Sunday, August 09, 2009

sundays in my city

Another blogging idea - pictures of your town - learn more over at Unknown Mami

She calls it "Sundays in My City".

I have a few pictures to share from a visit I made with my daughter to my home town. I last lived in Joliet, IL. back in the 70's and it went thru a bust and boom since. I imagine it is currently suffering some from the latest economy mess.

It was nice to see much of it cleaned up when I visited compared to when I last lived there.

Last year, Sir Paul McCartney stopped by in Joliet on his trip down route 66.

Here's picture of the Joliet Central High School and it's mascot, "Steelmen". At one time in Joliet's past the steel industry, played a big role. One of grandfathers worked at a factory that I believe made wire.



So that mascot is based on a sculpture by Louise Woodruff that was part of the 1933 Chicago's Century of Progress.



Here's a few pictures that show the popular limestone that was quarried in and around Joliet.




16 comments:

Unknown Mami said...

I love it! I love getting to see all these sights that I might never see in person.

lisleman said...

@unknown mami - thanks that was a good idea you had.

yorksnbeans said...

Love the buildings!!

yorksnbeans said...

or are they homes?

lisleman said...

@yorksnbeans - top one is a high school in the background.

third and fourth down are old restored house - one is used for weddings and events.

brainella said...

Love the history AND the pictures. Seeing all these neat places I may not get to see ever! Thanks for sharing!

michelle said...

Great architecture and picts! Thanks

lisleman said...

@brainella - thanks, I wondering if I should of added a little more history. The town goes back to French explorers, one of which is its namesake.

@michelle - thanks for sharing a comment

Life with Kaishon said...

I love that architecture. So pretty! It was nice meeting you today and seeing your city : )

lisleman said...

@life w kaishon - thanks for visiting, being close to Chicago spoils me on architecture.

Joanna Jenkins said...

i did this too! Unknown Mami is terrific and so is your city!!!
xo

lisleman said...

#JJ - yes I know - I did comment on your sunday city post. thanks for stopping by.

Lilly said...

Oh I really enjoyed this post - you do have a great city.

lisleman said...

@lilly - thanks - I just learned a well known columnist Robert Novak was born there.

Frau said...

Very cool, great pictures! happy New Year and Happy Sunday!

yorksnbeans said...

or are they homes?

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