Up at street level, you are surrounded by tall, impersonal buildings.
Chicago Riverwalk 1
This is one of the few touristy places I photographed when I was staying in Chicago. The Riverwalk is such a surprising and amazing urban space.
Downtown Chicago 12
Another amazing detail in the area around State Street.
Downtown Chicago 11
A detail from the iron work of the Target on State Street. The building is from 1899.
You can read more about the it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sullivan_Center
Downtown Chicago 10
State Street is a major shopping street in Chicago. Take a minute to look up, though, rather than just look at the windows. This is from the Target. Didn’t know Target could look that classy? Neither did I!
Downtown Chicago 9
Even more sinister in black &white… Fill in disaster of choice.
Downtown Chicago 8
Yes!! There was a fog! It’s so great for photography.
Tommy’s Guitars and Trading Post, Chicago 13
Now, take a look at those signs on the side of the shop to discover, as the owner told me, that Tommy’s started out as a diner and as his collection of guitars grew, he put them up at the diner and as the collection continued to grow, the diner became a shop.
Tommy’s Guitars and Trading Post, Chicago 12
I want one!! But I didn’t have room in my luggage. Some day…
Tommy’s Guitars and Trading Post, Chicago 11
Where else but in Chicago? 🙂