I have been to Chicago dozens of times. I often fly into Midway and get a car to drive to Grand Rapids for work. I’ve been to meetings downtown occasionally. What I had never done was explore this city without a work agenda. Recently I got the chance to do just that.
Chicago is a city of “broad shoulders” – it’s very angular, but every now and then it throws you a curve. With its sweeping heights and narrow vistas, it was the perfect opportunity to play with my fisheye and to do some night shooting with my fast 50.
Looking down LaSalle canyon at the Chicago Board of Trade Building – a 1930’s icon.
A fisheye view from under the canopy of the L.
One Way up LaSalle canyon.
The Rookery Building – Chicago’s oldest standing high rise, complete with a Frank Lloyd Wright designed lobby.
Bronze doors on the Northern Trust Building – circa 1905
A southern view of the city from the 103rd floor of the Sears Tower. Sorry, I just cannot call it by any other name than the Sears Tower.
A look down LaSalle
The W on Adams – a wonderful hotel with fresh caramel brownies in the lobby.
The Loop was undergoing renovations so this is the spot they dumped us to catch a shuttle. Still, an interesting vista.
Hamsters in the sky on the side of the Sears Tower.
The 112 Ladder and Truck in North Center
A classic Italian restaurant in the theater district.
A curve on the L
I couldn’t manage a visit to the city without finding something wild. A bird against the skyline for good measure.