Zeca Bettax, 27 May 2011

2011/05/27

Why yes, I do have another selection of images from my Bettax for your viewing pleasure on this fine day. Gonna try to make this one quick, though, since the sun is out and it looks to be a beautiful (though slightly unseasonably chilly) day.

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 HalstedGarage01B

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 HancockBldg01B

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 PalmoliveBldg01B

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 SexauerGarage01B

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 SheridanApt01B

Photo Information:

Photo 1:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Lakeview Neighborhood
Camera: Zeca Bettax
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/4.5 Radionar
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

I don’t know of any historical significance to this building, which was probably a warehouse or something similar. Mostly, I was fascinated by the size of the door – compare it to the people strolling by; it’s gotta be a good 15 to 20 feet high. Also, the building does have some nice brick detailing around the door opening and at the cornice – you don’t see brickwork like that anymore.

Photo 2:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Streeterville Neighborhood
Camera: Zeca Bettax
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/4.5 Radionar
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

The John Hancock Center, completed in 1969 and designed by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill (SOM). Like the Sears Tower, the Hancock was designed by architect Bruce Graham and structural engineer Fazlur Khan. While the tapering form of the tower is a little less evident in a view such as this, the distinctive cross-bracing structural members are quite visible. Even though it isn’t as tall, I prefer this building to the Sears Tower…I think it’s more graceful.

Photo 3:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Streeterville Neighborhood
Camera: Zeca Bettax
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/4.5 Radionar
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

The Palmolive Building, completed in 1929 and designed by Holabird & Root. I’ve posted photos of this building before, so if you’re interested in seeing some other views of it, check out that link.

Photo 4:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Lakeview Neighborhood
Camera: Zeca Bettax
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/4.5 Radionar
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

The (former) Sexauer Garage, completed in 1924 and designed by David Saul Klafter. Along with some nice ornamental brickwork, this façade also features some fine terra cotta details, including the winged wheel over the arched window, which also served to illustrate the building’s original function. Now, as you can see, the building houses a Whole Foods Market, which is nice for me because it is only five blocks south of my apartment, and an easy walk when I want to avail myself of their products.

Photo 5:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Uptown Neighborhood
Camera: Zeca Bettax
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/4.5 Radionar
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

One of the older apartment buildings on Sheridan, just north of Irving Park. The main reason I took this photo (in case it isn’t obvious) is because of the two trees out front that were sporting numerous white flowers at the time.

Enjoy.

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