Kodak Duaflex IV, 22 February 2011


And now, because I can…here are a couple more photos from my Kodak Duaflex IV!

KodakDuaflexIV CHI Acros100 RiverNorth01B

KodakDuaflexIV CHI Acros100 RiverNorth02B

Photo Information:

Location: Chicago Illinois; Streeterville Neighborhood
Camera: Kodak Duaflex IV
Lens: Integral Kodak Kodar 72mm f/8
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120 respooled onto 620)

I shot both of these photos on North Michigan Avenue, at slightly different locations; the former is at Michigan and Chicago, while the latter is Michigan and Pearson, which is one block north of the former. In the top photo, the top of the Chicago Water Tower [1] is on the left, the John Hancock Center [2] is in the middle, and the Water Tower Place [3] residential tower is on the right. In the bottom photo, the John Hancock Center is on the left, the Water Tower Place residential tower is on the right, and the Water Tower Place mall (and parking structure) is in the center.

These buildings, of course, are some of the most easily recognizable buildings on the Magnificent Mile, [4] which is the stretch of North Michigan Avenue that runs from Oak Street on the north end to the Chicago River on the south end. Naturally, the area is well known for its retail venues, along with a  number of upscale restaurants; it’s also quite a nice place to take a stroll, either during the day or in the evening (or even at night – it’s usually fairly safe).



[1]: Completed 1869; designed by William W. Boyington; the stones themselves are locally-quarried Joliet-Lemont limestone. Point of trivia: Boyington also designed the original building for the Joliet Correctional Center (Prison), which featured very similar detailing to the Water Tower; fans of the show Prison Break will recognize Joliet Prison as the stand-in for the fictional Fox River State Penitentiary that was the setting of the show’s first season.

[2]: Completed 1969; designed by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill; I’ll eventually write up a post about this building later on.

[3]: Completed 1976; designed by Loebl, Schlossman, & Hackl; point of interest: one of my business partners worked for Loebl, Schlossman, & Hackl several years ago. Of course, he didn’t work on this particular project, as he wasn’t born yet when it was completed!

[4]: The location is often abbreviated as “Mag Mile” by locals. Of course, the first time one of my buddies referred to it this way just after I had moved up here a few years back, I was totally confused, having never heard to that colloquialism before. Of course, I also didn’t know where the Mile began and ended, so when he referred to a location as “1 Mag Mile,” I was really confused!


One Response to “Kodak Duaflex IV, 22 February 2011”

  1. […] lower photo, of course, is the Chicago Water Tower, which I mentioned in Tuesday’s post (one of them, anyways). On the right-hand side is the Park Hyatt Chicago hotel (though most of the […]

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