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pioneer court

pioneer court

..back when the marilyn monroe statue was still there, shot quickly to avoid water drops showing up on the image (it was drizzling)..

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empty chair

empty chair

..an almost empty union station..

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adams and jackson

adams and jackson

..union station multiplex at the bottom, 200 s. wacker at the top..

..41.878708, -87.638113..

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sears

sears

..i was planning on putting up something colorful today, but then it rained..

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kinzie

kinzie

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fort

fort

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adams & jackson

adams & jackson
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bean

bean

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panes

panes
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kinzie bridge

kinzie bridge

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seat plan

seat plan

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moleman series: merch mart

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)

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on the river

on the river

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pick one

pick one

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chicago skyline

chicago skyline

..this here is just a small slice of this panorama that i got down there. click the thumbnail to supersize it, it might take a while, it’s huuge! this was taken on a verrry cold, windy winter day from adler planetarium..

 

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360 N Michigan

360 N Michigan

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wabash

wabash

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art institute of chicago

art institute of chicago

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chicago theater

chicago theater

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jay pritzker pavilion

jay pritzker pavilion

..a more conventional view of this one..

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moleman series: jay pritzker pavilion

moleman series: jay pritzker pavilion

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hierarchy

hierarchy

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bow

bow

..just like a ship’s bow..

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rabbit ears

rabbit ears

..the sears/willis tower looking more like an old robot..

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trump sub

trump sub

..like  a submarine’s turret, the trump tower looms over chicago..

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blocks

blocks

..moving on to the non-fisheye scenes from the tour..

*well whad’ya know, i’m working from home again.. 😀

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moleman series: marina city

moleman series: marina city

..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.

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moleman series: trump & wrigley

moleman series: trump & wrigley

..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.. 😀

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moleman series: dusable bridge

moleman series: dusable bridge

..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 Michigan–Wacker Historic District and has been designated as a Chicago Landmark.

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moleman series: chicago river

moleman series: chicago river

..this was probably the best way to view the architecture without any effort..

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moleman series: chicago river

moleman series: chicago river

..let’s go on a trip along the chicago river..

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field museum

field museum

..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,[2] of which only a small portion are ever on display.(wiki)

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erie

erie

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bean

bean

..let’s take a li’l break from street candids..

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scaffolds

scaffolds

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the eye

the eye

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empty ice

empty ice

..my plans for this weekend are as empty as this ice skating rink, hope you guys have a good weekend..

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chill

chill

..a mono shot for this cold weekend i’m having.. and here i thought winter was almost done..

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union tilt

union tilt

..back to (ir)regular programming..

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train trip

train trip

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union station

union station

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detour

detour

..rounding up (what i think are) my best posts for last year..

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525

525

..525 West Monroe,  spotted while walking towards the bus stop..

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the eye

the eye

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balls

balls

..christmas ornaments in union station..

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red line

red line

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A yin yang

A yin yang

..i saw what could be an architectural yin yang while walking along State street..