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North President's Court

the North President's Court is part of Chicago Loop , Grant Park .

Interesting places in North President's Court:
Seated Abraham Lincoln monument  


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Barrelhouse Chuck ~ The Mud Morganfield Band

Barrelhouse Chuck ~ The Mud Morganfield Band
Made by Viewminder
Mud Morganfield's piano player seems to have laser beam eyes. As long as I had such unfettered officially unoficial wristbanded press-credentialed 'is that guy cool' access to the entire Blues Fest I wanted to capture everyone I could... even the guys tucked back on the stage... the guys that don't get photographed too often. 'Who'd you say you were with again?' 'Look on the list! It's View Minder!' 'Well I suggest looking under 'Minder.' 'Of course it's my real name... look at my business card!' 'Why would I put a fake name on my business card?' 'Where's your boss? I don't have time for this!' 'What's your name?' 'Is this your first time working Blues Fest?' I don't need no 'Press Pit Bracelet' do you know who I am?' I crouched and I crawled over cables and gear and I tried to keep it low... I shot fast and tried to get as many great shots as I could and I wasn't able to get a lot of people's names. If anyone can put a name to any of these photographs without one I'd appreciate it. THANK YOU TO CONTEST WINNER 'MewDeep' from flickr for correctly identifying 'Barrelhouse Chuck' in this photograph! MewDeep states that Barrelhouse Chuck is 'multi-talented' but he doesn't specify what those other talents are... It seemed that the players that don't get photographed too much dug the shootin' and they'd light up... Of course this light came from the heavens... And on that note I'd like to dedicate this photograph and this heavenly beam of light to my friend Joel Rich.

The great emancipator

The great emancipator
Made by kern.justin
View Large on Black at www.thewindypixel.com! Chicago is absolutely chock full of these wonderful statues. Walk around in almost any public park and you’re bound to find a great statue or sculpture that is frequently overlooked simply because they are EVERYWHERE. This is one in Grant Park – I must have walked by it many, many times in the past, but it has never caught my attention until one sunny morning when i stopped to take a few photographs. Perhaps by design, perhaps by accident, Lincoln faces south from his chair (and what other sculptures are on chairs??). Lincoln always seems to be brooding to me, never a smile crosses his craggy face as he bears the weight of his great presidency. The crows were roosting in the trees above his face and I stopped low to get an appropriate angle for this modern icon.

Abraham Lincoln Memorial / Chicago

Abraham Lincoln Memorial / Chicago
Made by michael_hamburg69
Lincoln Statue Just northwest of the fountain, across South Columbus Drive, is a statue of a sitting Lincoln. It is one of five statues of Abraham Lincoln - the 16th president of the United States - in Chicago. Lincoln was born in Kentucky but later moved to Illinois. The statue was designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who was also responsible for the statue of a Standing Lincoln in Lincoln Park. The statue, which was unveiled in 1926, is placed on top of a pedestal. The pedestal rests on a semicircular platform, with a large Doric column on either side of the statue. www.aviewoncities.com/chicago/grantpark.htm

Chicago Stock Exchange - HDR

Chicago Stock Exchange - HDR
Made by guent_cj
Okay, after some time away I'm back with some photos to a recent trip to Chicago. This is just South of Millennium Park, behind the Art Museum on Michigan Ave. It's a great place to start a walk. This is my first major attempt at Architectural photography, so be kind. The bar is set high by the images of my favorite in this genre on Flickr, Simon Biggs. Check out his photos here: . This was the first I took, definitely not the best, but stick around and check out the city that Oprah runs. :) 3 Standard 3 exp HDR's processed in Photomatix, stitched in CS4.

Eyes Wide Open Too

Eyes Wide Open Too
Made by Flipped Out
Here's another shot of the Eyes Wide Open exhibit now ongoing at Columbus and Jackson in Chicago to show the human costs of war. The boots represent the number of Iraqi war dead (American soldiers). In 2004 when this traveling exhibit was first unveiled by the Chicago Office of the American Friends Service Committe in Daley Plaza, there were about 500 pairs of boots. In the present exhibit, there are over 3400 pairs. More information on the exhibit can be found here.

slam

slam
Made by bumpkin78
This is one of my first serious efforts at doing sports photography, which is very difficult but great training for your eye and reflexes. Back when the Chicago Bulls used to have their Shoot The Bull 3-on-3 Basketball tournament, I would camp at the baseline and watch players sky towards the basket. I noticed the Sears Tower in the background, and waited for someone to approach the rim. I got lucky this time. - Uploaded with a demo version of FlickrExport 2.

Seated Lincoln, Grant Park

Seated Lincoln, Grant Park
Made by Steve Hopson
Seated Lincoln statue in Chicago's Grant Park, Chicago Illinois, January 11, 2009. This solemn Lincoln is the only monument in Grant Park's Court of Presidents. Irish immigrant Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907), now recognized as a great 19th century sculptor, worked to have Seated Lincoln evoke the loneliness that burdened Lincoln during the Civil War. Cast in 1908, Seated Lincoln was displayed at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art and the 1915 San Francisco Exposition and not installed for 20 years.

2008 - 05 - 03 - Polish-American Girl Trio

2008 - 05 - 03 - Polish-American Girl Trio
Made by Mississippi Snopes (swamped by work)
As you can tell from the jackets, it was a day with a definite nip in the air. However, it was also the day to see and be seen, so time to suffer for your art (thought the shorts-clad girl on the right). I had a shot from the rear that I reluctantly deleted since it seemed to appeal primarily if not exclusively to the prurient interest, as we lawyers say. While her 17 year old self probably wouldn't have thought it intrusive, I thought her 25 year old soccer mom self might.

Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open
Made by Flipped Out
Eyes Wide Open: The Human Cost of War, an exhibit created by the American Friends Committee, is a living memorial to the military personnel and civilians killed in Iraq - and a stark reminder of the human cost of war. It first opened in January 2004 with over 500 pairs of boots. Three years later, this memorial day weekend, over 3,400 pairs are included to represent the dead soldiers (3434 when I was there today). It's a very powerful exhibit to say the least.

Crown Fountain

Crown Fountain
Made by andy_shields
Jaume Plensa's Crown Fountain One of the 50 foot LED Crown Towers. This is another piece of amazing Chicago public art, primarily displaying images of local Chicagoans (from local schools, churches and community groups). About 1,000 faces of Chicagoans are shown in a random rotation. I suggest viewing on black - press L or click on the image for the Flickr light box. | Canon 40D | EF24-105L | 5.0sec @ f 22 |

2008 - 05 - 03 - red shoes & red skirt for the 117th annual Polish Constitution Day parade

2008 - 05 - 03 - red shoes & red skirt for the 117th annual Polish Constitution Day parade
Made by Mississippi Snopes (swamped by work)
The 117th annual Polish Consttution Day parade took place on May 3, 2008 along Columbus Drive in Chicago. It was a great day for fans of red and white (the colors of the Polish flag) and blondes. This cute little girl's parents spoke not a word of English -- only Polish -- during the 10 minutes I stood beside them. A lady came by during the parade handing little kids fistfuls of candy and the green gumball got dropped.

you don't have enough $$$

you don't have enough $$$
Made by seanbirm
June 12, 2011 ~ Trying to bribe his way backstage at the Front Porch Stage. Too slow to catch him with his money out trying to bribe the young man stationed at the back gate. He saw me taking his picture and mumbled something, I think he wanted me to take another one of him, which I of course did.

Indian Warrior

Indian Warrior
Made by Steve Hopson
Indian Warrior sculpture in Grant Park, Chicago, January 11, 2009. Sculptor Ivan Mestrovics sculpted the pair of horse-mounted Indian warriors in 1928. I know the title of this photo is not PC, but that is the official name of the statue. Besides, Native American Warrior does sound quite right.

Mud Morganfield

Mud Morganfield
Made by Viewminder
Mud Morganfield was gettin' into it on the Front Porch stage at Chicago's Blues Fest... Man... You need to see a color picture of Mud to do justice to that fine suit he was wearin' up there... the thing was a millinary masterpiece only a guy like Mud could wear... Put your sunglasses on now...

Buckingham Fountain's Blue Hour

Buckingham Fountain's Blue Hour
Made by topmedic
The 5th in my series of Buckingham Fountain shots. Shooting this Chicago landmark is almost cliche' because you see the pictures everywhere but it's a totally different feeling if you've made the shots yourself. View large

2010 Chicago Marathon

2010 Chicago Marathon
Made by DaveRoch
England's Richard Whitehead competing at the 2010 Chicago Marathon. More info. at: www.marathonchamp.com/. Additional Chicago Marathon photos at www.runmichigan.com.

miss take

miss take
Made by crazycousinchris
went downtown on a photo safari, i was lookin to get some hdr stuffs from union station but i never did find it. still the city always equals . this is my self walking back to the camera too figure out why the two second timer is taking so bloody long. ~153|365~

Illinois Central Electric Chicago 1968

Illinois Central Electric Chicago 1968
Made by Aynchent1
Taken where tracks went underground N end of Grant Park, most likely Monroe St. HS Ektachrome, Mamiya/Sekor 500DTL, 400mm telephoto (Tamron). Thanks to metraguy for helping me pinpoint the shot location.

diana+ 35mm01 scan 15

diana+ 35mm01 scan 15
Made by kellyhafermann
I bought a 35mm film adaptor for my diana+ camera. Since I can't see the film counter, I had to guess how far to wind the film after each shot, resulting in a series of double-exposures.

2010 Chicago Marathon

2010 Chicago Marathon
Made by DaveRoch
American Chad Johnson from Michigan based Hansons ODP at the 2010 Chicago Marathon. Additional photos at www.runmichigan.com.



Nearest places of interest:

Bowman statue
Congress Plaza Gardens
"South President's Court", part of Grant Park
Buckingham Memorial Fountain
  Seated Abraham Lincoln monument
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago- Fine Arts Section
Van Buren Street Station
Solti Gardens

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