Chicago Street and Candid Photos, Fall 2013

The Loop

The Loop

Just a few photos here from my foray downtown to the Art Institute on a cold, overcast day.

 

40 responses

  1. Creativ(e) Photography - Made in Germany

    Escher`s Stairs and The Loop > Both very good pictures

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    October 25, 2013 at 9:06 am

  2. My absolute favorite is the one of the transit workers.! Very funny and really great!

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    October 25, 2013 at 12:35 pm

  3. Looking in to what? May be an old-style kinescope. If it is, there aren’t many of those around.

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    October 25, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    • Anything is possible, that was at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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      October 25, 2013 at 6:47 pm

  4. I’ll go with the transit workers

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    October 26, 2013 at 1:47 am

  5. This is the stuff I like to see the most.

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    October 26, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    • Thank you. I have a lot of street shots in my archives, especially under North America – Chicago in the header.

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      October 26, 2013 at 9:27 pm

  6. Great pics! Like many others, I especially like The Loop, Escher’s Stairs, and Transit Workers. Chicago is such a photogenic city. Really enjoyed the black and white.

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    October 30, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    • I go to Chicago a lot because of family reasons. The place is very photogenic and has totally amazing food. It is a good thing I don’t live there because between the winter shut in and the food, I would turn into a blimp.

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      October 30, 2013 at 9:14 pm

      • Hahaha!
        Winters are incredibly tough there …
        But the food is sensational.
        You get spoiled, in fact.
        You move to a place like Maryland, and your palette goes –
        “This is IT?!! Ick. Yuck. And, Gag.”

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        December 1, 2014 at 8:17 pm

        • I know, I used to go to Chicago a lot.

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          December 1, 2014 at 8:36 pm

        • It’s a great city. I’m pretty sure I like it more than Manhattan. Much prettier. The lakefront stretches from one end of the city to the other. The architecture is unparalleled and the immense sculptures that frame the city are breathtaking. There’s a Calder one by the post office downtown and I just loved walking under and around it. It was my giant toy!

          Yeah.
          Chicago.

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          December 1, 2014 at 8:41 pm

        • The food is pretty good in Houston. Several Texas cities are considered foodie havens.

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          December 1, 2014 at 8:46 pm

        • Really? I can see getting the best steak ever in Texas, and I guess there’s a type of cuisine – can’t remember the name! – native to the area. Hm. Food havens. Sounds worth exploring … Food …

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          December 1, 2014 at 8:50 pm

        • Is it Tex Mex or Barbecue? I am a decent cook, not gourmet but decent.

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          December 1, 2014 at 9:29 pm

        • Tex Mex. That’s the one. But I’m not a big fan of Mexican food. And I don’t know what Tex means. I go for the Mediterranean cuisine. Lots of veggies. Extra virgin olive oil. Lots of fresh fish. And lamb. I’m crazy about lamb – which is very fatty but extremely tasty. And my refrigerator is always stocked with lemons. The oil and the lemons are a staple in my diet. Not much into starchy food or bread. But a French baguette – I love those!

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          December 1, 2014 at 9:35 pm

        • Tex Mex is a style of Mexican food found in Texas. It is probably closer to authentic Mexican than Cal Mex or Colorado Mex. I like lamb myself, and olive oil.

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          December 1, 2014 at 9:44 pm

        • Lamb rules. I have a funny story about lamb. But too long for here. Last summer I had about as pure olive oil as you can get. It was made by a relative. Now that was amazing. Nothing like it. And such a dark green. Never seen or tasted anything like that before.

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          December 1, 2014 at 9:48 pm

        • I had lamb chop appetizers Saturday.

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          December 1, 2014 at 10:06 pm

        • Aren’t you a lucky boy!

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          December 1, 2014 at 10:07 pm

        • Yup.

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          December 1, 2014 at 10:07 pm

        • I’m jealous!

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          December 1, 2014 at 10:08 pm

        • It’s not my fault.

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          December 1, 2014 at 10:09 pm

        • Still!!!

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          December 1, 2014 at 10:09 pm

  7. My fav is Escher’s Stairs, from the Art Institute, a favorite stop when we are in the city. World-class art that rivals any museum in the world.

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    October 31, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    • The Art Institute is truly a world class museum. Thank you.

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      November 1, 2013 at 4:01 am

  8. Chicago definitely is.

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    November 1, 2013 at 4:02 am

  9. Pic is very much like the trains and buildings I grew up with in NYC.
    Thanks for the hearty support and follow. Quite appreciate it. =)

    I’ll be back. =)

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    March 21, 2014 at 11:08 am

  10. Good composition and perspective!

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    April 19, 2014 at 9:31 am

  11. The iconic steps of the Art Institute. I spent many, many days there, looking – but always in the same wing! Modern Art. Cato is a snit though. He’s an Imperialist when it comes to Acquisitions. Take, take, take. The Arrogant Apologist of Museums and their right to pilfer the treasures of other cultures. BOO!

    Black and White works really well here, especially the “EL” tracks.
    Perfect!
    Reminiscent of an earlier period in Chicago history.
    I like.

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    December 1, 2014 at 4:18 pm

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