Entries Tagged as 'chicago river'

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.


Construction


Truck lot


Storage


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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Union Sushi & Barbecue Magnets

September 14th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Saw these on the LaSalle Street bride and thought they were an unique way to advertise for Union Sushi & Barbecue. The magnets were stuck to the metal of the bridge. I imagine people taking them off the bridge and putting them on some metal at their desk or at home.

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