I still don’t know what to do when I grow up but I do know what I love… finding and exploring unique places in Chicago!
Back in the spring, my friend Diana sent me a picture of this garage with all this happy heart art work on it. She was even kind enough to provide me with the exact location of the garage. So I give her all the credit for finding this treasure!
We were at this garage last week to take some pictures but as it turned out, I had my camera set to the wrong shutter speed…and most of the pictures turned out blurry. This is just a lesson for me to learn more about using my DSLR in manual mode. I’ll add it to one of my goals for 2017.
So we came back here today to re-take some pictures. But earlier in the day, I dropped my 50mm lens down the stairs. I think I broke it forever (insert crying emoji) because the lens wouldn’t focus properly. And Luke was not in a mood to take any pictures today. All this must be a sign, right?
I was ready to give up on taking anymore pictures of this garage when a couple walked over and said they have named it “The Happy Garage” and that there’s an Instagram page for it. Then I realized that I shouldn’t be upset that I didn’t get the right pictures because this garage is about happiness. It was like an “a-ha moment” or another sign…just be happy with what you got!
Then I remembered how happy we were being here last week as Luke and I got our dance moves on in front of here. That should have been enough.
The moral of the story: I was able to find this location (thanks to Diana), we had fun as a family taking pictures of it, and now I have some pictures to share. Achieving happiness can be pretty simple.
ABOUT THIS LOCATION
The art work is by Chris Uphues. The garage is located in the Ravenswood neighborhood at the corner of Ravenswood and Winona. Happy hunting!