Posts Tagged With: Chicago

Christmas in the Windy City

Abstract lights along Michigan Avenue2

Abstract lights along Michigan Avenue

reflection of the skating rink in the Bean

reflection of the skating rink in the Bean

ice skating-Millennium park

ice skating-Millennium park

Last year at this time, my husband and I took a

Christmas shopping trip to Chicago.  Even though I

have done a lot of traveling, I have never traveled during

the Christmas season, and have always wanted to see

Chicago or NY for the decorations.  Here are a few

I took of the lights along Michigan Avenue, and

ice skating at Millennium Park.  A must do!

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Adventures in Babysitting Building

I learned something the other day.  The famous building in Chicago with the diamond-shaped

roof is called the Smurfit-Stone Building.  Who knew?  I had just always called it the

Adventures in Babysitting building.  Remember that scene where the little girl climbs

down the rope out of the window and is hanging there until her brother rescues her?

I personally think the scene was ruined when after he gets her, she says “Oh Brad”

in this breathy, creepy way no one should ever be saying their brother’s name.

Oh well, I love this movie anyway, and think its one of the classic movies of the

80’s (of course way down on the list from the Brat Pack movies).

I was out late one night and got a shot of an empty Van Buren train station.

The skyline with the Smurfit-Stone building in the background is a bonus,

in my opinion.  What do you think of this movie?

Adventures in Babysitting-the movie
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Mystery Window

This window is from a  building in Chicago.  We actually were on top of a parking garage, getting photos of the El Train below.

It just made me wonder why one shade was open, and the others closed, who lives there, what are they doing now..etc.  And I love

fire escapes in my photos.  So anyway, I thought it

was interesting.  I also have this up in my shop 🙂

available on etsy.com

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Travel Tip-Chicago

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Getting good pictures of the Bean in Millennium Park is difficult with so many people around.  If you would like to see it without anyone around, get up before the sun rises!  Not only is it nice and peaceful, you get an awesome reflection of the sunrise in the bean itself.  See this photo on Etsy.com.

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My first awesome photo

for sale at Etsy.com

This is my favorite photo from Chicago.  We haven’t had the camera very long, so Chicago was “practice” with it.  I love cityscapes at night.  We went up to the observation area of the Hancock building to take photos.  I was hoping it was open like it is at the Empire State Building, but it wasn’t.  There was a fence blocking the view, and I couldn’t get decent pictures with it there.  So we went inside, and I had no choice but to take photos through the window.  There

was a reflection from the cafe behind me, so I had Jim put his had above the camera while the lens was up against the glass.  This and a few others turned out great.  I sold this print at an art crawl event, and it was published in the Vanderbilt University 2010 calendar.  I also have it hanging on my wall!  You can own it too available at Etsy.com.

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