Lighting the way…

The morning light snuck into this narrow passageway between apartment buildings; a common element in Chicago’s residential areas. Usually one goes down a few steps to get from one place to another and finishes by walking up a few more steps. When walking past such entraces it’s important to pay attention so you don’t accidently mis-step into one of these stairways. My eyes caught the colors and textures in this small scene including the moss on the bricks adding a contrast to the neutral tones. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

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Glimpse of Chicago architecture…

This view from Maggie Daley’s Playground, of Chicago’s Millennium Park and Lake Michigan shows the diversity in architectural design found in this people diverse city. CLICK the image above for great information from Chicago’s Artchitectual to Foundation. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

The old and the new stand together. Here Cloud Gate, aka the Bean, is surrounded by many building’s of downtown Chicago. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Old designs in turn-of-the-century buildings are more frequently decorated with murals done by artists of today. Recently a campaign made sure that such murals weren’t removed “accidentally; they are not tagging or graffiti. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Details in building’s too often go unnoticed as passers-by focus on pedestrian and vehicle traffic and weather conditions. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

The Pritzker Pavillion is host to free concerts throughout the year, in Chicago’s Millennium Park. The design itself is worthy of a visit. It is also viewable in the first image of this post; on the far left; it encompasses both permanent seats as well as lawn seating under the open architecture. Copyrightela Breitberg

It seems that design was more a priority in the olden days of yore; even for a pumping station. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Not to be overlooked are view encompassing closer looks at the juxtaposition of architecture and their unique designs; accompanied by mandatory safety features such as a firescape. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Views of design include interiors. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

One of the magnificent carvings on Michigan Avenue’s bridge posts across the Chicago River next to the original Fort Dearborn location. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

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Blended designs…

Building design is the art of an architect. Observing building details, both inside and outside is a pastime of students, historians, engineers, and appreciative novices. The compressed population of buildings in downtown Chicago yields unplanned design elements. Quality of these inadvertent designs are left to the observer, professional and amateur.

Reflected and virtual patterns of downtown Chicago architecture. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Old and new blended together. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

Confusion and simplicity. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Symmetrical but separate design elements. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg.

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