Quintessential Chicago

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge this week is the word quintessential. She writes: “According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, quintessential means perfectly typical or representative of a particular kind of person or thing.”

Typical Chicago? Skyscrapers, Sears (Now Willis) Tower, Navy Pier, Chicago River, architecture…

Chicago skyline, including Willis Tower
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Chicago skyline with residential neighborhoods: brick apartment buildings, bungalows…
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Chicago at night, from Navy Pier with its famous Ferris wheel; Lake Point Towers loom in the background.
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Urban park: Maggie Daley Park
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Architectural wonders, 19th century to 21st…
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Merchandise Mart

And of course, the Chicago River!
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Oh, one more thing: pigeons! There are pigeons everywhere in Chicago! On a cold November day, a few gather around the Eternal Flame to keep warm.
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And who can forget the 2016 World Series Champions, the CHICAGO CUBS!! (Sorry, White Sox fans.)
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These are the familiar, quintessential sights of the city I’ve grown to love (except in the winter)!

3 thoughts on “Quintessential Chicago

  1. Our daughter and her husband live in Chicago, so we visit frequently. These photos certainly take me there. The pigeons made me chuckle. :)Thanks for joining the challenge!

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