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New Chicago Black and White Photos Collection

Chicago Icons in Black and White

The photos in the Chicago Black and White collection include some of Chicago’s most popular and iconic attractions. Black and white can totally change the character of a photo. So I’ve transformed photos of the Chicago skyline, skyscrapers, Wrigley Field, Union Station, Chicago Theatre, Buckingham Fountain, The Bean Cloud Gate, Sears Tower / Willis Tower, Field Museum, Picasso Sculpture and more.

The editing in this collection has been applied consistently across all photos in the series. These photos would be useful for a project such as prints for decorating an office.

Currently there are about 50 photos in the collection and I’ll add more soon.

Wrigley Field sign in black and white. Wrigley Field is home of the Chicago Cubs and was built in 1914 making it one of the oldest baseball stadiums in the United States. (Paul Velgos)

Wrigley Field sign in black and white.

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Cincinnati Glencoe-Auburn Place

Cincinnati Glencoe-Auburn Place Hotel and Row Houses

Glencoe-Auburn Place in Cincinnati is unlike anything I’ve seen before. It’s almost like a different world. And if you weren’t looking for it you’d never know it was there. You’re driving through comfy Cincinnati¬†Mount Auburn suburbia and take a turn down a rather normal looking street. Within a block you think you’ve run into a movie set for an end-of-the-world apocalypse movie. Abandoned boarded up buildings, graffiti, weeds taller than people, and broken windows. The Glencoe-Auburn complex was built in the late 1800’s and consists of row house apartment buildings and the Glencoe-Auburn Hotel. Originally designed for the wealthy, by the mid-1900’s it was mainly inhabited by low income tenants and had fallen into disrepair and was later abandoned. In the early 2000’s it was recognized as a historic district. These are part of my Cincinnati photo gallery.

It’s eerie. Ominous. And great for pictures.

Abandoned Glencoe-Auburn Hotel in Cincinnati Ohio. The Glencoe-Auburn Hotel and Glencoe-Auburn Place Row Houses were built in the late 1800's and are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The complex is currently abandoned and in extremely poor condition. (Paul Velgos)


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