04 Oct 2018
North & Wells, Chicago, Illinois (Old Town)
Nikon Coolpix P7700
In the late 1960s and early 70s, this was the hippie haven of Chicago. The dark building stands where Piper’s Alley used to be. It was full of head shops, record stores and other assorted shops. The white building on the right is the home of Second City, a comedy improvisation club which has produced many famous comedians such as John Belushi.
Editing was done using ACDSee Ultimate 2020. In Edit mode I created a duplicate layer and used that to crop to a 16×9 ratio and correct the perspective. Then I adjusted the lighting and increased the contrast, clarity and vibrance. Next I increased the saturation in the reds, oranges, yellows and greens.
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Love the buildings on the corner, very photogenic.
Yes there is a few Gary, in various places of New Zealand,
Beautiful picture , thanks for sharing
Thank you. I’m glad you liked it.
Beautiful picture and building. I have always wanted to visit Chicago.
Thanks. There is quite a lot to see but I have to tell you that our crime rate is soaring and the crime is spreading out through the city to a lot of areas that would be popular with visitors. Add to that the fact that our new mayor and the Cook County Attorney General (who is in charge of prosecuting criminals) are completely incompetent and have a reputation for freeing criminals so they can commit more crimes. If it were an option, I’d move.
I did not know that. I am so sorry. I used to watch a very funny television series set in Chicago, in the South Side they claimed to be living, It is Shameless. Very funny.
Hmm. I’ve never heard of this one. There are several TV series currently set in Chicgao but I’m not a fan of any of them.
In some cities old buildings are treasured but most are replaced by concrete jungles.
A lot of Chicago’s Old Buildings are being preserved. Piper’s Alley, which I mentioned above, is an exception. There are some old buildings which are beyond repair. There’s not much that can be done to save them.
Lovely old building great photograph
Thank you. I’m glad you liked it. Are there a lot of old (18th/19th century) buildings in New Zealand?