CHICAGO ILLINOIS – Still here, but rushing to get back to New York between thunderstorms. We stayed at a boutique hotel on the gold coast, so I spent some time exploring local alleys. This is expensive real estate. Odd that Chicago hasn’t put the utilities underground.
Both images with my Leica Monocchrom.
Day 1,703 of one photo every day for the rest of my life.
CHICAGO ILLINOIS – My daughter, Francesca, brought me here for a combined birthday/fathers day present: dinner tonight at Aiinea, currently number 9 on the San Peligrino list of the world’s 50 best restaurants. Much of the weekend was spent stuck in the air transport system as a result of weather delays. Today’s image could have been anywhere – we didn’t have time for any of the iconic Chicago places.
Day 1,703 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – I was in Chicago for a mutual funds directors conference and managed this in magical early morning light. It’s the Wrigley Building taken out of my hotel window with my Leica M9 and a 50mm Summilux lens. Is it iconic? If I were from Chicago I might have a view on this. It has the great advantage of being on the Chicago River which permits viewing from a distance. The Chicago chapter of the AIA features a thumbnail of it on the header to its website: Chicago AIA. I’ve categorized it as an icon despite some misgivings (is it really in the same league as the Chrysler building?).
I collected a bunch of images in and around Millennium Park but most were tourist-style very wide angle images around the cloud gate. I thought this one on the walk back toward the Chicago River was interesting.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – The weather in Chicago was truly appalling. Heavy rain drive in horizontal sheets by the high wind. I stayed inside at the mutual funds conference, managing a few pictures out the window. Not a great day for photography. Leica M9 with 90mm Elmarit lens.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK and CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Well I’m two for two on out the window shots for the day. I started the morning in New York with a lovely sunrise. Yes, I’ve said that I don’t do sunrises and sunsets but this seemed sufficiently spectacular to warrant and exception. Out our dining room window with my Leica M9 and 28mm Sumicron Asph. lens.
Midmorning I left for Chicago to attend an two day mutual fund directors’ conference. By the time I got to my hotel and registered for the conference the day’s rather poor light was failing. I took a walk along the Chicago River but didn’t take anything that I liked. When I got back to my hotel I got this out the window. Leica M9 and 90mm Elmarit lens.
On this date one year ago I was in Portland Oregon at a farmers market: October 25, 2009