When assembling images for our show, “Moments and Souls” I forgot to include this one. If we ever decide to publish a book I will have to include it. It is a perfect moment captured in front of the Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago’s Millennium Park. The sculpture is affectionately called The Bean by Second City residents.
This young lady placed a lot of trust in the crowd as she jumped from her boyfriend’s shoulders into their waiting arms.
My daughter asked me to find a suitable image for a site she is working on involving the city of Chicago. I sent her some images and once again was struck with the beauty of this building which is symbolic of the Second City.
When ground was broken for the Wrigley Building in 1920, there were no major office buildings north of the Chicago River. The Michigan Avenue Bridge was still under construction. Today this magnificent architectural structure is a symbol of the great city of Chicago and a National Landmark. It is a true art deco masterpiece and rivals the Empire State Building in New York as a symbol of that style.
I understand that the origins of the swastika go back a long time in history. The earliest swastika known has been found in Mezine, Ukraine. It is carved on a late paleolithic figurine of mammoth ivory, being dated as early as about 10,000 BC. I also know that this building was built in Chicago in the early 1900’s long before Nazis. Maybe it is my Jewish heritage but I couldn’t live in this building and wonder why the owners didn’t remove this a long time ago. Could you live here? To see more of my photojournalistic work, click here.