YashicaMat, 13 June 2011


Oh yes, I have more photos from this camera, as well…fun stuff, that. These are all from quite a while back…I’ve had them scanned on my computer for a couple months, but haven’t gotten around to editing them…until now, that is.

YashicaMat CHI Acros100 CrazyTree01B

YashicaMat CHI Acros100 CrazyTree02B

YashicaMat CHI Acros100 EttlesonBldg01B

YashicaMat CHI Acros100 PhiladelphiaChurchAOG01B

YashicaMat CHI Acros100 UptownStation01B

Photo Information

Camera: YashicaMat EM
Lens: Yashica Yashinon 80mm f/3.5
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

Photos 1 & 2:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Lincoln Park

One of my other favorite trees here in town, though I’m not sure of the species of this one. What I do know is that its canopy is a twisted mass of branches, which gives it a rather distinctive look. I shot these photos several months back during winter, as you can see from the snow on the ground and in the tree.

Photo 3:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Uptown Neighborhood

The Isaac G. Ettleson Building (completed in 1911 and designed by Harry Hale Waterman); the most distinctive aspect of the building, as you may be able to see, are the giant eagles lining the cornice. Otherwise, this building is not much more remarkable than any number of early turn-of-the-century office buildings, albeit with some rather nice terra cotta detailing.

Photo 4:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Andersonville Neighborhood

This building houses the Philadelphia Church in the Andersonville Neighborhood; the Philadelphia Church is a part of the Assemblies of God, one of the many evangelical branches of Christianity. I’m not sure of the original function of this building, though considering its outside appearance, its possible that it was either an office building or a bank. Apart from its handsome proportions, one of the things I liked about the building is the old-style light-up sign the church attached to the front. I’m not aware of any connection between the church and the city of Philadelphia, though given the meaning of the name (brotherly love, from the Greek words philos, meaning love, and adelphos, meaning brother), the name is reasonably appropriate for a Christian church.

Photo 5:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Uptown Neighborhood

This is the Uptown Union Station, now the Wilson stop on the CTA Red Line (completed in 1923 and designed by A. W. Gerber). This Beaux-Arts style building apparently replaced an earlier station designed by Frank Lloyd Wright – which is a shame, as I suspect that as much as I like this station, I would probably prefer the Wright design even more. The “tip” of the building (below the “UPTOWN STATION” carving once housed a Popeye’s Chicken (now defunct) – very likely, this was one of the fanciest locations for this restaurant. OTOH, I’m glad the restaurant has vacated the property; the restaurant’s sign was rather garish, and looked quite out of place on the building façade.



One Response to “YashicaMat, 13 June 2011”

  1. I’ve also got a Yashica Mat but my pictures aren’y as good as yours.

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