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TTAL Shopping Ideas and Cautions For Your Holiday

In the U.S., today is the Thanksgiving holiday, a time to be thankful for all we have, those in our life and reflect on what’s important. For many, it’s also a day of American football-watching or the official kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. Some stores are open today to be followed by Black Friday, […]

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Special Chicago Features

In recent weeks, Tour Through A Lens has been both a source of information and a highlight of a “Top Eco-Friendly Things To Do in Chicago” list. When I started this company, I wanted to give visitors a reason to really explore the urban environment, the beautiful architecture and cityscapes of Chicago with someone they […]

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Why You Will Want To Take The Alley Photo Tour

This Summer, Tour Through A Lens introduced a new tour, the company’s ONLY group tour: Alleys of Chicago Photo Tour. Why would you purposely go into alleys? Take a look!   NOTE: There are still spaces available for next Friday’s tour, August 11, 2017, at 1:00pm!    

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Thoughts From The Bus

Thoughts From The Bus: The Series

Thoughts From The Bus Series – Unspoken thoughts, opinions and wonderful people watching opportunities while living in a large city

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My Grandpa, A Dream and A Challenge

On the day I was notified my grandpa died – my most treasured relative with whom I’d had a bond from the day of my birth – I was to lead a Chicago group on a worldwide photowalk challenge. When I received that call, though, I had a decision to make: Contact the group to […]

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2017: Chicago’s Year of Public Art

Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events have designated 2017 the Year of Public Art with plans for special community projects, art festival, youth programs and more. Of course, this announcement has me a bit excited. Here is a link to the City of Chicago’s Year of Public Art Schedule. […]

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What Genre(s) of Photos Do You Think You Take?

  If I were to ask what genre(s) of photos you think you take, what would you say? Let me help you out with a list: Portraits Weddings Events Sports Street / Urban Fine Art Macro Landscapes Family Travel Abstract Stills Motion Architecture ..the list could go on. Now, I’ll ask, what genre(s) of photos […]

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TTAL Special Edition: Happy Birthday, Chicago!

It has been 180 years since Chicago incorporated as a city, and what a city it is! Being 180 years old is considered young for those of you in other parts of the world where your buildings or monuments date back hundreds and hundreds of years, but Chicago has not wasted any time making its […]

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Chicago: The Perfect Winter Escape?

Seems odd to say this but, for the first Winter in a long time, Chicago seems to be the place to be in the U.S. if you want to escape the snowy blizzards of the East Coast or the storms and dangerous mudslides of the West Coast. What began with frigid temps in December settled to average temperature in […]

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Thoughts From The Bus

Thoughts From The Bus

  “Thoughts From The Bus“ is a series of observations, musings and rantings from my commutes on Chicago’s public transit system, the CTA. Much of my life, I have been a people-watcher. I find human interaction, human nature mixed with a bit of psychology quite fascinating to watch from the outside. Sometimes, I enjoy creating […]

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