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City Sonata Number Twenty Nine was uploaded to Flickr

Hipstamatic double exposure

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I took City Sonata Number Twenty Nine on March 01, 2020 at 11:29AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on March 01, 2020 at 05:29PM

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Overlooked In Haste was uploaded to Flickr

Bertrand Goldberg’s Marina City

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I took Overlooked In Haste on July 23, 2016 at 06:18AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on September 16, 2016 at 10:00AM

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Hecate Lingers Low On the Horizon was uploaded to Flickr

West Loop

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I took Hecate Lingers Low On the Horizon on May 19, 2016 at 01:17PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 27, 2016 at 09:47AM

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Your Silent Sorrows In Empty Rooms was uploaded to Flickr

River North at night

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I took Your Silent Sorrows In Empty Rooms on July 04, 2011 at 03:58PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 07, 2016 at 01:32PM

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Across The Evening Sky All The Birds Are Leaving – Polapan Blue was uploaded to Flickr

fog, S. Michigan Avenue.

Polapan version

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I took Across The Evening Sky All The Birds Are Leaving – Polapan Blue on June 26, 2014 at 07:38PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 27, 2014 at 03:39PM

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Come On And Dance was uploaded to Flickr

West Loop, late afternoon

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I took Come On And Dance on May 06, 2014 at 08:39PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 07, 2014 at 05:47PM

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Give Me Back My Broken Days was uploaded to Flickr

West Loop in the rain

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I took Give Me Back My Broken Days on October 17, 2013 at 01:08PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on October 17, 2013 at 06:44PM

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Former Powerhouse of West Chicago Street Railroad was uploaded to Flickr

Via Forgotten Chicago:
Much less well-known is the West Chicago Street Railroad’s (WCSR) former powerhouse, still standing in the West Loop at Washington Street and Jefferson Street. Equipment in this building drove two cables: one that pulled cable cars through the tunnel under the Chicago River along Washington Street and around the downtown and another shorter cable that pulled cars from Washington Street and Jefferson Street to Madison Street and DesPlaines Street.

This former WCSR powerhouse at Jefferson and Washington streets drove the cables that pulled West Side cable cars through the tunnel under the South Branch of the Chicago River and around two downtown loops. It is now the headquarters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 134. The building was vacated in 1906, and for decades it housed the Chicago Surface Line’s Legal and Accident Investigation Department. Subsequently, it was modified—more substantially, perhaps unalterably, than the NCSR’s powerhouse on LaSalle Street. Several dormers were added at the roofline, the rear portion of the building was extended, and the smokestack was removed. Most significantly, a large stone wall covers much of the first floor. Today, the building serves as headquarters for Local 134 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which also hosts the monthly meeting of the 20th Century Railroad Club.


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I took Former Powerhouse of West Chicago Street Railroad on January 16, 2013 at 01:10PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 18, 2013 at 04:39PM

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Lounging Over Dublin’s was uploaded to Flickr

815 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA

Name: FINE ARTS BUILDING
Alternate Name: GLOBAL MARINE HOUSE


Artist, actual title unknown. If you know any history of this architectural detail, I’d love to hear it.

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I took Lounging Over Dublin’s on January 31, 2013 at 02:40PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 13, 2013 at 03:13PM

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West Loop pre-dawn was uploaded to Flickr

It shouldn’t be legal to have to be up so early

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I took West Loop pre-dawn on October 10, 2013 at 07:18AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on October 10, 2013 at 03:14PM

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Make It Not Like All The Rest was uploaded to Flickr

Shadows, somewhere in Chicago

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This image made into Flickr Explore for some reason. I know I always am surprised when a particular image makes it in, but really, is this photo of bricks and mortar really that much better than every other photo of bricks and mortar I’ve taken?

I took Make It Not Like All The Rest on October 19, 2013 at 04:22PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 06, 2014 at 03:51PM

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Scvlptvre – Global Marine House, Los Angeles was uploaded to Flickr

815 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA

Name: FINE ARTS BUILDING
Alternate Name: GLOBAL MARINE HOUSE


Artist, actual title unknown. If you know any history of this architectural detail, I’d love to hear it.

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I took Scvlptvre – Global Marine House, Los Angeles on January 31, 2013 at 02:41PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 13, 2013 at 03:28PM

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Gape at the Thoughts Which Others Have Thought was uploaded to Flickr

Gape at the Thoughts Which Others Have Thought

Somewhere in the Financial District of Los Angeles.
Architect unknown.
John C. Portman, Jr
The hotel and its architects have been the subject of several documentaries.

In his book Postmodern Geographies: the reassertion of space in critical social theory (1989), Edward W. Soja describes the hotel as “a concentrated representation of the restructured spatiality of the late capitalist city: fragmented and fragmenting, homogeneous and homogenizing, divertingly packaged yet curiously incomprehensible, seemingly open in presenting itself to view but constantly pressing to enclose, to compartmentalize, to circumscribe, to incarcerate. Everything imaginable appears to be available in this micro-urb but real places are difficult to find, its spaces confuse an effective cognitive mapping, its pastiche of superficial reflections bewilder co-ordination and encourage submission instead. Entry by land is forbidding to those who carelessly walk but entrance is nevertheless encouraged at many different levels. Once inside, however, it becomes daunting to get out again without bureaucratic assistance. In so many ways, its architecture recapitulates and reflects the sprawling manufactured spaces of Los Angeles” (p. 243-44).

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Not to mention:

It has been featured in many movies and television series over the years including: Strange Days, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Blue Thunder, Breathless, This is Spinal Tap, Hit the Booty Do, In the Line of Fire, Nick of Time, True Lies, Midnight Madness, Showtime, Hard to Kill, The Lincoln Lawyer, Chuck, Moby Dick, The Fantastic Journey and was destroyed (via special effects) in Escape from LA and Epicenter. The television series It’s a Living was set in a restaurant atop the Bonaventure. The Westin Bonaventure Hotel is also showcased in episodes of CSI and its exterior can be seen in Americathon, Mission: Impossible III, Almighty Thor, Hancock, and at the beginning of the Lionel Richie Dancing on the Ceiling music video. You can see it being constructed in the movie The Wilderness Family.

Gape at the Thoughts Which Others Have Thought was taken on January 31, 2013 at 04:57PM

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Is Chivalry Dead? – Ilford Delta 3200 was uploaded to Flickr

Willis Tower (f/k/a Sears Tower)

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Is Chivalry Dead? – Ilford Delta 3200 was taken on November 22, 2010 at 10:04AM