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My first visit to the USA (1. Chicago)

 
 
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 03:20 pm
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 04:13 pm
On Sunday morning, I took some shiny sunny photos ...

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 04:13 pm
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 04:14 pm
A shower in the fountain ...

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 04:15 pm
... admiring again the tulips ...

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 04:15 pm
... a view up to the buildings ...

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 04:15 pm
... and ending this report, taking the red and brown line to sublime's

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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 04:31 pm
What great photos, Walter! Well done. I can't wait to see the photos from your other visits too.

I've noticed several photos of the Tribune building. Did you get a chance to enjoy all the different stones? I used to spend whole afternoons there looking. I know I'll never get to see most of those buildings, much less the moon, but at least I got to see a piece of them.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 04:34 pm
LOVE these two, especially the first one.


Walter Hinteler wrote:
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 10:39 pm
boomerang wrote:
Did you get a chance to enjoy all the different stones?


Since I've passed the building - walking by - four times, I looked at several, but not at all of them.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 19 May, 2006 12:34 am
Speaking from the hip, we drove past that building many many times when we lived in the area... as my dad worked within Miracle Mile, though I'm not sure it was called such then. He started the tv department at at big ad agency in that area - which means, he started one of the first tv commercial departments ever. Fired some time later, devestating to us as a family, but rather usual for ad agencies, so it is hard for me to work up total aggression. We didn't know it was usual and flailed about, as a family.
Still, for years, we got huge huge christmas cards...
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McTag
 
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Reply Fri 19 May, 2006 02:00 am
Wonderful pictures, Walter, you must be very satisfied.
Your new camera certainly did its stuff.
Wunderschoen.
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 19 May, 2006 06:33 am
Wonderful pictures, Walter, you've done the city proud!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 19 May, 2006 06:49 am
J_B wrote:
Wonderful pictures, Walter, you've done the city proud!


Well, you and joe and sublime did so much that this is only a "Thank you" to Chicago and especially to Chicago's A2K'ers!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 19 May, 2006 06:50 am
NB: instead of creating a new own thread, I'll post my photos from the tour through the NM and Colorado at dys' thread here.
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Thomas
 
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Reply Sat 20 May, 2006 02:04 pm
Your pictures are beautiful, Walter! During our time together, I kept feeling sorry for you because you had to carry this monstrous camera around everywhere. But your effort was well-spent, and you put your equipment to good use. Your camera and you really brought out the full gorgeousness of Chicago's architecture.

Setanta wrote:
Once again, although i don't doubt that someone will be willing to shoot down the contention, i believe that Chicago is unique in its efforts to preserve architectural landmarks.

Maybe so. One person who'd shoot down the contention is joefromchicago. He thinks Chicago was just horrible about preserving its architectural landmarks. And for what it's worth, the architecture foundation (or whatever the name was) had a whole book in its shop that was filled with historic buildings that had been demolished. It seems Chicago tore down more of them than Munich ever had.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 20 May, 2006 11:31 pm
Osso didn't dare walk Chicago at night, always left stuff early as evening approached.... check out Wabash around Harrison re the sidewalks... up 2" and down again... several times in the neighborhood of the Travelodge.

not for the likes of me to explore in dim light.

Thus I thrill at the photos, every one of them.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 24 May, 2006 08:56 am
I just found out that I really stored on my compact flash cards more than 900 photos altogether.

And that there are still some, which aren't so bad at all and perhaps are of interest for others as well.
So, I'll post them here - how they come up (and I can do it.

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 24 May, 2006 09:06 am
This isn't really a very good photo nor is the shown archetecture extremely important (I think), it's just an everday pic from everyday downtown Chicago:

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 24 May, 2006 09:09 am
I missed this church-like lobby (of the Athletic Club, if I remember correctly) as well, when I went through the photos the first time:

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This pic isn't too bad ...

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