Thursday, October 18, 2007

signing off

It's probably no surprise to anyone that I haven't had the time to maintain this blog for some time now & I feel like it's time to sign off. I've enjoyed doing this so much - it really made me realise how much I love photography (and how much I have to learn) and the City Daily Photo community is unique & amazing. I've loved looking at your Daily Photoblogs & will continue to do so.
Thanks to all of you who visited my blog, thanks for all of your comments & encouragement. - Chris

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


In recent years there has been a huge increase in the number of condominiums popping up all over Madison, particularly 'high end' ones. I don't know anyone who lives in any of them as they all seem to be prohibitively expensive (and I don't think too many of them are at 100% occupancy either), but I particularly like the balconies on this one. It's right on the lakefront too, so imagine the view you get for all those dollars...

Monday, September 24, 2007

it's alive!!

A chenille tree - also known as a snake tree - in full glory at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

I hope to start posting again regularly...I've fallen out of my daily posting for one reason and another - and now family obligations and an upcoming vacation mean I might be on and off for the next couple of weeks again...Thanks to Neva for your supportive e-mail this morning & to my sister-in-law who was getting worried that I hadn't posted a photo in a while :)

Sunday, September 2, 2007

experiencing technical difficulties

I must apologise for my posting being so spotty & sporadic lately - along with a long weekend away with friends I'm also having trouble with my camera, i.e. it won't open. So, until I get it into the camera repair shop I'm out of action. Back as soon as possible.

(British visitors over 30 to this site most probably remember this picture - it's the old test card the BBC would put up when programmes were off the air.)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

capitol lights

This is one of the lamplights at an entrance to the state capitol. I love the old-worldliness of them - I'm not sure how old they are but I would guess they've been around since the capitol was built in 1906.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

on the move

This house has been dug up from the foundation & placed on wheels - off to where? This was taken about half a block away from a major construction site on the main thoroughfare into Madison (East Washington) where a huge condominium project is under way. Out with the old, in with the new.

Monday, August 27, 2007

orton park festival

Another summer weekend, another summer festival in Madison. This past weekend was the Orton Park Festival - a big, beautiful park on the eastside is host to a 3 day festival of food, music & merriment. On Saturday morning we took our kids to see David Landau, a local musician & storyteller. He can really get the kids dancing & his whole performance is cute enough to keep the parents entertained too. It was a good start to a beautiful sunny weekend, a welcome respite from all the rain.