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I Knew Chicago Was A Great City, But I Had No Idea It Looked This Stunning
Distractify ^ | 12/30/2014

Posted on 01/02/2014 7:03:48 AM PST by Borges



TOPICS: Arts/Photography
KEYWORDS: chicago
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1 posted on 01/02/2014 7:03:48 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Oops should be 12/13/2013


2 posted on 01/02/2014 7:04:03 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Mogadishu with snow...


3 posted on 01/02/2014 7:07:05 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Borges

I see dead people


4 posted on 01/02/2014 7:07:19 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Borges

It looks okay from a distance...


5 posted on 01/02/2014 7:07:48 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Borges

Landing in Chicago with some great views:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wWxHPOlERI


6 posted on 01/02/2014 7:08:29 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Borges

The skyscrapers hide the underlying toilet that it has become.


7 posted on 01/02/2014 7:08:31 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Borges

Everything looks great when you photoshop the hell out of it. So to speak.


8 posted on 01/02/2014 7:08:40 AM PST by ecomcon
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To: Joe 6-pack
LOL
9 posted on 01/02/2014 7:08:42 AM PST by Borges
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To: ltc8k6

Isn’t that Superman leaping a tall building in a single bound ?


10 posted on 01/02/2014 7:08:48 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Borges

Wait till after the fires.


11 posted on 01/02/2014 7:08:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ecomcon

Chicago looks great to the naked eye.


12 posted on 01/02/2014 7:08:59 AM PST by Borges
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To: ltc8k6

It’s a beautiful city.


13 posted on 01/02/2014 7:09:29 AM PST by Borges
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To: ecomcon
Not necessarily Photoshopped but certainly ideally photographed and post processed. Heck, Detroit has a beautiful skyline too.


14 posted on 01/02/2014 7:13:04 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Borges

As long as you don’t look too closely, or need to defend yourself, or ask about the city’s debt...


15 posted on 01/02/2014 7:15:28 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Borges
Chicago IS a beautiful city...as long as you stay in the clean and relatively safe city center...but make a wrong turn into one of the ‘hoods and you might think you fell through a wormhole to a 3rd world dung heap....
16 posted on 01/02/2014 7:16:03 AM PST by apillar
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To: ltc8k6

I work in the city and look closely every day.


17 posted on 01/02/2014 7:16:06 AM PST by Borges
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To: apillar

All big cities have slums.


18 posted on 01/02/2014 7:16:37 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Philly is lovely too...

http://christopherwink.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Philadelphia_skyline_sunset.jpg


19 posted on 01/02/2014 7:16:55 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Borges
At Night when you see the Light but not the Blight, it looks good.
Just like any whore with lots of makeup, bling and poor lighting.

20 posted on 01/02/2014 7:17:00 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Borges

My favorite drive since I was a kid was traveling south on Lake Shore Dr. near Division with the Drake Hotel and Michigan Ave in front of me and Oak St. Beach to the left. Beautiful especially at night.


21 posted on 01/02/2014 7:17:03 AM PST by bagadonutz (knuckledragger)
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To: Borges

The miracle of airbrushing.


22 posted on 01/02/2014 7:19:27 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Borges

It’s a great shot, with a combination of modern digital sensors and post processing.

I reserve the term “Photoshopped” for images that could not be done without some kind of layering from another image. The Chicago image does not have that, apparently. It probably was adjusted for contrast, fill lighting, horizon leveling and cropping.


23 posted on 01/02/2014 7:19:33 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: Borges

NO city...anywhere...is stunning.

Breeding holes of crime, and every vice...greed, hatred, sloth etc.


24 posted on 01/02/2014 7:19:34 AM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Borges

Great job photoshopping out all the dead bodies.


25 posted on 01/02/2014 7:20:12 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Borges

This week as the wind comes in off the lake and funnels through the concrete canyons, it is going to take a hearty soul to walk the streets of Chicago.


26 posted on 01/02/2014 7:20:14 AM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Borges

A beautiful city...north of Cermak and east of Halstead that is.


27 posted on 01/02/2014 7:20:53 AM PST by Clemenza (Lurking)
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To: Borges

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.


28 posted on 01/02/2014 7:22:12 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: ecomcon

Probably shot HDR. It’s a fine image.


29 posted on 01/02/2014 7:23:44 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Borges

The butt hole of the midwest.

Constipated with democrats, crime and gangbangers. Bad roads, bad smells and no hope of ever getting better.

Eventually chicago will fall into detroitism and we can bulldoze the place and start over.

To be fair I believe this is accurate for almost all cities. Any place democrats rule turns into crap.


30 posted on 01/02/2014 7:24:50 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Borges

I love to visit Chicago. Last time there (in October) we did the Chicago River Architecture Tour...just fantastic.


31 posted on 01/02/2014 7:24:54 AM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: bagadonutz

32 posted on 01/02/2014 7:25:07 AM PST by bagadonutz (knuckledragger)
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To: ThomasMore
Breeding holes of crime, and every vice...greed, hatred, sloth etc.

Cities always have been. Even in the bible cities are vice ridden hell holes.
33 posted on 01/02/2014 7:25:38 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Borges

I have taken a boat ride that focuses on the city’s architecture. It is very impressive. And certainly going to the top of the Sears/Willis and Hancock buildings adds another element.


34 posted on 01/02/2014 7:26:15 AM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Borges
So is Indianapolis, a whole lot safer and user friendly as well...


35 posted on 01/02/2014 7:30:19 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Except in this case the’ pig’ is one of the world’s great metropolitan centers.


36 posted on 01/02/2014 7:30:29 AM PST by Borges
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To: John O

Let me guess, you’ve never been there?


37 posted on 01/02/2014 7:30:57 AM PST by Borges
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To: apillar

First time I was there I did exactly that. Instead of taking the freeway I decided to take a “shortcut”

I’ll NEVER do that again!


38 posted on 01/02/2014 7:33:42 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: ltc8k6
It looks okay from a distance...

It looks progressively worse (pun intended) the closer one gets to it.

39 posted on 01/02/2014 7:35:52 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Abathar

“So is Indianapolis, a whole lot safer and user friendly as well...”

As long as you are not a black male on the east side of town or a white female to the north.


40 posted on 01/02/2014 7:36:21 AM PST by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: Borges

The downtown, lakefront, and many of the neighborhoods of Chicago are great. I’ve lived in the area for 30 years and prefer it over any other large American city.

The Chicago political establishment has tacitly — and sometimes not so tacitly — supported segregation of the city. So, not very far from the downtown are some pretty dangerous and ugly ghettos. It’s been that way for years.

There are a few integrated neighborhoods. And, of course, they’re pretty dicey for everyone. I have a friend who lives in Rogers Park, an integrated neighborhood bordering Evanston. On the phone with her, I frequently hear police sirens.


41 posted on 01/02/2014 7:37:48 AM PST by vekzen
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To: Borges

That is a beautiful picture!


42 posted on 01/02/2014 7:38:25 AM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Borges

This person must not spend any time on the ground there.


43 posted on 01/02/2014 7:38:49 AM PST by dforest
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To: Borges

I’m stuned


44 posted on 01/02/2014 7:38:55 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Abathar

It’s hard to believe but per capita Indianaopolis has a higher murder rate than Chicago.


45 posted on 01/02/2014 7:40:16 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Borges

I spent many a day at that first tall building to the left of that bean ... Health Care Services Corp. (Blue Cross and Blue Shield).

46 posted on 01/02/2014 7:40:37 AM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Borges; Inyokern; carlo3b; andysandmikesmom; ThreePuttinDude; Chi-townChief
I Knew Chicago Was A Great City, But I Had No Idea It Looked This Stunning

I knew it. I grew up in it. In Chicago, in the city. I loved it. Wonderful place to grow up. Back then. Now I'm not so sure. When I go back to visit, I see that the old neighborhood isn't what it used to be. I grew up riding the bus and the El all the time. Now I would be taking my life in my hands. And it's so hard and so expensive to park downtown anymore. Still, Chicago has a lot going for it, in spite of all the Democrats.

47 posted on 01/02/2014 7:41:34 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Native Chicagoan, north side of the city, now living in St. Louis)
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To: Borges

Any place North of the Mason-Dixon sux.


48 posted on 01/02/2014 7:42:19 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Azeem

All cities have their bad spots, but compared to Chicago Indy is much nicer imho.

I live S. of it about 25 miles, never felt unsafe anywhere in the city except over by the fairgrounds one night. (I don’t even step foot downtown during the Black Expo though, all bets are off when the sun goes down then I will admit...)


49 posted on 01/02/2014 7:43:19 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: traderrob6

Lots of cities have a higher murder rate than Chicago. There are a lot of murders, but there’s a whole heck of a lot of people.


50 posted on 01/02/2014 7:43:34 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Native Chicagoan, north side of the city, now living in St. Louis)
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