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Summer TR (pics, nsr): Chicago

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A stroke of good luck required me to be in Chicago for work. We'd lived there for 3 years, and my wife's family still does, so we hopped on a plane and spent the week. Stayed downtown and explored our old haunts. Still one my favorite big cities -- has the right blend of big city bustle and vibe as well as the greenery of the lakefront and Lincoln Park.

Skyline from Navy Pier:


The NBC Building:


The Tribune Tower:


Rush hour at LaSalle Street Station:


Shadows of the "El":


Alexander Calder's The Flamingo sculpture:


The Flamingo:


Diversey Harbor, by our old apartment:


Lily Pond, by Lincoln Park Zoo:


Bengal tiger at Lincoln Park Zoo:
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Chicago contd...

Chicago lakefront at dusk:


Chicago's free weekly fireworks at Navy Pier:
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Fantastic, Faisal!! I especially like the 2 of the Calder sculpture, and the skyline photographs. I think that both NY and Chicago are especially well depicted in B&W.

By the way, when were you in Chicago? I was there the weekend of the 14th.
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I think that both NY and Chicago are especially well depicted in B&W.

By the way, when were you in Chicago? I was there the weekend of the 14th.
Thanks -- I'm just starting to experiment in B&W more -- there are some shots that just have that "pop" in black and white. Human-made structures I think often photograph better in B&W. Lot of landscape shots also turn out great in B&W, but the natural colors are often so spectacular, I can't bring myself to discard the color.

PS: We were in Chicago from the 18th through the 23rd.
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Nice stuff!

Where was your old apartment....and when? I grew up right in that neighborhood.
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We lived at 2930 N. Sheridan, at the corner of Sheridan & Oakdale. From summer of '99 till summer of '03. It truly was a great place to live. Close to the greenery of the lake and Lincoln Park, as well as the hustle and bustle of Diversey, Clark, and Broadway.
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We lived at 2930 N. Sheridan, at the corner of Sheridan & Oakdale. From summer of '99 till summer of '03. It truly was a great place to live. Close to the greenery of the lake and Lincoln Park, as well as the hustle and bustle of Diversey, Clark, and Broadway.
I was in that neighborhood in the late '60s and early '70s so you can imagine that it's evolved a bit. We started out on Belden about two blocks west of Clark and later on Lincoln Park West across the street from the zoo.
post #8 of 11
Really Good!! Been there once, city of blues! Faisasy, well done.
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Excelent images!
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winters

I've never been to chicago but have heard that the winters are cold.. Is there even a mountain for skiing? I'm asking because was thinking of relocating to the windy city.
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The city is great. But the winters are long, cold, gray, and windy. It's the wind that's the worst. Plus the gray skies, day after day. I hated winters when I lived there. Now in Colorado, I wish it were winter all year round. As to ski areas nearby, I didn't ski when I lived there, so don't know for sure. But there are places up north in Wisconsin and in Michigan a couple of hours away I think.
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