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Churches, 03/10/11, Chicago, IL

wchurcheschicago_busfareimg_4251 Wake and enter the kitchen for coffee – Gary has left out the Rice Chex, a coffee mug, and bus fare (he helped me map the locations for today’s church shoot).

Hit the L, bundled up and with full gear backpack.

First stop is St Alphonsus.

The church is open but the lights are off – too dark for my cameras. But someone enters who works there and turns on the lights for me.

Hard to believe I missed this church last year.

Take photos of neighborhoods with the G10 and a shot of me in some mirrors. wchurcheschicagoimg_4259

Next stop, Old St. Pat’s. . . I had called in advance and have permission. I arrive after mass (due to the L line changes and delays) but the doors are still open.

Meet Andy – head of maintenance – we talk a good while and he gives me some good stories of why churches are not open 24 hours a day.

Head off to St. Clements but find St. Pauls within 2 blocks of St. Clement.

Talk a while with Pastor Avilla. We talk a while about the church community outreach. They are building the church that ought to be…

Shoot the church and move on to St. Clement.

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St. Clement – how did I miss this church last year?

This is my favorite – I spend a lot of time in St. Clement.

Ride the L and arrive back at the Rectory – eat turkey, drink carrot juice.

Load photos into computer and select first round.

Gary makes drinks, a “triptych”: Berry, Cherry, and Lemon Gary – as well as turkey chili.

It’s a  mellow night.

Emails. Photos edits.

J.D. prepares for his day tomorrow.

Gary does Drill Sargent voices (he was a Air Force Drill Sergeant) and shows me photos and decorations.

Robert likes rice Chex – glutton free. He will inherit my box when I leave.

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