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How Long Can You Search For What Is Not Lost? was uploaded to Flickr

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Roosevelt Rd, South Loop, Chicago

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I took How Long Can You Search For What Is Not Lost? on May 30, 2011 at 02:48PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 11, 2014 at 03:26PM

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April 23rd, 2014 at 12:40 am

Browsing on Record Store Day 2014 was uploaded to Flickr

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At Groovin High inc. – I browsed a bit, but didn’t want to fight the crowds.

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I took Browsing on Record Store Day 2014 on April 19, 2014 at 01:01PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 20, 2014 at 04:31PM

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April 21st, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Still Sorry Somehow was uploaded to Flickr

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South of the Loop

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I took Still Sorry Somehow on May 17, 2009 at 11:42AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 20, 2014 at 12:34AM

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April 21st, 2014 at 12:03 pm

You just want to be on the side that’s winning was uploaded to Flickr

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Under the El tracks

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I took You just want to be on the side that’s winning on April 19, 2014 at 01:33PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 19, 2014 at 06:35PM

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April 21st, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Spinning was uploaded to Flickr

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I took Spinning on April 18, 2014 at 03:49PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 18, 2014 at 08:51PM

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April 21st, 2014 at 12:03 pm

There’s Something Funny Going On was uploaded to Flickr

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Street Art, alley north of Belmont/Clark

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I took There’s Something Funny Going On on April 19, 2014 at 01:13PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 20, 2014 at 12:36AM

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April 20th, 2014 at 3:42 am

Fancy Tail Light – 1951 Ford (Explored) was uploaded to Flickr

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closeup of standard feature on 1951 Fords, per this car’s owner. all credit should be given to Ford’s engineers, circa 1950

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I took Fancy Tail Light – 1951 Ford (Explored) on April 11, 2014 at 02:27PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 18, 2014 at 03:02PM

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April 19th, 2014 at 8:52 am

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Photo Republished at Man Charged in Connection with Loop Bank Robbery – The Loop

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Federal Bureau of Investigation Chicago Division

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CHICAGO — A man who was arrested by police shortly after the robbery of a Loop bank Tuesday afternoon has been charged in connection with the incident. Jamal Genson, 28, appeared in federal court Wednesday and was charged with a count of felony bank robbery. A Fifth Third Bank was robbed about 3 p.m. Tuesday after a man demanded money from a teller using a note before running off, according to FBI Special Agent Joan Hyde, an agency spokeswoman.

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April 17th, 2014 at 9:52 am

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Gentle Wandering Ways was uploaded to Flickr

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water tower, West Loop

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I took Gentle Wandering Ways on September 29, 2013 at 01:19PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 15, 2014 at 09:24PM

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April 17th, 2014 at 8:42 am

Shorter Cut Is Quicker was uploaded to Flickr

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West Loop (Halsted, I think). Black and white, toned blue in Photoshop.

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I took Shorter Cut Is Quicker on December 08, 2013 at 01:18PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on March 28, 2014 at 04:02PM

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April 12th, 2014 at 10:19 am

Don’t Forget To Dance was uploaded to Flickr

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Merchandise Mart and the Chicago River

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I took Don’t Forget To Dance on November 30, 2013 at 03:25PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 09, 2013 at 04:05PM

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April 12th, 2014 at 10:18 am

You Finished Before We Were Done was uploaded to Flickr

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Metropolitan Correction Center, Chicago.

A Harry Weese joint, 1975

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I took You Finished Before We Were Done on November 30, 2013 at 02:55PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 02, 2013 at 02:57PM

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April 12th, 2014 at 10:18 am

Photo Republished at Gangsters & Speakeasies: Buildings of Historic Chicago

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Green Mill Daguerreotype
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Green Mill Jazz Club The speakeasy, 1920′s icon. When prohibition began, outlawing the sale of alcohol in the United States paved the way for criminals like Al Capone to come to fruition. And if you think prohibition stopped alcohol, well, then… the word naive comes to mind. Alcohol, if anything, was more rampant in the 1920′s. Want to make something that’s already fun even more popular?? Make it taboo. The “speakeasy” was the slang term for an establishment that illegally sold alcohol during these times. Some were seedy bars, others were extravagant nightclubs filled with the rich and famous. The Green Mill Jazz Club, still open today, was a popular speakeasy back during prohibition and at one point even owned by Jack McGurn, a right hand man of Al Capone.? photo credit:?swanksalot

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April 8th, 2014 at 11:35 am

zor zor it’s my birthday

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zor zor it's my birthday

Graffiti, Lincoln Park somewhere near Fullerton.

I’m old enough that I don’t want presents from people, unless they are genuine surprises, I find it much better to buy my own presents. I’m torn between purchasing myself a NAS drive to replace a Drobo that I don’t really like, or a quality, direct-drive USB-enabled vinyl turntable. I also considered getting a zoom lens, but I wouldn’t use it that often, so it’s lower on my list.

I’ve heard good things about Synology, such as this machine or similar:

and this Audio-Technica turntable looks pretty nice:

My quick thought is that the NAS drive is a more practical purchase – I do need a better storage device for backups; the turntable would mean I’d have to have space for some vinyl records in an already bursting-to-the-gills office.

Hmmm. What do you think?

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April 7th, 2014 at 11:14 am

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Fulton Randolph Market District Plan Presentation First Draft

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 Cleaning Up

Cleaning Up

There is a new proposal to turn the Fulton Market corridor into an historic district, meaning that real estate developers would not be able to tear down existing structures here willy-nilly to put up cookie-cutter condos or boring square box stores. No more McDonald’s, in other words, unless they are put in an existing structure.

In general, I’m for this idea, I think it is intriguing, but the details are always key, of course. How heavy handed will the City be? Where is the money going to be coming from? Who will be the decision maker? How soon will the National Register of Historic Places act if asked? 

Dozens of buildings along major stretches of Randolph Street and Fulton Market — including ones that house some of the city’s best-known restaurants — would become part of a historic district under a city proposal that the Commission on Chicago Landmarks will consider Thursday.

The proposal — presented at a community meeting Tuesday night — calls for granting historic designation to a six-block stretch of buildings on Randolph between the Kennedy Expy. and a property just west of Carpenter Street and along Lake Street from Peoria to Morgan streets. An eight-block stretch on Fulton Market between Halsted Street and Racine Avenue would also be landmarked.

The 75 buildings that would be affected by the historic designation currently house restaurants including the Girl and the Goat and the Publican and multiple restaurant supply businesses and butchers.

The proposed historic district is part of a larger land-use plan that would regulate building construction and designs in the area and also bring streetscaping and other improvements to create a “distinct sense of place,” documents say.

The proposal stated the plan would help preserve “an area of historic buildings occupied by new and traditional food business that showcase Chicago as the culinary epicenter of the Midwest.”

It’s also an area that “has attracted innovative industries” — including Google — which the city believes will continue.

 

(click here to continue reading Randolph Street, Fulton Market to Become Historic Districts Under City Plan – West Loop – DNAinfo.com Chicago.)

I’ve taken a few photos of Fulton Market over the years, click here for some of them…

Technicolor Haze over West Loop
Technicolor Haze over West Loop

Fulton Street Wholesale
Fulton Street Wholesale

Fulton Street Nocturne
Fulton Street Nocturne

If you’ve ever visited Pike Place Market in Seattle, the River Market District in Kansas City, or the Gansevoort Market District (Meat Packing District) in New York, you’d have an idea of what the City of Chicago is thinking about.

Lets Make a Deal
Lets Make a Deal

Here’s the presentation itself if you are interested.

Fulton Randolph Market District Plan (Presented 4/1/14) from Neighbors of West Loop

(via Neighbors of West Loop – West Loop News: Fulton Randolph Market District Plan Presentation (April 1, 2014).)

The presentation mentions the transformation of the CCP Holden Building on W. Madison as an example of what could be done, and it is true, there are several older buildings left on Fulton Street that could use a little loving care and restoration after years of neglect.

Written by Seth Anderson

April 4th, 2014 at 9:06 am