Sunday, May 16, 2010
Chicago Photo Two
Today's photo is from the Old Water Tower on Michigan Ave. Located at the north end of the "Miracle Mile" the building is one of the few that survived the Chicago Fire of 1871. The building usually hosts a free photographic exhibit that changes every few months. Since it was free it was right up our alley.
To get inside we had to dodge 8-10 protesters who had gathered to complain about the treatment of the animals used for the carriages that gather around the block. While I was walking around the building looking for a way in I watched a hipster protester chase a carriage screaming "Shame on You! Shame on You!" before dropping a homosexual slur on the driver. Crazy hippies.
Once inside Hamel and I weren't too impressed with the current exhibit, but I did notice a couple of old water fountains that were adorned with lion heads. I snapped a couple of photos before I heard the rent-a-guard warn a couple about the "no photography" policy. Whoops, must of missed that on the way in.
The Chicago Water Tower is located on Michigan Ave between Chicago and Pearson Street. It's about two blocks south of the John Hancock Building. Admission is free, exhibits rotate every few months.