Went for a lunch walk the other day and got offered a job twice! Lucky me! Super nice guy spoke with me. A legit job for ComEd to do door to door sales trying to convert people to another utility company. Three hundred bucks a week. I literally took this shot without looking at the... Continue Reading →

Like any other city, parking in Chicago is sometimes hectic and banged up and scratched bumpers are a natural byproduct of that culture. Disclaimer: does not apply to the cars in this picture (they've dutifully paid), but as I walk around the city, sometimes I come across cars who have entire stacks of orange envelopes... Continue Reading →

Things sometimes get tense when there are demonstrations. Not this one. Since the crowd contained themselves to the sidewalk, no police presence was required. The bullhorns assured it was audible blocks away, but peaceful, while the camera crew looked on while the demonstrators walked in a circle. Not every country would tolerate such event, thankfully... Continue Reading →

I can't remember, if I wrote about this in the past or not (if yes, sorry for repeating this), but the story of Sears Tower's design (Chicago's tallest building and former tallest building in the world) is very fascinating. When Sears Roebuck & Co were deciding to build a new skyscraper for their HQ they... Continue Reading →

This guy was pedaling so hard he was huffing and puffing. He did make the green light, though. Absolutely no way to be able to focus on him and still compose. That's where GR's snap mode saved the day. You just mash the button and take a picture without waiting. My GR is set up... Continue Reading →

A B&W attempt at the Board of Trade building  from the sidewalk.  Classic art deco architecture from 1930's, the building is 600ft tall and the statue of Roman goddess of agriculture, Ceres, is 30ft tall. Too much traffic was going on for my taste that afternoon, to brave the cars and stand in the middle... Continue Reading →

Walking down State St, back to my office, able to collect this picture as I was crossing the road and snapping away on my GR. That's what their "snap mode" is for: point and shoot. I admit I was not even looking at the display, just pointing at random and shooting from high hip. And... Continue Reading →

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is one of 12 banks under the U.S. Federal Reserve System (The Fed), the United States' central bank. It serves the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Iowa and reports to the Board of Governors of the The Fed. Heavily protected, this is where the banks haul cash every day,... Continue Reading →

Yep, and that is how it looks when you miss your train... I confess it was completely and utterly my fault, as I was standing on the platform taking pictures of the trains and forgot about the time, the doors closed shut and off it went. Excitedly switched to Tv mode with slow shutter speed... Continue Reading →

Sometimes it is good to stop and let the crowd pass you by and watch as they turn into a faceless color blur. Shutter @ 1/3s, handheld. Ricoh GR. Endless possibilities. I'll try to re-take this shot some other day, but will need a tripod and shoot at f/16 for an even better starburst effect.... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries Cat walk connecting the two parts of the Wrigley building complex, the old HQ of Wrigley & Co. built in 1920's. This was Chicago's first air-conditioned office building and what is so interesting is that the facade is not typical stone, but rather it is terra-cotta with white glazing, The building literally glows during... Continue Reading →

A rowdy demonstration in front of Harris Bank's offices drew not only crowds of onlookers, but also cameras of Chicago's major outlets, ABC, NBC, WGN who set camp right on the sidewalk and kept rolling live on air. The look I got from one of the cameramen who noticed me standing behind them taking pictures... Continue Reading →

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