Zeca Bettax, 06 October 2011

2011/10/06

Oh yes…I still have photos from this camera to share. Hopefully, they’re not getting boring yet!

ZecaBettax CHI PanF+ UptownBaptist01B

ZecaBettax CHI PanF+ UptownBroadwayBldg02B

ZecaBettax CHI PanF+ WellsStreetBridge01B

ZecaBettax CHI PanF+ WrigleyBldg01B

Photo Information:

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

Photo 1:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Uptown Neighborhood

This is the Uptown Baptist Church at the southwest corner of Sheridan & Wilson in, well, the Uptown Neighborhood. In case you didn’t know, the church would like to remind you that Christ died for our sins. At night, the sign lights up.

Photo 2:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Uptown Neighborhood

This is the Uptown Broadway Building (completed in 1926 and designed by Walter W. Ahlschlager), located at the northeast corner of Broadway and Leland in, again, the Uptown Neighborhood. Just look at all those spectacular details – you wish your company was cool enough to have an office in this building. Go on, admit it…you know you’re thinking that. Hell, I wish I could have an office here!

Photo 3:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Chicago Loop

This is a view of the Wells Street Bridge from the Loop side facing north towards River North. They sure don’t make ’em like this anymore. More’s the pity.

Photo 4:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Streeterville Neighborhood

This, of course, is the famous Wrigley Building (completed in 1921 and designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst, & White) at the north end of the Michigan Avenue Bridge in Streeterville. Again, you gotta love those buildings from the eary 20C…as with the Wells Street Bridge, they just don’t make ’em like they used to. This particular view is from the middle of Michigan Avenue (don’t worry, I was standing on a median, so the traffic hazard was mostly minimal). In this view, you can also see the skybridge that joins the south tower (seen here) and the later north tower (completed in 1924 and featuring a similar design aesthetic).

Enjoy.

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