« Red Line Run #901 |
| Sunday Night Twofers »
Chicago, Illinois: Benito Juarez, flags of the Americas, City Grocery, some shrubs, some snow and a couple of people.
Posted by DrX | Permalink
| Digg This
| Save to del.icio.us
In another life I was a bored Red Roof Inn manager in Elkhart Indiana.
One endless January afternoon I was filling out the monthly corporate ordering form and I ordered bogus name tags for myself (Benito Juarez) and my assistant manager Chris Whetstone (Julio DelGado).
Until now I had no idea that Benito was famous for anything other than being the name of a guy featured in a "News of the World" story about alien abductions that a desk clerk had left after her shift.
I just Googled him and found that he was quite an important person in Mexican history.
I was a bit startled when his name appeared in your post. I assume there was some homage to the past Mexican president in the scene you photographed?
Or was it a memorial to space-alien abductees?
Monday, January 20, 2014 at 05:52 PM
Lance, you may be able to make out a large statue in front of the third flagpole from the left. That's Benito Juarez. It's Plaza of the Americas, but he's the featured honoree in the plaza.
Dr X |
Monday, January 20, 2014 at 06:22 PM
This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.
The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.
As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.
Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.
Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.
(You can use HTML tags like <b> <i> and <ul> to style your text. URLs automatically linked.)
(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)
Name is required to post a comment
Please enter a valid email address
Subscribe in a reader
My Chicago Photos-----------------
Click To View Vintage Photos----------------------------------
Vintage Photo Index