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Monday, September 08, 2008

Ah...One Last Post From Our Trip...

...and a collective sigh of gratitude is heard 'round the world. Yes, I will annoy you no more with photos of our anniversary trip to Chicagoland. But I thought it would be fun to end with some of the homes of Oak Park. Glorious old beauties all...much like myself. *gulp* Okay, okay, the beauty part, not so much but I have that OLD thing down pat! Anyhoo, these are but a few of the charming homes in the Oak Park area.
You will find the birthplace of writer Ernest Hemmingway in Oak Park...
As well as the home and studio of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Just look at the roof on this lovely Tudor home! Right out of a fairytale!
Beautiful old homes of worship as well...

This is Unity Temple, a Frank Lloyd Wright design.

Thank you for indulging me and for understanding why I needed to be away from the computer. I hope to be by to visit each one of you in the next few days! I wish you a sweet week, many smiles and happy moments. Love and hugs to you all....

Susie Q

15 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh my I love history. I would love to see the Ernest Hemingway home.
The houses are just beautiful.
Glad you are home again an now it is time to get in the FALL mood.

bj said...

These photos are fantastic !
Take good care,
bj

Gretchen said...

It's too bad you had such a terrible time on your trip...what with the photos and all.

:)

Kathleen Grace said...

I love these old homes and churches. One of my favorite things to do on vacation is find the local "upper crust" street and ogle the houses. Thanks for the tour:>)

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Love Frank Lloyd Wright's work and I want every house you took a picture of and I want to attend every church. You've got such a good eye for the right stuff. Thanks so much. xxoo

Susan said...

Your blog looks beautiful ... thanks for stopping by 29 Black St. Miss Lulu is holding her own, the time is near... but it's not just yet. Thankfully. xo S, Winnie Dixon & Les Chats

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Such beautiful homes. I would be happy to live in any of them! My father was an architect and a big follower of Frank Lloyd Wright....
xo
Penny

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Love those pictures. Some of those houses look like something out of the movies. I can just picture them with snow in the window sills and on the roofs. (sigh) Boy. I've really got to get over my snow fetish, don't I? lol

Glad you're back!

Kari

Laume said...

So many beautiful homes, some of them even bigger and grander, but I have to go live in the tall white one with the orange trim and fence. How could I NOT! It would be perfect for all my Halloween decorations!

Rosemary said...

Hi Susie,
Glad you had a great trip!!
Love those homes! Thanks for sharing them with us.
Thanks for your kind words on my blog.
Have a lovely night,
Rosemary

Shelia said...

Hi Susie! I love those beautiful homes and old churches! Thanks for coming to my tea party! Oh, I'm so sorry about your bathroom counter. Hopefully it will get fixed soon and you can Diva up!! I'll be waiting!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Jolene George said...

Oh my gosh! I'm IN LOVE with those homes. It's so nice to see real architecture instead of the sea of sameness. How beautiful!

Cheryl Wray said...

I have LOVED all of your Chicago pictures. It's one of my favorite cities!!

And I love Hemingway, so you can talk about him as much as you'd like!

Looks like just a WONDERFUL trip. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos!!!

Jim Rittenhouse said...

That's only a few blocks from our church:
http://www.unityoakpark.org/
(not the same as the Frank Lloyd Wright Unity Temple)

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Those are just lovely, every single one of them! I adore old houses, especially ones that are as well kept as those are.