All in Urban Landscapes

Hipster Highway

While waiting for the next bus, I noticed that North Milwaukee Avenue was glowing as the late afternoon sun rays hit the weathered brick buildings. It was too tempting. If you are in Chicago, you might one to stop into one of the bars for a drink, or get some chicken and biscuits. If it is a weekday, watch out for the bikers. For more, click on the image. You’ll get my commentary and additional images.


I had the opportunity to photograph from the 44th and 45th floors of Chicago’s Aon Center. From the ground, I managed to finally capture an image worthy of The Aqua Building’s undulating curved balconies. For the full story and more images, click on the image/

Logan Square

Today I spent seven or so hours wondering around Logan Square. I doubt many tourists visit this hipster neighborhood, but they should. It has plenty of restaurants, cafes, and breweries. Here are some images from my visit, which concluded in Wicker Park on the roof of the Roby Hotel.


Mies van der Rohe was instrumental in the design of the Illinois Institute of Technology's Bronzeville campus in Chicago. The campus' heating plant is one his more utilitarian buildings, although one could argue that Mies was utilitarian through and through. I took the opportunity provided by the Metro Station at 35th Street to photograph it.