Kodak Retina I Type 117, 13 July 2011


Hey look…even more photos!

RetI-117 CHI TMax100 ChicagoRiver05B

RetI-117 CHI TMax100 ChicagoRiver06B

RetI-117 CHI TMax100 CortlandBridge01B

RetI-117 CHI TMax100 CrazyTree01B

RetI-117 CHI TMax100 GooseIslandWV01B

Photo Information:

Camera: Kodak Retina I Type 117
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 50mm f/3.5 Xenar
Film: Kodak TMax 100 (135)

Photo 1:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; River North

This view of the Chicago River includes two fairly iconic Chicago locations: in the foreground is the Lake Street Bridge, which is a dual-level bridge incorporating pedestrian and automobile traffic on the lower level and the CTA Green Line tracks on the upper level; in the background is the Merchandise Mart (completed in 1930 and designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst, & White) – encompassing over 4 million square feet of rentable space, the Mart is one of the largest commercial buildings in the world – hardly surprising, given its volume…just look how massive this building is!

Photo 2:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; West Loop

This admirable collection of buildings is located on west side of the Loop, in the aptly-named West Loop area; in the background, of course, is the Sears (yes, Sears) Tower, while on the right-hand side, you can see the Boeing Headquarters Building, as also seen in yesterday’s post.

Photo 3:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Bucktown Neighborhood

This photo is also related to yesterday’s post, as it shows part of the warehouses along the Chicago River adjacent to the Cortland Street Bridge, parts of which you can see on the left.

Photo 4:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Lincoln Park

Oh yes…my very favorite tree. Again. This time, during the height of winter…the snow on the ground is a pretty sure giveaway there.

Photo 5:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Wrigleyville Neighborhood

For those of y’all who aren’t aware, Goose Island is a local Chicago brewery named after – you guessed it – Goose Island, located on the north branch of the Chicago River, though oddly enough, the pub that started the Goose Island name isn’t actually located on the Island – it’s in Lincoln Park on Clybourn. The pub in this photo is the second such venue, located on Clark Street in Wrigleyville just south of Wrigley Field. As for the brewery itself, they make a number of craft beers, including the aptly (and amusingly) named Honker’s Ale, though I’m partial to the 312 Urban Wheat Ale. I recommend looking them up at your local beer purveyor, though I’m not entirely sure how widely available their beers are around the nation.



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