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If you missed part 1 of this post, you can find it here. The sights and sounds of a State fair. Alright, I know you can't hear the sounds, but you can pretend…

Yes! It's that time of the year!! The time to eat junk food, ride some rides, people watch and take tons of photographs. The Illinois State Fair takes place…

Have you ever attended the lantern launch during the Asian Fest at Morton Arboretum? Last year I stayed until it was full dark outside and got some of my…

So I decided to take the KP wearing the smc Pentax-M 1:2 50mm (Nifty 50) out for the day when my wife and I had some free time - Jr. had a party to go to so Mom…

Family decided to do a little bum around day in Naperville, IL... And I brought along my Pentax KP wearing its sexy little 100mm 2.8 macro... And we came…

In the United States 44 men have served as president. The first, being George Washington. Washington and Lincoln (number 16) are considered to be the two…

The city of Lincoln is also the home of the world's largest covered wagon. "Created in 2001 by Illinois local David Bentley, the Railsplitter began as a…

There is so much to see and take photos of in downtown Lincoln. To me the fascinating part are the colorful buildings as well as the old architecture that is…

No trip is complete without having stopped at the visitor center and Starved Rock visitor center is no exception. At the entrance of the center there is a…

The name Sorento conjures in me the memory of blue waters, small antique shops, and houses built on cliffs. I have always associated that name with Italy. But…

The first Illinois State Fair was held in Springfield in 1853. The fair came to be through the creation of the Illinois State Agricultural Society. Some of the…

The cost of entry for the Illinois State fair is no longer 25 cents, as it was the first year the fair was held in Springfield. But rather today, the price is …

Sometimes it's nice to become a tourist in your own hometown you learn so many new things and have the opportunity to take photos without people really noticing…

Last weekend a group of us from the photography club had an opportunity to go to the state capitol and take photos. While I had been there on my own, taking…
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