Today’s featured photo of the day! The feature is: Architecture – The Buildings of Chicago, Illinois

Here is today’s featured photo presentation of a great pair the 1980’s style streetlamp in front of the 281 North Franklin Street Building that resides on the south side of Wacker Drive, cross street opposite the Merchandise Mart in Downtown Chicago. To let the summer months REALLY shine, I am featuring fine photos of great architecture, so we can continue to honor the brighter side of life this year. Part 3 features the beauty of The Buildings of Chicago, Illinois, which also includes fine architecture like the building at 281 N Franklin St, which has no direct name. This is the building furthest west going down the south side where several buildings in a row have very similar architecture. This particular shot is looking up and east from Franklin Street’s side of the building right near the intersection from the crosswalk a couple hours before sunset. I took the photo while coming out of the famous Shutan Camera, probably the most famous of all Chicago camera shops in those days, a shop with constant television commercials, especially on the famous Tribune owned WGN-TV. It is sections of sectional architecture that make the City of Chicago that are very seamless and enchanting, and among several examples of the great staples throughout Chicago, making the great city of Chicago it’s very own, and a great place to visit for a vacation! Date – July 1981.
281 North Franklin Street Building Chicago 1981Photo taken with a Nikon EM-through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=Polarizer, Aperture=22 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/125th second, loaded with Ilford FP-4 Black & White 135 Negative Film ISO (ASA) 125 (fine grain) processed with D-76 Processing Chemicals, and a fiber paper print using the Kodak Professional “warm-tone” enlargement paper developed with Kodak Dektol chemicals onto a 3½x5″ matte-gloss print. Date – July 1981.

Video courtesy of The Museum of Classic Chicago Television www.FuzzyMemories.TV – Donations are welcome!
Museum dedicated to preservation of local television commercials — reached $5,302.00 of their $10,000.00 goal with 119 days left!

Another fine Architectural photograph to follow very soon: Feature – Part 3: The Buildings of Chicago, Illinois. It is going to be quite a summer, so join me ALL summer long! 


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