Monument to the Great Northern Migration
Alison Saar’s bronze figure is a testament to the thousands of African Americans who migrated to Chicago in the early 20th century in search of greater freedom and opportunity. The traveler’s hand is raised in salutation to his new home. In his other hand he carries a worn suitcase symbolic of his journey, dreams and talents.
The figure is facing north, symbolizing the traveler’s destination.
My mother’s family was a part of that migration. My father’s family came to Chicago years earlier.
Holy Name Cathedral opened in 1874 and became the seat of the Archdiocese of Chicago. It was built after the Chicago Fire destroyed the Cathedral of St. Mary. An attic fire closed it for most of 2008 and 2009. It’s Midnight Mass on Christmas is broadcast around the world via WGN TV.
The celebration of the Cubs winning the World Series in Grant Park today. All these people have to leave and go home when it’s all over. That’s chaos.
This is Mercy Hospital. Best know for their treatment of the heart. It is within walking distance of where I live.
All is quiet on Michigan Avenue in Chicago at 6:30 AM.
I was trying to shoot the bubbles that the mother was blowing. Didn’t notice that one child was trying to catch them while the other was running away.
One of the many faces that appear on the Crown Fountain in Chicago’s Millennium Park.
The Chicago skyline is my muse. I have captured it close up, from a distance (which is this shot), at night, as the sun was going down, on a cloudy day, in bright sunlight and fog. It never gets old.