A Weekend In Chicago

It's been a few years since I was last in Chicago (thank you pandemic), so when my good friend Louise, also a photographer, suggested we do a meet up there, I jumped at it. A late summer weekend, eating good food, catching up and of course, taking all the pictures. One thing I love about a personal trip, is I allow myself the freedom to take pictures for me. It's my time to experiment and try new things. Test out new cameras and find new ways to capture sights I've seen and visited a hundred times.

We made sure to stop by some old favorites, like Little Goat Diner for breakfast, but tried out new spots (for us) like Tabu. We stopped by the Chicago History Museum to view an exhibit on photographer Vivian Maier which was absolutely perfect for us, especially as it poured rain outside. And of course we visited the downtown film mecca, Central Camera. Once it finally cleared up a bit, we took to the streets to capture the views of downtown Chicago. The Wrigley Building is an all-time favorite of mine, so I had us venture that way to capture the river walk a bit.

All-in-all it was a perfect little weekend. Good food, good friends, lots of picture taking, some tasty cocktails and back to our hotel early enough to read our books. That's my kind of weekend away. Louise, where are we going next?!?