Zeca Bettax, 30 September 2011


Yup…another day, another set of photos from my Bettax. Hey, if y’all are getting bored of that camera, please feel free to take up a collection and send me some cash so I can afford to buy another obscure one!

ZecaBettax CHI PanF+ MarinaCity01B

ZecaBettax CHI PanF+ MusicBoxTheater01B

ZecaBettax CHI PanF+ NorthLoop01B

ZecaBettax CHI PanF+ PritzkerPavilion01B

Photo Information:

Camera: Zeca Bettax
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/4.5 Radionar
Film: Ilford PanF+ EI50 (120)

Photo 1:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; River North

This is a shot of the twin “corn cob” towers of Marina City, as seen from below at the State Street Bridge.

Photo 2:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Lakeview Neighborhood

This is the Music Box Theater (completed in 1929 and designed by Louis Simon), which is located on north Southport in the Lakeview neighborhood. Its Spnish Revival elements share some similarities with the larger (though currently unused) Uptown Theater several blocks away, but unlike the Uptown, the Music Box Theater still has letters present on its vertical frame, which suggest what the Uptown might look like if it is ever restored to its former glory.

Photo 3:
location: Chicago, Illinois; River North

This is a view of the “tail” of the Mag Mile at Michigan and Wacker, this time, looking at it from the east. The buildings present in the photo are (from left to right): One Illinois Center (completed in 1970 and designed by the office of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe); 333 North Michigan (completed in 1928 and designed by Holabird & Root); the Mather Tower (completed in 1928 and designed by Herbert Hugh Riddle), now known by its address at 75 East Wacker; the London Guarantee & Accident Building (completed in 1923 and designed by Alfred S. Alschuler), now known by its address at 360 North Michigan; behind the London Guarantee & Accident Building, you can just see the top of the Leo Burnett Building (completed in 1989 and designed by Kevin Roche – John Dinkeloo & Associates with Shaw & Associates); and finally, the R. R. Donnelley Center (completed in 1992 and designed by Ricardo Bofill Arquitectura with DeStefano & Partners).

Photo 4:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Millennium Park

This is a photo of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion as seen from the west side of the Park. Shiny, ain’t it?



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