November 2010

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Today's picture is a second offering from Krzycho, this one featuring trains on their way out of Chicago.

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Today and tomorrow our focus is on beautiful Chicago, in scenes captured by the Polish photographer Krzycho. Here, a few blocks north of downtown, the morning sun is coming up over Lake Michigan, behind the skyscrapers, which seem quite artfully arranged.

Krzycho lives and shoots in Chicago but comes originally from Zamość in southeastern Poland. Clearly, he (or she?) is smitten by the windy city.

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Sam Javanrouh's caption for his nighttime skyline shot was indeed a reference to election results--but not to the mid-term elections at the center of the media universe here in the U.S.

Javanrouh was unhappy about last week's mayoral election in Canada's largest city, Toronto, where a "right-wing intolerant redneck" named Rob Ford trounced former deputy premier of Ontario George Smitherman. Ford ran openly homophobic ads against Smitherman, who is openly gay. He also promised to cut taxes and stop spending and etc.

The CN tower is dark in this photo, not its usually well-lit self, but that's just a coincidence, not an example of early budget-slashing. Must be Obama's fault.

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At the Naval Academy, there are regulations about everything, including, of course, haircuts, which must be severely short. The barbers on campus aren't allowed much leeway as to how to style the midshipmen's hair. They also aren't allowed to accept tips. A midshipman who wants to leave a "tip" can write a note in this book in the barber shop.

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The best thing is that she never has to comb it or even wash it. Just a little airbrushing every now and then.