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
Chicago skyline with residential neighborhoods: brick apartment buildings, bungalows…
Chicago at night, from Navy Pier with its famous Ferris wheel; Lake Point Towers loom in the background.
Urban park: Maggie Daley Park
Architectural wonders, 19th century to 21st…
And of course, the Chicago River!
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.
And who can forget the 2016 World Series Champions, the CHICAGO CUBS!! (Sorry, White Sox fans.)
These are the familiar, quintessential sights of the city I’ve grown to love (except in the winter)!