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Friday, April 25, 2008

Finally. . .its Friday and Skywatch!

I humbly submit this photo taken in Chicago of the skyline from the Pilsen neighborhood--once a Polish enclave and now multi-cultural. This is typical of the buttermilk sky in Chicago on a lot of days of the year. I've kept this photo because it tells a bit of the history of Chicago in one big bite.On the far right, hardly peeking out is one of the earlier skyscrapers, the Amoco Building. In the middle is the tall, dark Sears Tower, reigning tallest building with the best view over the city and Lake Michigan. And then to the far left, a very old church steeple, the 'tallest' to the real people in this neighborhood.

Happy Friday to us all! To see more Skywatch Friday views, and/or participate, go here. Tell Tom I sent you.

20 comments:

Sandy's notes said...

This pictures makes me miss Chicago. I lived there years ago and worked in the City. What a wonderful city it is. Thanks for this skywatch!

quintarantino said...

as you say, finally it's Friday ... and I can take a whole trip around the world seeing great skies and places without leaving home!

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful Chicago.
Congratulations.

lv2scpbk said...

Nice photo of the city.

judy said...

Great picture. I'm with "quintarantino" on seeing the world without leaving home. I love it.

Daniel J Santos said...

Great pictures, well done.

Anna said...

You make Chicago look good.

RuneE said...

Thank you for interesting view and commentary!

Ackworth Born said...

A good contrast between the steeple and the tower - some might see it as the old religion and the new.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I must say that I have not seen Chicago in ages but your photograph brings back some memories. I have a friend who lives in your neighborhood. A nice SWF photo post.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hello Nonizamboni
The picture and the information is great, but I must also say thank you for all the people you have sent my way today.. ;o0 it's gone mad.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wonderful! Now I have seen a litle bit of Chicago! Jippy! Love it:)

Have a lovely weekend:)

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh i love this photo not ever been to Chicago so nice to see photos of it

John said...

Nice photo of the city!

anno said...

Sigh. Chicago is my favorite city to visit, even if only from my desktop computer! Great picture!

Sharon said...

I've never visited chicago, but have always wanted to. I like this picture and thanks for sharing the interesting info as well!

Ida said...

Beautiful shot.
I like the atmosphere. :)

Petunia said...

Lovely urban sky:)
Petunia's ABC

Carole said...

Chicago's neighborhoods are wonderful, and so is this picture

babooshka said...

The sky against the building, a small town landscape as it should be.