The Other Chicago


I had a recent conversation with a friend in which I said I’m sorry that tourists miss out on the Other Chicago, the part I can’t live without:

Driving down Lake Street. Waiting in line FOREVER for a Rainbow Cone. The Garfield Park Fieldhouse presenting as a tiny gold speck on the horizon westbound down Madison.  All the neighborhood murals.  Anyway, this reminded me of my intent to see a film called The Architect (2006).  It is a movie shot here in Chicago that I completely missed.  Starring Anthony LaPaglia, Viola Davis, Isabella Rossellini and Hayden Panettiere , LaPaglia’s character is an Architect who is confronted by residents of the Housing Projects he designed.  Drama ensues.  Click here for the trailer.

About ayanacontreras

i love the transportive powers of sound. i am a radio host/producer, DJ, Sound designer, 45rpm collector, and art lover living in the city of wind. View all posts by ayanacontreras

2 responses to “The Other Chicago

  • scaleagency

    I find the shot of Lake Street is very interesting. What I really like is the leading line and repetition of form. Your blog has a lot to offer. Keep it up!

  • ayanacontreras

    Lake Street is so striking, honestly, it’s hard not to take a good shot (especially when you keep in mind basic principles of perspective). I absolutely love that street! Thanks for checking out my blog!

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