scott has been photographing this annual event for several years.

Proof positive that in Chicago we have been freezing our balls off.

January 13th, 9:25am 37 notes
colombiaislove2:

(by globaltrekkers.ca)

Bogota, Colombia. I used to live in the brown brick building on the extreme left near the top. From this view it’s hard to believe there are 8 or 9 million people living here. I loved living in a huge city with mountains in my back yard.

colombiaislove2:

(by globaltrekkers.ca)

Bogota, Colombia. I used to live in the brown brick building on the extreme left near the top. From this view it’s hard to believe there are 8 or 9 million people living here. I loved living in a huge city with mountains in my back yard.

January 12th, 9:11pm 3 notes
If you live in a major city and look really hard you may be able to find this movie somewhere within a day’s drive.
What a fucking shame! The Past will scare you more than any horror story, amaze you more than science fiction, make you cry more than any love story and put you more in touch with yourself than five years of therapy.
Nothing falls from the sky or blows up in this movie. There are no monsters, no super heros, no war heros, no mythical kings or gladiators. Just basically good people made ugly by shared circumstances which none of them can control.
For the price it took to make this movie, I doubt James Cameron could have paid the catering bill for Titanic. But if I had to put one movie in a time capsule, it would not be Titanic, nor Avatar, nor even The Dark Knight. It would be The Past.
This movie doesn’t take you out of this world; it takes you inside your own soul, which you will celebrate in one moment and wish you didn’t have in the next.
Don’t take my word for it and don’t say I’m nuts until you’ve seen it for yourself. 

If you live in a major city and look really hard you may be able to find this movie somewhere within a day’s drive.

What a fucking shame! The Past will scare you more than any horror story, amaze you more than science fiction, make you cry more than any love story and put you more in touch with yourself than five years of therapy.

Nothing falls from the sky or blows up in this movie. There are no monsters, no super heros, no war heros, no mythical kings or gladiators. Just basically good people made ugly by shared circumstances which none of them can control.

For the price it took to make this movie, I doubt James Cameron could have paid the catering bill for Titanic. But if I had to put one movie in a time capsule, it would not be Titanic, nor Avatar, nor even The Dark Knight. It would be The Past.

This movie doesn’t take you out of this world; it takes you inside your own soul, which you will celebrate in one moment and wish you didn’t have in the next.

Don’t take my word for it and don’t say I’m nuts until you’ve seen it for yourself. 


January 12th, 11:14am 16 notes
ifgodwasagirl:






Prensa Estudiantil






#Bogotá | Imagen de la plaza de Bolívar en la tarde de hoy; multitudes respaldan al alcaldeGustavo Petro ante el fallo de destitución en primera instancia que decretó el procurador Alejandro Ordoñez.












Bogotá, Colombia. I lived here for 10 years and wouldn’t trade them for anything.
This is a photo of a huge demonstration in favor of Bogota’s mayor, Gustavo Petro, who had been stripped of his job by another elected official. Basically, one man nullified the votes of thousands upon thousands of Bogotanos.
The Colombian people know how to express themselves even when it’s not election day. When they’re outraged they show it. We could take a cue from them when it comes to expressing outrage over power and money politics in the US.

ifgodwasagirl:

Prensa Estudiantil

#Bogotá | Imagen de la plaza de Bolívar en la tarde de hoy; multitudes respaldan al alcaldeGustavo Petro ante el fallo de destitución en primera instancia que decretó el procurador Alejandro Ordoñez.

Bogotá, Colombia. I lived here for 10 years and wouldn’t trade them for anything.

This is a photo of a huge demonstration in favor of Bogota’s mayor, Gustavo Petro, who had been stripped of his job by another elected official. Basically, one man nullified the votes of thousands upon thousands of Bogotanos.

The Colombian people know how to express themselves even when it’s not election day. When they’re outraged they show it. We could take a cue from them when it comes to expressing outrage over power and money politics in the US.

January 9th, 10:15am 10 notes

bymelissa:

Our morning really sucked big time. Our car got stuck in the middle of the street, thanks to shitty plowing (our particular block never got plowed, yay Chicago) and the melting snow which allows for no traction. We also live on a block with only one outlet.

Oh, and we blocked traffic! Next to a…

What a great snapshot of city life with all its disappointments and blessings! Read it all. It’s worth it.