Friday Afternoon

 By: le_chef : June 21st, 2022-20:56
Leica CL + 18-56

This is one of my favorite places to walk.

 By: John-E-Mac : June 21st, 2022-20:59
Super photo. Thanks for reminding me of that view! -John

Another superb one.

 By: amanico : June 21st, 2022-21:17


 By: le_chef : June 22nd, 2022-00:00
I think people see Chicago as a city with a lot of wind (that was a reference to its politicians btw) cold winters (true) and crime (true in parts) but it’s also a photogenic city with great architecture, very good food, world class arts, and amazing views around the lakefront. I’ve been here for 27 years after living in 12 cities, 7 countries and 3 continents before figuring out this was home.

Amazing city with unique character

 By: Gelato Monster : June 22nd, 2022-00:56

Absolutely agree! I was just recently there again after a long hiatus and fell in love, again 👍🏼

 By: ArmisE : June 22nd, 2022-04:36

It is a city I would love to visit, one day.

 By: amanico : June 22nd, 2022-06:02

You should, I am certain you will appreciate it

 By: VinnieD : June 22nd, 2022-07:13
My first daughter was born at Northwestern Hospital and I lived in one of these 'corn cobs' towers for one summer.
The city is a great mix of skyscrapers, small neighborhoods, a grand skyline, the lake, arts and music... and the University is not bad either.
Few people take the time to visit and prefer NY, but Chicago definitely warrants a few days of sightseeing.
My best memory is a concert at the Checkerboard Lounge, in the South of the city which is frankly a bad neighborhood.
The public was participating to the gig and it was a great atmosphere altogether, very authentic. Now closed I believe

Merci, Vinnie. Another destination in my list.

 By: amanico : June 22nd, 2022-07:15

Invisible Lines…

 By: le_chef : June 22nd, 2022-20:17
that say “do not cross” exist in pretty much every city around the world. You just have to know where they are, or be streetwise.

The Checkerboard Lounge neighborhood is now transformed with upscale condo buildings, soy latte fitness centers and every known type of bar you could possibly want.

ok, sounds good

 By: VinnieD : June 23rd, 2022-07:04
I was about 10 blocks South of that area at the time.
The city has had criminality problems, which have increased for the last 10 years which is a shame. But as you say, you need to be streetwise or at least get the right advice to avoid random violence

A long history

 By: le_chef : June 24th, 2022-13:33
From the great migration of African Americans to the present day Chicago has underinvested in poor neighborhoods. Poor housing, poor education, poor policing, poor public transportation and poor infrastructure. You can’t suddenly throw a switch and transform 150 years of history.


 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : June 22nd, 2022-20:55