July 16th, 2014

Happy 10th Birthday, Millennium Park!

Industrial wasteland turned cultural gem, let’s geek out today looking at before, during, and after photos of building Millennium Park. 

Before: 

A railway, parking lots, and sparse greens in the space where Millennium Park is now (looking east). 

After: 

 

Looking west and slightly south, Millennium Park in all its glory. 

Grab yourself a slice of birthday cake and look through more photos in our digital archives: 

June 19th, 2014
Elephant Breaks Into Dearborn Street Restaurant; eats 12 pies. 
And who could blame him?! Who doesn’t LOVE pie. 
For #TBT, enjoy this article from the June 16, 1908 Chicago Examiner, courtesy of our Special Collections & Preservation Division. 
The full Examiner can be accessed here: http://digital.chipublib.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/examiner/id/10146/rec/1

Elephant Breaks Into Dearborn Street Restaurant; eats 12 pies. 

And who could blame him?! Who doesn’t LOVE pie. 

For #TBT, enjoy this article from the June 16, 1908 Chicago Examiner, courtesy of our Special Collections & Preservation Division. 

The full Examiner can be accessed here: http://digital.chipublib.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/examiner/id/10146/rec/1

April 28th, 2014

Selexyz Dominicanen Bookstore - Maastricht, Netherlands

From Urban Ghosts Media:

The stunning Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen - can be found in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Managed by the former Boekhandels Groep Nederland, this 700-year-old former church has featured prominently in round-ups and features of the most beautiful bookshops in the world. 

Click here to see more photos of the beautiful Selexyz Dominicanen Bookstore!

H/T to r/RoomPorn for the find!

April 26th, 2014

Steven Spielberg To Direct Adaptation Of Roald Dahl’s BFG

From Gawker:

The Hollywood Reporter reports (rather, it Hollywood reports) that Steven Spielberg is attached to direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG for DreamWorks.

The book, illustrated by Quentin Blake, was first published in 1982 and follows a young orphan girl who befriends a Big Friendly Giant. The live-action film will be based on that story, which was adapted for the screen by Melissa Mathison, screenwriter of E.T.

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