This year I played the role of the observer (aka photographer) on Black Friday as opposed to the shopper. There was this noticeable frenzy in the air throughout State Street and Michigan Avenue. Part of it may have been due to the intertwinning of two types of people - those who were in a hurry and others who were casually strolling from store to store. Even though Black Friday is over, this is just the beginning of downtown congestion during the Christmas season in Chicago. Smile!
I have been wanting to begin posting daily street and architectural photography again but time has been slipping away. Over the weekend I was able to attend Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House and it was a huge success! The views obtained from within the city are breathtaking. Each unique vantage point provides a surprise that can be overwhelming to the eye (in a much pleasing way). The event allowed photographer’s to obtain some unique perspectives from each building. I was thrilled to be able to be up close and personal with the golden crown of the Carbide & Carbon building which I will feature later in the week.