Celia Peers Inside

The South Loop, where I work, is very old.  There are a lot of old things left over from the past, historical buildings mixed in with the new.  I took this picture in the Fine Arts Building, where from the lobby you can peer into this old café, the Artists Café.  It’s been there for eons.

I happened to take this picture when nothing was happening, the place deserted, which is its general spirit anyway.  Very little changes here.  The food doesn’t improve.  It’s always been mediocre.

Still, it’s cool to look in and see something so archaic.  Many parts of the city are this way.  The parade of progress never marched in their direction.

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