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A photoessay on Christmas in Chicago, 2007

 -by Lynn Becker

  Chicago, its neighborhoods and suburbs, is so big it would take a book to capture its celebration of Christmas, so here's just a few selected shots of Chicago's city center during the holiday season of 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Magic of America, by Marion Mahony Griffin

 

Macy's, former Marshall Fields, Christmas, 2007

Marshall Fields, Macy's Chicago

Michigan Avenue Bridge House, Chicago, Christmas 2007

Michigan Avenue Bridge House, Trump Tower in background

Naked Fir Trees, Trump International Hotel and Towers, Chicago

Naked evergreens, Trump Tower

Trump Tower, Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building

Trump Tower and Wrigley Building, with Tribune Tower between them
(that's Sam Zell waving from the top center window)

Atrium, Santa Fe Building, Chicago, Burnham and Company, architects

Santa Fe (Railway Exchange) Building, Burnham & Company, architects

Crate and Barrel store, Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Christmas 2007

Crate and Barrel store, Michigan Avenue

iPod Nutcrackers, Apple Store, Chicago, Christmas, 2007

Today's Nutcracker doesn't go anywhere without his iPod

State Street subway decorations, Chicago, 2007

Subway entrance decorations, State Street

Art Institute of Chicago, Christmas, 2007

Two very different lions, at the Art Institute . . .

Christmas lion, Peninsula Hotel, Chicago

. . . and at the Peninsula Hotel

North Avenue Bridge, Chicago, Christmas, 2007

The new North Avenue Bridge over the Chicago River, the city's first
hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge, HNTB and Muller and Muller, architects

Marina City, Christmas, 2007

Marina City

Snow Globe, Chicago, Christmas, 2007

Lawn snow globe, North Center

Chicago Water Tower, Christmas, 2007

Park at the Water Tower

Horse, Water Tower, Chicago, Christmas, 2007

Horsey

Music Box Theater, Chicago, Christmas, 2007

Rechristened for the holiday, the Music Ox Theater on Southport

Tiffany and Company Reindeer window, Chicago, Christmas, 2007

Shop windows at Tiffany & Company

Tiffany window, Chicago, Christmas, 2007

Tiffany and Company, Merry Go Round window, Chicago, Christmas 2007

Millennium Park Skating Rink, Christmas, 2007

Ice skating beneath Da Bean at Millennium Park

The Picasso Statue contemplates the Christmas Tree in Daley Plaza

The Picasso Sculpture contemplates the Christmas Tree in Daley Plaza

Harry Carey statue, Wrigley Field, Chicago, Christmas, 2007

Alright, let me hear you now!
Ah, One, and a Two . . .
Take me out to the manger,
Take me out to the barn . . .
Hey! Did you know that Wenceslas spelled backwards is "SALSECNEW"!

Chicago skyline, Christmas, 2007

Peace Symbol, Chicago, Christmas 2007

 

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