Entries Tagged as 'chicago river'

Summer Summer Summer Tiiiime

September 6th, 2014 · No Comments


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An Avondale Walk

November 17th, 2012 · No Comments

I found these photos buried in my archives that were never published. They’re from a walk I took back in May of 2011 around an Avondale-ish area? On the border of Logan Square?

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Walking North on California Avenue
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Under the freeway.

Not sure what this is, but don’t park there!

The Orbit Room

No idea what this is.

Alpine Construction Porch Masters

Taqueria La Zacatecana

Valadez Wholesale Meats, Spinneys Supermercado

Urban Belly

Joseph’s Auto Service

Carniceria Guanajuato

Michelle’s Ballroom

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Walking East on Belmont Avenue
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Pork Shoppe

New condos.

Rows of older houses.

Peterson Picture Co.

Empty lot, church

I think it’s a Lutheran church.

Love these magnolia trees.

Graffiti on an abandoned construction.

Abandoned construction.

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Walking South and East Along the Chicago River
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Chicago River

Department of Streets & Sanitation

Redbox Workshop seems like a cool business.


Truck lot


No idea what this is.

Call of the Wild School for dogs

Innovative Process

Done-Right Auto Sales & Repair

I can’t find this recycling center online, but there were a bunch of homeless guys wheeling their carts of junk over there.

Wood World

Pretty sidewalk.

Pretty tree.

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Walking South on Western Avenue
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Newer condos

Older homes.

Public Storage

Tores Italian Beef & Pizza

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300 North LaSalle

November 9th, 2011 · No Comments

The building one south of the building I work in is 300 North LaSalle. It opened in 2009 and it has been really nice to work next door. As you can see in this photo, there is public space on the waterfront, which is really nice. On occasion I’ve come out and taken a seat just to take in the air and sun and water for a few minutes during a hectic day.

The building also has Chicago Cut Steakhouse. I’ve gone once for lunch. It was good. Fancy. I was glad I wasn’t paying. Dallas has been there on a business lunch too and he really liked it. He’s a better judge of steak than I am, so I’ll take his word for it.

On the lower level, the river level, there’s Cafe 300, or “300 Club,” as we like to call it. It’s a cafeteria that’s actually pretty decent. They have a salad bar, wraps, sandwiches, a grill, pizza, pasta, sushi, everything. And a lot of it is made to order. And you can’t beat the location. If you have the time, it’s so nice to sit outside next to the river and eat. Even if you sit inside, the view is still great.

As far as the CFD boat, I hope it wasn’t called in to either of these restaurants or to 300 North LaSalle!

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