Sunday, March 6, 2011

Have you met my Chicago? A Photographic Journey

My love affair with Chicago began when I was about 8 years old when my Mother and her best friend took me on the first of many trips into the city.  I was enamored immediately; from the enormous buildings I craned my head back to see, the women walking to work in their business suits and tennis shoes, the smell of dirt, sweat, and heat, and the speed at which everything took place.  I remember that I always came home with a headache because I spent the entire time trying to see, touch, and smell everything there was.  I want to give you a little sense of what I love about Chicago so myself and Caroline went out today armed with our cameras to try and capture it.
Under the "El" Tracks

An Alley is Never Just an Alley!

A Mystery...I'm Intrigued.

Even Bikes Need a Rest

They don't make Signs like this Anymore.

Trying to Disguise our Empty Lots

Love the Textures

Saved the Best for Last! 


  1. I just love Chicago~ fantastic photos. Love your blog!!!

  2. Great photos! They have such an edgy urban feel to them

  3. @The Modern Day Flapper
    Thanks! Now if only Chicago was as warm as Atlanta! :D

  4. @Miss Tami Lee
    Thanks! I can't wait to get out and take some more pictures. There's such great old signs here, if you squint you almost feel like you stepped back in time.