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Back Alleys of Chicago

Back Alleys of Chicago

Hidden bystreets and alleys of Chicago let avoid the foot traffic on the way to the train station.

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August 09, 2018
The Chicago Picasso, 2018

The Chicago Picasso, 2018

An untitled 15.2 meter (50 feet) monumental sculpture referred to as "The Chicago Picasso" or just "The Picasso".
The final model of the sculpture was completed in 1966 by Pablo Picasso and the statue was dedicated on August 15, 1967, in Daley Plaza in the Chicago Loop. Chicago, Illinois. #thechicagopicasso

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July 03, 2018
Chicago's South Side in Winter
Smoke on the Water & the Non-Existent Building

Smoke on the Water & the Non-Existent Building

It was cold in Chicago at the end of December so that the Chicago River gave off steam. It was an unusual scene for me and I took a picture.

The photo came out less impressive than the actual scenery and I decided to not post it. But in a few weeks demolition of the building in the background had started, by mid-March #littlewasleft, and now it is completely gone.

I've learned that this five stories tall building was the headquarters of General Growth Properties Inc. (110 N Upper Wacker Drive). It should be replaced by a modern riverfront tower. Let's see.

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December 26, 2017
Low Clouds Over Gloomy Chicago
View of Millennium Park

View of Millennium Park

View of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan shoreline, Chicago, IL.

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September 19, 2017
A Skyscraper

A Skyscraper

Buildings of downtown Chicago with Chicago's second-tallest building - Trump International Hotel and Tower, Chicago, IL.

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September 19, 2017
Civic Opera House (Chicago)

Civic Opera House (Chicago)

Rear facade of the Civic Opera House with its base in the south branch of the chicago river.

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September 01, 2017
People Watching the Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017

People Watching the Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017

A crowd watching the solar eclipse from the deck of a skyscraper. August 21, 2017, Chicago, Illinois.

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August 21, 2017
West Adams Street on an Afternoon

West Adams Street on an Afternoon

Chicago. Not crowded at all in comparison with New York. The restaurant on the right, called The Berghoff, is a Chicago well-known landmark - it was opened in 1898.

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July 17, 2017
96 Floors Above Night Chicago
Toy Town

Toy Town

An installation in some Chicago's Shopping Center.

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December 28, 2011
The Chicago Picasso

The Chicago Picasso

Maquette on display at the Art Institute of Chicago and the real thing. #thechicagopicasso

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December 28, 2011
Cloud Gate a.k.a. The Bean

Cloud Gate a.k.a. The Bean

Chicago’s Millennium Park, Cloud Gate – a public sculpture, for obvious reasons, referred to by locals as “The Bean”.

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December 28, 2011
This is How You Do Business
Animals In the Chicago Zoo

Animals In the Chicago Zoo

It’s alive. Just sleeping and seeing sweet dreams, sniffing and twitching legs.

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December 26, 2011
Noon Chicago

Noon Chicago

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December 25, 2011
Coffee House Enterance
Harvest

Harvest

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December 25, 2011
University of Chicago. Part of it
Joe and Rika Mansueto Library
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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December 24, 2011
Big Red Foot, Chicago

Big Red Foot, Chicago

Big Red Foot at St James Episcopal Church, Chicago, IL. Very little
information about this on the Internet, but I think it is a public
sculpture by Mary Seyfarth, and, as I understand - it is nonstationary - can be in other place when you see it next time.

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December 24, 2011
Marilyn

Marilyn

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December 24, 2011
Lions in Chicago are ready for Christmas