A long overdue hello to my virtual passengers. With another big roadtrip just a week away, I thought I’d touch base and make sure I remembered how to log in and post to this blog. Yes, I’ll be posting here nightly as the dogs and I head South for a month. I got Sparkle checked out this week and spent close to $1,000 for new front & rear brakes, a tune-up, etc. So hopefully this will be a safe and trouble-free trip.
I’ve been toying with a new blog approach for awhile now. Not that I’m ready for a big commitment but I would like to post now and then from home base when I come upon something I consider noteworthy or fascinating. To me anyway. I have a few ideas and will post them between now & the trip. These little quickie posts will probably be mostly links to other sites that I hope you find interesting.
First item of this “series”. Last August in Chicago, I came up this nice building feature & posted it here at the blog:
Well, one bit of info led to another as things often do when you’re surfing the ‘net. Turns out, this is a partially obliterated Stege Brewery logo. And part of a phenomenon known as “tied houses”. The Schlitz Brewery was the most prolific producer of these and there are still lots of really nice examples remaining. The Forgotten Chicago website has a fascinating, photo-rich discussion of them here:
There are also lots of nice photos of these Schlitz buildings at Flickr: