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I thought I’d share a few shots from our quick stay in downtown Chicago earlier this month. It was such a calm visit. The temperatures were a lot cooler (so cool, in fact, that I ran into a store and bought a sweater!) and I spent so much time just staring outside our hotel room window looking at all the people walking by. From far away, they all seemed so pleasant. When you’re up above and enjoying the view…you forget about all the¬†cynicism and disrespect. I felt really peaceful with a barrier.

Is that weird?

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12 Comments

  • Reply Colette

    I love the last shot, it very well represents what you described in your words, Allison! I have never been beyon the airport of Chicago, but it is a city I hope to visit one day. I don’t know why, but there is something about being up in a building and watch the world from a window. It is, like you said, very peaceful, and gived me the impression of being protected from this world where people always seem to be going somewhere…

    August 28, 2012 at 7:18 AM
    • Reply Allison

      You should definitely make a trip to Chicago sometime. It’s one of my favorite cities to visit and will always have a special place in my heart (since I’m from Illinois).

      August 28, 2012 at 2:29 PM
  • Reply Shanna

    STUNNING shots.

    August 28, 2012 at 10:01 AM
  • Reply Becky Bedbug

    Such beautiful photos, Allison! I love being above and looking down on people. It feels so serene to watch the bustle below.

    Becky
    xx

    August 28, 2012 at 10:48 AM
    • Reply Allison

      I agree :) And thank you, Becky!

      August 28, 2012 at 2:30 PM
  • Reply Jess

    Love these shots, especially the first and the third. It makes me want to pull out my cameras again! (Let’s plan a date to wander around town and shoot in film?)

    August 28, 2012 at 11:02 AM
    • Reply Allison

      I took a little break from shooting (film AND digital) and am just getting back into it. Oh how I’ve missed it!

      August 28, 2012 at 2:31 PM
  • Reply Kristiina

    Love the last pic, funny thing is, when I was in Chicago, it was literally the nicest people I have ever met, everywhere I went.

    August 28, 2012 at 11:27 AM
    • Reply Allison

      It can definitely be a friendly city :) I tend to love the Midwest because of that aspect!

      August 28, 2012 at 2:31 PM
  • Reply Tori

    Chicago looks like such a beautiful city! I love NYC and I hear Chicago is just its cleaner (and smaller) twin. It’s on my top cities to visit list! Love how you captured your trip.

    August 29, 2012 at 12:04 AM
    • Reply Allison

      Definitely more manageable and MUCH cleaner! Although I love the Subway more than the L!

      August 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM

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