A Chicago Motor Coach Company tour bus sits in gridlock on Michigan Ave. in front of the Water Tower. Archival photo source: U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, Library of Congress LC-USF33- 016110-M5
The side of the bus reads “See Chicago The City Beautiful.” Beautiful indeed! I first fell in love with Chicago’s architecture through the book Nightmares In The Sky with photos by f-stop Fitzgerald. The book features fabulous shots of gargoyles “hidden” in plain sight many of which are in the “Windy City.” That keen photographic awareness was a big influence on my first coffee table book in-sight.
A great photo tip for Chicago is to take the a double-decker, hop on/hop off bus tour. It’s a great way to get around to some of the best locales in Chicago and you get great elevation shooting above traffic and pedestrians.