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Date/Time

Saturday, August 13th, 2022 | 9:30am - 11:30am

Where We Will Meet

In front of the visitor center, by the statue of the soldier

Where The Walk Will End

In front of the visitor center, by the statue of the soldier

About This Walk

Cantigny Park is a popular destination in the western suburbs of Chicago.  It is a beautiful public garden with everything ranging from a formal rose garden to a prairie restoration; a military museum (First Division) with a very cool tank park, a public art exhibit, and a historic house museum (currently being renovated).

We’ll meet at 930am in front of the visitor center by the statue of the World War I doughboy, then meet back at the statue at 1130am.  I’ll show some of the favorite photo sites at Cantigny, or you can wander on your own.  After we meet back up, there’s a coffee shop in the visitor center where we can have a light lunch.

I’ve been a volunteer photographer at Cantigny since 2008 so I’m reasonably familiar with the good spots.

Please note that there is a fee for entry – $10 per car.  And they require a photo permit if you’re going to take portraits.  But not if you’re just going to photograph the park – which is my plan.

Here’s their web site – www.cantigny.org

Here’s the wikipedia page  – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantigny_Park

Here’s the Cantigny Flickr group – https://www.flickr.com/groups/394964@N22/

And here are some of my recent best Cantigny images – https://www.flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/sets/72177720299680848

 

[UPDATE on 8/10/22] I’ve been asked about weather.  Here’s my plan:

  1.  I’ll use Weather Underground for Winfield https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/il/winfield
  2. If it’s more than 60% chance of rain continuously all morning, we’ll cancel.
  3. If the probability is spotty, than we’ll give it a chance.  It’s up to you.  I don’t like to take pictures in the rain, but I’ll be there.
  4. I’ll make the decision about 630am on Saturday morning.
  5. I’ll probably still be there in case anyone wants to take their chances.
  6. If it’s snowing, I’m outa here.

[Update on 8/13 at 642am] – It’s ON!

 

 

 

 

    Jim Frazier [UPDATE on 8/10/22] I've been asked about weather.  Here's my plan: I'll use Weather Underground for Winfield https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/il/winfield If it's more than 50% chance of rain continuously all morning, we'll cancel. If the probability is spotty, than we'll give it a chance.  It's up to you.  I don't like to take pictures in the rain, but I'll be there. I'll make the decision about 630am on Saturday morning. I'll probably still be there in case anyone wants to take their chances. If it's snowing, I'm outa here.

    Jim Frazier Make that 60%

    Darlene Ruther i won't be able to attend the photo walk tomorrow August 13th. If you end up canceling due to weather please let me know the date you plan to reschedule.

    Jim Frazier [Update on 8/13 at 642am] - It's ON! Sorry, you can't make it Darlene. Thanks for letting us know.

    Brian Bochenek We are going to head out. Got separated. Had a great time. Can’t wait to share and post

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