Our return flight to Chicago from Seattle was long and rocky. More
A few photographs taken along Michigan Avenue on the way to dinner. The night was mild, and people were out enjoying it.
I love it when the Board of Trade Building looks grand and glorious, when it’s wreathed in fog and looks as though Batman could be capering about on its heights. A night like this, and the tower evokes the whole era that it was made in, when the Thin Man was in and the money flowed.
An impressionistic view of Madison’s State Street at night, taken from inside a café.
Night never really sets in thoroughly in Chicago. We get closest to dark in summer, when the trees’ shadows leaf into a canopy, blocking out some of the streetlights’ glare. The lights are overly bright, to the point of making it hard to sleep.
How would we be affected were the city naturally dark at night? If the streetlights were fewer or more puny? For stay-at-home types, it would be quieter, more soothing; for live wires, much more an adventure to be out on the town.