Chicago II - Day 3

by Kevin Marshall March. 13, 2007 4299 views

Well, I got some sleep in the end. After waking up, and getting some wifi, it was time to get up.

So it was a case of coffee coffee coffee. But is a British accent so hard to understand? Madness.

Walking down to the loop from North Michigan avenue, and then to one of my favourite shops in the loop - Central Camera. Its an odd little shop that stops near enough everything camera related… including my new lens - a Canon EF 17-40L (so most of my shots are from that today) .

It was time to start shooting again. After getting on the L and deciding where to go… it was decided to head out to Wrigley fields, and a visit round Boystown. (for those who remember the Blues Brothers, they gave their address as 1060 W. Addison Street… which is on Addison avenue..)

Interesting and colourful… and a chance to catch up with a friend I met a few months ago.

But time to move onwards… and onto Lake Michigan. At this point, i diverted to Loyola University and onto the coast from there. And onward I went.

… And I'm out of Photo spaces.

A visit to the bean was needed. For those who don't know ‘cloud gate’ or ‘the bean’ as the locals call it is a metal reflective sculpture. Meanwhile with the temp at 22c, of course the IceRink was still open.

Was amusing to see people in shorts ice skate in shorts.

A time to rest… and then onto the second highest building in Chicago, the John Hancock tower.

Lots more pictures will appear soon.

1) Downtown - The Chicago River being travelled over the L.
2) City Skyline - on the L
3,4) The Cubs Stadium for that girls game, Rounders ;)
5) Its amazing where they'll put seats…
6) … and advertise….
7,8) more round the stadium
9, 10, 11) Boystown
12,13 ,14, 16) Lake Michigan

Downtown Chicago

On the Brown line - City skyline

The Wrigley Fields

Through the bars

Anywhere to get a view

Advertisers get everywhere

Wrigley Fields

A commentator


Its.. err.. purple.

Buckingham place at Lakeview

Lake Michigan at Loyola

Lake Michigan at Loyola

Lake Michigan at Loyola

Lake Michigan at Loyola - watching the world go by

Driving downtown - Lake Michigan

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Christine 10 years, 6 months ago

Congrats on the new lens! I love the composition of your first shot - very distinctive.

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