Saturday, October 15, 2011

Downtown Chicago

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I've been in Chicago since Wednesday. Great town.
Took most of these pics during a boat cruise of the Chicago River.
Marilyn, here, is actually 26 feet tall; she stands just outside the beautiful Chicago Tribune Building, near the river.


The Wrigley Bldg.
I love the look of the Carbide and Carbon Bldg. It really did shine like this at the end of the day.

Along the river

The Cops were protesting Egypt.

Chicagoans are nuts about weddings
The "mouth" of the river, sort of (harbor)

A marvelous mix of the old and new.
Again we see the Carbide and Carbon Bldg., built in 1929 and covered in polished black granite.
As I recall, this building--the Merchandise Bldg. (1930)--was built by the Marshall Field family but was eventually purchased by the Kennedy family (1948).
It's enormous--for a while, it was the largest building in the world--and it's right on the river.






Most of these shots were taken relatively late in the day.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your photos, never get tired of looking at what you see through the lens.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wonderful tour of Chicago. It's just like we're there with you!

Anonymous said...

Your photos are wonderful, BvT--the one of Marilyn is just fantastic composition--and the moody ones of the glowing "Carbide and Carbon" building are among my favorites, too.

Anonymous said...

Better than Disneyland, huh?

Summer runnin' down