The Arctic Vortex has arrived as the holiday shopping season shifts into high gear. Friday night, Jane Byrne Park was a little more crowded, but Michigan Avenue was still hopping last night--with an eight second or so exposure, that is hard to tell--lots of ghosts--but folks are walking by with shopping bags full.
Pictured is my new favorite store, UniQlo, where winter loungewear is plentiful and cheap. I am wearing my Elliot Anderson hoodie as I write this. Of course, the water tower that survived the Great Chicago Fire is located on the righthand side of the photograph, with the John Hancock Center and Palmolive building in the background.