Monday, January 24, 2011

Goodbye to Chicago

This is the last of my images from Chicago. And I think it's appropriate: getting into the taxi for the journey home. I took this outside the Hyatt Regency Chicago on East Wacker Drive, along the river. I really liked how the bellmen were reflected in the glass above their heads.

Anna Maria Alberghetti in a taxi, honey...

Thanks for indulging my little detour to the Windy City. In these dark winter months I tend not to have a lot of opportunity for interesting photos. It depends on the year, of course, and what's going on. But aside from the holiday markets I haven't got out much. We'll see what the coming weeks bring.

This is the sixteenth and final in a brief series of photos that I took while visiting Chicago in June 1996. They're 35mm color slides that I've scanned and digitized.


  1. Neat photo - looking forward to France. Hope the weather is not as cold and dreary as it is here.

  2. I know you must have plenty of other detours you'd like to take us on. I'm looking forward to them.

  3. Thank you for the great tour of Chicago! I hope to say hello to the city sometime.

    p.s. Wishing you better weather.

  4. I'm going to miss Chicago!

  5. More great reflections !!

  6. I enjoyed it; I used to live in Chicago, so it is always nice to see the old place.

  7. I've always loved Chicago and your pictures were a nice reminiscence. But you're off by one city in the history of subway and elevated public transit. The first underground trains in the US rolled in Boston in 1897; the first El, also in Boston in 1901. New York's first subway, the IRT, opened in 1904.

  8. mark, and you can go around again for free!

    rick, a little dreary, not so cold.

    cubby, I'll have to give that some thought.

    bettyann, thanks!

    cheryl, :)

    jean, can't resist 'em.

    michael, glad you enjoyed.

    will, thanks for the info. I lazily took Wikipedia's word for it (something I know better than to do). And I'm a former public transit professional. *hangs head in shame*


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