Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chicago Blizzard 2011, Loop

One year ago tomorrow marks the anniversary of the record breaking Chicago Blizzard. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Winter Blast, Gold Coast

This was the scene yesterday around 4p during the snowstorm.  We only received about 5 inches, but it definitely felt like blizzard conditions.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Chicago Views I: North LaSalle

Unfortunately I haven't had much time to get out with my camera lately.  I'm going to begin posting a series of images of different areas of the downtown skyline taken throughout 2011.  I've been searching through my database trying to find views of Chicago that aren't as well-known to those who don't live here.  We are expecting our first serious snow accumulation in the city beginning early this morning.  Hopefully I'll be able to get out there and shoot some wintery images in the next couple of days.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Elaborate Lobby, Loop

As extravagant as this lobby appears to be, it's hard to imagine people walking out after having a bad day.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Berghoff, Adams Street

This image was taken during a relatively quiet hour in the Loop the day after Christmas.  The scene has a small town feel to it that is partly due to the architecture and darkness along with the lack of traffic.  The history of The Berghoff began in my hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana in the late 1800's.  The German immigrant Herman Berghoff opened up a brewery in Fort Wayne in 1882.  After much success he decided to open The Berghoff bar and restaurant in Chicago in 1898.  I attended a photography exhibit earlier last year, so I was able to try the Berghoff beer.  Dinner plans are on the agenda in the near future!