WE took off this afternoon to eat bad food, which included a veggie hot dog and beef sandwich from the iconic Trolly Dogs in Kenosha. Once ft and full, we took off to see the Charles Durkee Mansion.
After that we went to the Anderson Art Gallery, where a display of John Burhani's art was featured. Burhani is a local Kenoshian and spent most of his life by the water.
Burhani recently lost his battle of cancer. His last painting is in the gallery below from New York City during his cancer treatments. He's standing in line at a street meat vendor. Also, there is a lighthouse on Lake Michigan that he purchased and called it his studio. Click here to read more about him.
I try to eat good but when I don't ...
Veggie dog lover
Some fancy cupcake place. We split all 2,000 calories of it.
The king for president
MY neice Abbe's nickname is "Abe" but this is a different kind of Abe.
This is one of those second hand store that usually charge you an arm and a leg for junk
They really want you to feel welcome here.
Some apartments that just went up but are sold out.
South Point Marina takes on the overcast
Before walking in the Charles Durkee Mansion
Here's drama outside of the garden on the friendly confines of the Durkee Mansion
The next few pictures are rooms inside the mansion
They even ate dinner back then
They didn't do Facebook; they had cards that were mailed to other humans.
So much for a king bed
Before the Nintendo Gameboy, there were play horses.
When the Durkee family got some money, they bought a queen matress
Here comes the groom
Burhani lived in Florida, Hawaii and Califorina, but grew up in Kenosha
He's traveled the world and broight his experiences to his work
His Grandmother taught him how to paint
He went on to buy the red light house in the background
He was the proud owner of a red sailboat that moored in the Kenosha Harbor called Zippitydoda
Here's a self portrait of Burhani
He enjoyed sailboat racing, but this photo seems more relaxing than racing
I imagine this is the house he lived in
He liked water and water makes snow, so I assume he liked skiing
The tenderloin district in San Francisco
The Empire State Building in NYC
Summer in Chicago
This was his last painting. He's standing in line at a street meet vendor in NYC
This symbolizes California's big earthquake
She didn't paint these
San Francisco surfing
The docks in NYC
Mickey Mouse is everywhere
That was my first cell phone but I have nothing to do with this painting
The good ole days
Didn't know the man but he may have been a friend of Private Eyes Gentleman's Club
By the price of gas, this had to be a few years ago when we were all getting robbed
A group effort
The sky in this painting look like today's sky
Keeping industry alive in Kenosha
The peaceful waters
Seems like one man is doing all of the work
Must be a race
Even two footers on Lake Michigan can throw you sideways
The detail in this photo is awesome
I am not an artist but think this started out as a real picture
Showing the sporting side of sailboat racing
Light House Facts
Year first lit: 1906
Foundation: Concrete pier
Construction: Cast iron
Tower shape: Frustum of a cone
Markings / pattern: Red, black lantern and parapet
Height: 50 feet (15 m) (tower)
You can see this from the Boathouse Bar and Restaurant
Another self portrait
The garden outside the Charles Durkee mansion
I think red was his favorite color
So many awesome views in Kenosha
I would assume this painting was before he bought the lighthouse
The art gallery
Boo's impression of the art gallery