Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Streets of Chicago

We return to Chicago again this week. Chicago is noted for its innovative architecuture from the beginning to the end of the 20th century. Although the older buildings have more ornate crowns, the newer buildings also have distinctive touches.
This is another view of the Millenium Park Fountain that I showed last week, with the back of the glass column in the foreground having changed from blue to green. The diamond in the background is the lighted outline of the roof of an office building.
A November visit to Chicago was accented with the colors of fallen leaves in a small park. Without a camera and a mission of taking photos, these details would likely be overlooked.
This is a night view of the new pedestrian bridge that connects Millenium Park with the Art Institute of Chicago, whose new addition is the glass building visible on the left.
This is a view of Millenium Park from across Michigan Avenue. One of the lighted columns of the fountain is visible. The color is the middle is the lighting on the Frank Gehry-designed bandshell used for outdoor concerts.
We will end this series the way be began -- with a view of a building's crown. This is the top of the Wrigley Building, with the new Trump building in the background. The Wrigley Building is a landmark on Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River, anchoring the south end of the Magnificent Mile., which some people consider the best shopping street in the country. Built in the 1920's for the headquarters of the Wrigley Chewing Gum Company, this was Chicago's first air conditioned office building.


brattcat said...

this is such a beautiful city and you've caught some of my favorite spots in this series.

Jarart said...

That last picture is just so....Chicago! Great shots.

Kate said...

The Wrigley Building really does say, "Chicago." Fond memories.

Traveling Hawk said...

so many good shots! I like most that with the fallen leaves, because I love autumn:)

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