Tuesday, November 30, 2010


There is definitely a gritty vibe at the dingy Clark and Division Red Line.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

NBC Tower: Chicago's 30 Rock

Art deco at its finest, Chicago's NBC Tower shares architectural similarities with New York City's GE Building at 30 Rockefeller Center.  Completed in 1989, the building is home to The Steve Wilkos Show and the Judge Mathis Show.  One of its most famous tenants, Jerry Springer, moved to Connecticut in 2009.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Lights Festival Finale!

Fireworks over the Chicago River at the close of the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, November 20, 2010!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Lindbergh Beacon

Pictured is the Lindbergh Beacon that sits a top the Palmolive Building 
located on the north end of the Magnificent Mile.  For decades itserved as a 
navigation aid for pilots to guide them safely to Midway Airport.   But in 1981 the 
rotating beacon seized functional operation as taller skyscrapers surrounded the neighborhood.  Residents complained the light was shining through their windows.  
In 2000 when the Palmolive Building was renovated into condominiums the beacon 
was modified to rotate back and forth across Lake Michigan.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Chicago Theater

While I missed the Margaret Cho Show as I was busy photographing the building, I was able to see Daniel Tosh at the late late show last night!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Lincoln Square Murals

42 Degrees North Latitude on Lincoln and Sunnyside

Bad Dog Tavern on Lincoln Ave

This Mural of Honest Abe is easy to miss underneath the Western Brown Line.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fall Scenes

The Legacy at Millennium Park
Looking east from LaSalle and Delaware

Washington Square Park

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Noble Horse

This Noble Horse seemed appalled that I was taking his photograph.  He may have been confusing my camera for something else.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Michigan Avenue Bridge

Looking south down the east side of the Michigan Avenue Bridge, this is a fairly uncrowded scene that most residents of Chicago would prefer to see.  There was a funny article written by Barbara Brotman of the Chicago Tribune that was published a few months ago, "Rules for enjoying the Michigan Avenue Bridge.  Or else."  These are rules I wish everyone would live by, but I think I've broken a few myself.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Double Door

Wicker Park's Double Door - If you've never been here, you need to get here.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fisher Building

Located at 343 S Dearborn, the 20-story neo-Gothic Fisher Building is a Chicago Landmark.  Floors 1 and 2 are designated for commercial use and 3 through 20 are apartments.  If you look closely, especially from the L platform at Library, State and Van Buren, you will see terra-cotta carvings of several different aquatic and mystical figures.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

View Northwest

A night view looking northwest from high above on LaSalle.  Centered is what remains of the white high-rises of Cabrini Green near the intersection of Division and Clybourn.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Being Born

Have you ever wondered what the 'C' Sculpture off the Ohio St exit of the Kennedy Expressway is?  Situated on the triangle at Ohio, Ontario, and Orleans, "Being Born" was created by Italian sculptor Virginio Ferrari in 1983.  In 1996, it was moved to it's current location from State and Washington.  The idea was to create an artwork display that celebrated both art and technology.  The 2 stainless steel circular pieces represent skill and precision of the tool and die industry.  In the summer of 2008 the sculpture was restored for it's 25th anniversary.  Many consider this design as the gateway into the city.

Monday, November 1, 2010