..back when the marilyn monroe statue was still there, shot quickly to avoid water drops showing up on the image (it was drizzling)..
..an almost empty union station..
adams and jackson
..union station multiplex at the bottom, 200 s. wacker at the top..
..i was planning on putting up something colorful today, but then it rained..
adams & jackson
moleman series: merch mart
..nick asked me how i shoot these.. well, i basically focus, meter, then bend backwards (i never lie down on the ground, i sometimes leave the cam on the ground) and shoot.. i usually see people looking up to see what i took a shot of and then looking at me like i’m an idiot..
When opened in 1930, the Merchandise Mart or the Merch Mart, located in the Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois, United States, was the largest building in the world with 4,000,000 square feet (372,000 m2) of floor space. Previously owned by the Marshall Field family, the Mart centralized Chicago’s wholesale goods business by consolidating vendors and trade under a single roof. (wiki)
360 N Michigan
jay pritzker pavilion
..a more conventional view of this one..
..just like a ship’s bow..
..the sears/willis tower looking more like an old robot..
..like Â a submarine’s turret, the trump tower looms over chicago..
..moving on to the non-fisheye scenes from the tour..
*well whad’ya know, i’m working from home again.. 😀
..i’ll always remember them as the corcob buildings..
Marina City is a mixed-use residential/commercial building complex occupying an entire city block on State Street in Chicago, Illinois. It lies on the north bank of the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, directly across from the Loop district. The complex consists of two high rise corncob-shaped 65-story towers (including five-story elevator and physical plant penthouse), at 587-foot (179 m) tall. It also includes a saddle-shaped auditorium building, and a mid-rise hotel building, all contained on a raised platform adjacent to the river. Beneath the raised platform at river level is a small marina for pleasure craft, giving the structures their name.
..since i didn’t have a hazmat on hand, i’ve been working from home since yesterday, it’s not as easy as it looks.. 😀
..here’s a landmark to know roughly where this was taken..
The Michigan Avenue Bridge (officially DuSable Bridge) is a bascule bridge that carries Michigan Avenue across the main stem of the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, Illinois, United States. The bridge was proposed in the early 20th century as part of a plan to link Chicago’s south side and north side parks with a grand boulevard. Construction of the bridge started in 1918, it opened to traffic in 1920, and decorative work was completed in 1928. The bridge provides passage for vehicles and pedestrians on two levels; it is an example of a fixed trunnion bascule bridge, which is also known as a “Chicago style bascule bridge”. The bridge is included in the Michiganâ€“Wacker Historic District and has been designated as a Chicago Landmark.
..this was probably the best way to view the architecture without any effort..
..let’s go on a trip along the chicago river..
..just a snap of the museum’s facade..
The Field Museum of Natural History is located in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It sits on Lake Shore Drive next to Lake Michigan, part of a scenic complex known as the Museum Campus Chicago. The museum collections contain over 21 million specimens, of which only a small portion are ever on display.(wiki)
..let’s take a li’l break from street candids..
..my plans for this weekend are as empty as this ice skating rink, hope you guys have a good weekend..
..a mono shot for this cold weekend i’m having.. and here i thought winter was almost done..
..back to (ir)regular programming..
..525 West Monroe, Â spotted while walking towards the bus stop..
..christmas ornaments in union station..
A yin yang
..i saw what could be an architectural yin yang while walking along State street..