Friday, June 22, 2007

A rose and a taco

Sweet Home Chicago,
and what the thought of old Maxwell Street reminds me of
- long title, sorry -

The Little Prince,
because it is invisible and still essential

That a rose is a rose is a rose,
because things, streets and people are what they are no matter how you call them, where they come from, how long they stay

Aretha Franklin,

because a "Rose is still a rose" no matter how much time passes

The Jewish market,

and a lost battle to save the heritage

Corn tortillas, chilies and tacos,
On a typical visit to the old market, for example, we might feast on freshly roasted corn (50 cents), wonderful freshly grilled steak tacos ($1.00), and freshly peeled mangoes on a stick. We could also listen to free live blues, buy funky old china or clothes, locate a good used book, find interesting spices, and buy fresh roasted unsalted peanuts and inexpensive Islamic baked goods. Among our most memorable purchases were a beautiful Revlon 'glamour' doll from the 1950's, with her complete original outfit ($2.00); a pair of slightly battered but very serviceable high-top roller skates; colorful plastic picnicware from the 1940's - service for six, in it's original box - for $4.00, photographs of blues musicians, and many other interesting paper items such as old Elvis magazines... (more by Barbara Balkin,95)

"Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, brothers, on their mission from God
(and Ray too, of course)

I´m a Chicagoan now,
thanks to my husband who made me love Chicago through his own soul

YEAH! I feel good...


Anonymous said...

Wowee! Impressive post. Nice photos and good layout.

I actually came to thank you for your intelligent comment related to the disappearance of the honey bees. I have had a couple of articles published about it and am working on another at the moment. I think it is the cell phone radiation which is similar to power lines. It somehow screws-up their navigation system.

Anyway, thanks for coming by. You are always appreciated.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo
My Published Photos

Frank.Sugar&Spice said...

Hi 99,

Made me think about home again. You seem to be doing that a lot these days.

By the way, the event is this Thursday from 10am to 12pm.

I hope to see you then.


99 said...

Thank for the invitation Frank!
It´s not very easy for us at that time of the day but we´ll try to make it...