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Updates to begin soon December 30, 2007

Posted by dr. gonzo in BlogNotes.
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Updates will begin after the new year. I am re-brushing up on my skills for embedding photos and other media, we shall see how I do.

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I left. December 26, 2007

Posted by dr. gonzo in Architecture, BlogNotes.
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I am still around though, there are hoards of mostly spam comments I will eventually sift through, sorry I left you all. I intend to now use this space to post photos and stories about sites I visit around the region, hidden treasures and commonly visited attractions alike. I am sick of controversy, the news, death, horrible things; I am sick of it all. So I will use this space much differently than in the past. (Save perhaps an occasional outer space related post).

In the last year I have visited over 150 sites listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places (mostly in northern and central Illinois), for many I composed Wikipedia articles, when they are available I may skip the explanations and point you to the articles, which are accurate because I wrote them. In addition, I have visited more than 15 National Historic Landmarks from Ronald Reagan’s Boyhood Home in Dixon, Illinois to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio in Oak Park, Illinois.

I also happen to possess a fair knowledge of architecture, so I will help guide you as much as I can. A Field Guide to American Houses by Virginia McAlester and Lee McAlester is one of the best books on the market covering the topic. The work will help anyone identify the styles and characteristics of the American house, which surrounds many of us in our neighborhoods.

Anyway, this will give me something to do with this space and the hundreds of photographs I have taken.