You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.-Maya Angelou
Chicago's weather has taken a drastic turn for the chilly. (It was a system-shocking 15 degrees when I took the dog out the other morning.) And such wintry weather really divides the masses into two schools of thought — first, the bury-your-head-in-a-scarf-and-hibernate-for-the-next-four-months city dwellers; and then the much smaller batch of make-the-best-of-it-while-attempting-to-venture-outside-occasionally believers.
One perk of my day job is getting to work inside this beauty. Chicago's Jeweler's Building (named for the building's car elevator that allowed safe transit to jewelry sellers) was constructed in 1927 and remains as a designated city landmark. The Jeweler's Building is located downtown, right across from the Trump Tower. I love this shot for the juxtaposition of new and old, with the Trump's shiny, sleek, industrial body in direct contrast to the Jeweler's antique, deco facade.
The weather outside is frightful. At least across most of the continental U.S. it is. Though the snow has me excited for the holiday season, every now and then I am nostaligic for the beautiful color of autumn in the city. Here's a shot from my neighborhood during the peak of fall that instantly makes me want to break out my art supplies.
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