Monday, October 11, 2010

Columbus Day

Columbus Day closings

Monday is Columbus Day, a federal holiday. The following public services will be affected:

Schools: Chicago's public schools will be closed. Most parochial and suburban schools also will be closed.

Government offices: Federal, county and city offices will be closed.

Postal service: No regular mail delivery, but express mail will be delivered.

Courts: Federal, state and county courts will be closed, except for Cook County Central Bond Court.

Banks: Most will be closed.

Transit: CTA, Pace and Metra will run on weekday schedules.

This is the atrium of what remains of what is known as the Casa di Cristoforo Colombo (The House of Christopher Columbus) in Genova, Italy. I took this shot on my first visit to Italy in 1982.

This is what it looks like today, via Google Maps:

Personally, I prefer my shot, and I felt very privileged to be on the same spot where Columbus lived and walked and dreamed--centuries ago. A few short blocks away was, I guess you'd call it a 'market street', where, in 1982, banners announced 900 years of markets on that street.
For more on Christopher Columbus, read this at American Thinker:

"Christopher Columbus: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"