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Gethsemane Garden Center Art Fair 2011

Gethsemane TorsoI got up Saturday morning (August 13, 2011) and as usual my clock radio was tuned to WFMT, Chicago's Classical Music station. I believe that the announcer was Kerry Frumkin. He told us that WFMT was broadcasting from the Gethsemane Garden Center until noon. (At least, I thought he said "noon.")

To Gethsemane

I got up and resolved to head over to Gethsemane and take a few photos of the remote broadcast. I like Gethsemane, anyway. I took a Foster Avenue 92 bus to Clark and waited over 20 minutes for a Clark Street 22 bus up to Gethsemane. I should have simply taken a Damen Avenue 50 bus which, because of its erratic route, would have dumped me off a short half-block away from Gethsemane without the long wait for the Clark Street bus. But I didn't think that far in advance.

At the Fair

When I got there, around 11:15 AM, the remote broadcast had ended and the engineers were packing up the equipment. I took some photos of the engineers struggling with their gear. Then I took some photos of the artists' tents and even a couple of photos of artists. Mostly I took photos of Gethsemane. It's an incredibly enjoyable place. Everything is top quality and their merchandising is second to none. I've never seen a garden center anywhere with the quality and class of Gethsemane. Check the photo gallery for yourself and see.

Photo Gallery

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