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Old January 22nd, 2005, 09:00 AM   #1
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A Stroll in the Snow

Hey all, at about 10:45, I got a wild hair up my a**, pulled on my long-johns and snow boots, and I went out for a walk in the snow. I tried to get to Millennium Park before they closed at 11:00, but literally as I was snapping my first pic of one of the faces at the Plensa Fountain, they shut it off for the night. Damn!!!

Oh well, here are some of the pics I took tonight... Sorry if a couple of them are blurry, my digicam is an old fashioned 2 megapixel thing that dosn't do well at night, especially when it is dumping snow everywhere.

Millennuim Park before I got kicked out.




Madison Street from Wabash looking West


Wabash and Madison








No explanation needed...




I then decided to take a walk over to Daley Plaza for a look at the Picasso. The lighting was much better there.






And outside my door...
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Old January 22nd, 2005, 09:18 AM   #2
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Nice, the snow looks so peaceful, and I guess the fact that not many people are out and about. You also captured the corner (Togos) with I met up with one of your city's forumers (pip) during my visit to Chicago back in September. Thanks for you sharing.
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Old January 22nd, 2005, 09:42 AM   #3
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Awesome. I can't wait for the morning when there is 8+" on the ground. Walking around in the earling morning by yourself with a fresh blanket of snow is so peaceful.

Okay, I just poked my head outside to see what was happening. I live on Addison just east of Western and Addison is a "snow route" that requires all parked cars off of it by 2 AM for plowing. Anyway, the only cars on the street are a cab spinning its tires, an H2 just sitting there and some modified Honda that looks like it is straight out of "The Fast and The Furious" (also spinning its tires). Hilarious.

I have to laugh at places like North Carolina that shut the whole state down when there is an inch of snow. I also even have to laugh at places like Chicago that get concerned when 12" of snow fall. Head up to the upper penninsula of Michigan and they don't start caring about a snowstorm until two feet is on the ground.

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Old January 22nd, 2005, 11:03 AM   #4
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We just got banged all day by snow here in Minneapolis. I had the balls to go driving in it at 2 AM. There is going to be more tomorrow because of all the drifting - something to look forward to.
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Old January 22nd, 2005, 02:50 PM   #5
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i can't see any pics

*edit* by copy and pasteing the link of the pic into a new window it's possible to see the pics.

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Old January 22nd, 2005, 05:48 PM   #6
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I tried that and still can't see any pics
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Old January 22nd, 2005, 07:11 PM   #7
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I just uploaded the pics to Imageshack, so let's try this again...

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Old January 22nd, 2005, 07:45 PM   #8
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Nice shots! Thanks for going outside and freezing your ass off for us.
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Old January 22nd, 2005, 07:52 PM   #9
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those shots are great! I love snow.

savethewtc, your gonna have to take some snow covered NYC shots once you get the full blast from this storm.
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Old January 22nd, 2005, 08:37 PM   #10
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those shots are great! I love snow.

savethewtc, your gonna have to take some snow covered NYC shots once you get the full blast from this storm.
lol - No guarantees, they mentioned 12-16 inches dropping.
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Old January 24th, 2005, 07:57 PM   #11
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Awesome pics, I love snow...probably because we never get it.
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Old January 26th, 2005, 12:35 AM   #12
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Amazing pix, they remind me of some great moments I had in Chicago...
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