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The tangle of extention cords, adaptors and power strips powering the YAPC::NA hackathon

The tracks at Adams Wabash

I was really lucky to get this shot, considering the relatively low light. I just love the light and contrast.

Ferris wheel @ Navy Pier

While eating downstairs at Goose Island Brewery by Wrigley Field, an older gentleman sat down at a table beside ours in such a way I was looking in his direction naturally.

 

I saw him sit, and overheard the hostess ask if he'd like a beer menu. I believe he asked for a few minutes. I think I saw him pull out some markers and begin to draw. Little did I know what.

 

A half hour later or so he said loud enough for us to here. "Hello, I drew you, would you like to see it?" We said yes, passed it around, unsure if this was a setup, and handed it back.

 

I was about to ask if I could snap a shot of it, when he piped up "You can have it if you'd like, I'm not asking for anything in exchange." I immediately said I'd love to have it, and he pulls out a manila envelope, and presents it all packaged up. He then packs up the rest of his stuff and leaves.

 

Conversations with the hostess and waiter later confirmed this guy is a tad insane, and is known to be shouting scripture at people from random corners and on the L often.

 

He did also show up randomly at our window, while I was in the bathroom. As I approached Andrea shot a picture of him to remember him by, and he got very angry and said "You shouldn't have taken my picture." He was not seen from again.

The Green Line el station at Adams & Wabash in the distance

Larry Wall is clearly extremely serious about his bowling. Look at him send the ball off with vigor!

Another ugly sculpture in front of a building. This one is in front of a library that we passed on the way to Quizno's.

A fascinating structure, in my opinion. I really enjoyed the architecture in general at IIT.

An ugly sculpture in front of one of many of Chicago's tall buildings. (It turns out that they have skyscraper technology outside of New York)

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