Posted on September 8, 2015
Posted by John Scalzi
This last weekend Krissy took her mother and her daughter to Chicago, and snapped a few pictures as well. Here are five I especially liked.
Chicago. I love that town.
I was just there a few weeks ago. Krissy’s pictures are much nicer than mine were. :-)
Only lived there for two years (2010-2012), but fell in love as well.
Yup, from the Sears Tower in that last shot. There’s the Bank One Building, the spire of Chicago Temple (Methodist) in the bottom center (with Daley Building behind it, where they got that Picassah). Nice shot of the Hancock in the background with the clouds around it.
I lived there for much of my childhood, or rather in the now closed Fort Sheridan. The smell of the lake still takes me back to those halcyon days of selling retrieved golf balls from the ravine, visiting the beach and running into the oak tree behind our house on our bike. Good times. Well, maybe not the oak tree. But I swear, it attacked first!
Wow! Is Krissy a pro-photographer? If not, she should be–she has a great eye.
Cool use of miniature effect on the last one, and impressively clear aquarium shot. Those are tough!
I like Chicago too! For one reason or another, haven’t been in several years, and have seen reports that the touristy areas have become dangerous? Would appreciate reports from Chicago residents and from those who’ve visited in the last six months or so.
My favorite part of Chicago is driving in. There is something so cheerfully ludicrous about planting a McDonald’s in the middle of the bridge. If needed, I will help defend the McDonald’s on the bridge to the last McNugget!
When are you coming back to Austin? I want to give you a little more crap. (There was a long line behind me and I didn’t want to be rude to them so I cut it short). But Heinlein IS pronounced Hine-Line.
It’s a nice city. It’s just a shame about their unfortunate pizza situation.
I lived there for a couple years as a kid, and I have great memories of the museums, aquarium, zoos etc. I’d love to visit it again. Fascinating city.
Five non-banal things about Chicago. Nice!
All lovely. My favorite is the middle.
Nice sense of wide style in composition and although a bit of garish in the post, some very nice work. It would be interesting to see what she can do with a longer lens.
I lived there from 1978 until 1993, and loved every minute of it. I’ve lived in California since 1997, and my blood has thinned, making the idea of enduring those winters rather unappealing, but otherwise I’d move back in a heartbeat. Just loved all of it.
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