The Places I've Been


I originally come from Alton, Illinois, which is more or less across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri. Shown is the Gateway Arch, the landmark of the city, as seen at sunrise looking east to the Illinois side from an apartment that my cousin lived in at the time (1980?).

I eventually found myself in Chicago, Illinois, which has been my home since 1982. Shown here is the Sears Tower, the "tallest building in the world", at least in 1977 when I visited it on vacation with my parents. 



In 1995, I married Jacob Lesgold, who comes from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Shown is downtown Pittsburgh from a vantage on Mount Washington. In the foreground is the Fort Pitt bridge over the Monogahela River, with the Allegheny River visible to the left.

On one of our vacation trips, Jake & I visited Washington, D.C. Shown, of course, is the White House, home at the time of President Bill Clinton. (Sorry it's blurry, but my camera doesn't have a telephoto lens! In the original print of this photo, the top edge of the roof visible measures one inch long.)



On another vacation trip, Jake and I visited a few choice spots in Canada. Shown is the Canadian portion of Niagara Falls, with the tour boat Maid of the Mist in the foreground.

Also on our trip to Canada, we stopped in Toronto, Ontario. Shown is Toronto's City Hall.


The Things I've Seen


On yet another trip, we made a return visit to Minneapolis, where we had spent our honeymoon. Shown is the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, designed by architect Frank Gehry.

Also on our last trip to Minneapolis, we visited the Walker Art Center, home of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and its landmark piece, "Spoonbridge and Cherry" by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. That's me in the corner.



Another interesting piece at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, consisting of large pieces of framed reflective plate glass (see example along left edge of picture), prompted me to take this photo, wherein Jake stands on the opposite side of a plate from me. The original snapshot has not been manipulated in any way to achieve this effect.

On the patio in front of the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh stands a 20-foot-tall tower consisting of four narrow rectangles of rusty metal, vaguely pyramidic in shape. A gap between two of the panels opens to the ground, so I took this photograph from inside the tower, lying on my back on the ground, looking up to the sky. Jake says that this photo had no right turning out this well.


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