Zeca Bettax, 01 August 2011


Yes, I know it’s August 2nd now…but then again, my schedule over the last few days has been so messed up that well. Days of the year aren’t really all that significant to me right now. That said, hey…here are some more photos from my Bettax. Remember how I mentioned that I really, really enjoy using this camera?

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 1328NorthState01B

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 ChicagoRiverW02B

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 Night - ChicagoRiverW01B

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 Night - Wrigley-Tribune01B

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 Tribune-Intercontinental01B

Photo Information:

Camera: Zeca Bettax
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/4.5 Radionar
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

Photo 1:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Gold Coast Neighborhood

As you may well infer from the name, the Gold Coast is one of the more affluent neighborhoods in Chicago. It’s a safe bet that most of the homes in this neighborhood are million dollar ones (or could be, depending on the market, of course). This particular home is somewhat typical of the area in that it is an attached rowhouse, whereas most other neighborhoods in the city feature detached homes; the home was completed in 1938 and designed by Andrew N. Rebori. The home is located at 1328 North State Parkway (despite being one of the major traffic arteries in downtown Chicago, once it reaches the Gold Coast, State Street shrinks down into a fairly small street).

Photo 2:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; River North

This view of the Chicago River is located about a block east of the Michigan Avenue Bridge – you can see one of the four towers of the bridge in the lower right-hand corner of the photo. The two buildings in the center of the photo are 333 North Michigan on the left (completed in 1928 & designed by Holabird & Root) and the London Guarantee & Accident Building (completed in 1923 and designed by Alfred S. Alschuler) on the right, with an assortment of other buildings in the background. In the foreground, you can see part of the elevated roadway for East Wacker Drive, and a few passenger ferries on the River itself.

Photo 3:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; River North

Oh yes…a nighttime version of one of my favorite views of the Chicago River. I think it’s pretty.

Photo 4:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Streeterville Neighborhood

This is a view of the Wrigley Building (left-hand side; completed in 1924 and designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst, & White) and the Tribune Tower (right-hand side; completed in 1925 and designed by Howells & Hood)…at night. These are two of the most iconic buildings in Chicago, and as you can see, both are illuminated by massive floodlights at night; in fact, most of Michigan Avenue between the River and Oak (the Magnificent Mile) is brightly illuminated (and quite busy) at night.

Photo 5:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Streeterville Neighborhood

…and here is a view of the Tribune Tower and the Hotel Inter-Continental (originally the Medinah Athletic Club, completed in 1929 and designed by Walter W. Altschlager) on the left. Unlike one of my earlier photos of the latter building, in this one, you can clearly see the Moorish-inspired dome at the top of the building.



One Response to “Zeca Bettax, 01 August 2011”

  1. Emad Says:

    Nice photos !

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