I lived in Chicago from 2006 to 2009 and worked at the University of Chicago; I lived in the South Loop for two years and Lakeview for one. These were the days before Instagram and good-quality cell phone photos. Living in Chicago was a dream of mine since I was a little girl. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to live the big city life for those three years. I didn’t know a soul when I moved there — but I went to every museum, walked until my feet hurt, fell in and out of love, made friends, tried a million different restaurants, took thousands of photos, and became an expert on the CTA. Chicago will always be one of the greatest loves of my life.
Here are some photos that I love, in no particular order, but they don’t fit into any of my other Chicago posts.