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  1. morydd

    morydd TPF Noob!

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    Where can you get the best pizza, the best hotdogs, the best football team, the best baseball team, that other baseball team on the south side, the best architechture, the best people, the best hereditary monarchy in North America...?

    Yup. The Windy City. The City of Broad Shoulders, Chi-Town.

    So we should get together here. I know Corry has some stuff in the works, but I thought I'd get the ball rolling. This is the place to express interest, preferences, and ideas for shooting locations.

    Here are a few:
    Lincoln Park Zoo (It's Free!)
    Millenium Park (home of the Cloud Gate (aka The Bean))
    Garfield Park Conservatory

    (The sooner we can set dates, the better for me, as I work weekends and have to request off as far in advance as possible)
     
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    I made the proper corrections for you!! but other then that, you are spot on my friend!!




    I would also vote for the planetarium. great skyline shots.

    count me in :thumbup:
     
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    I'm sorry, you are incorrect in your corrections. Morydd had it right to begin with.

    As for the meetup that is already in the works...we are hoping for early May....however, we recently found out that may not be possible. Joe will be doing an internship at some point this summer, and we do not yet know when. It will depend on that. The DAY we find out for sure, we will figure out exact dates for the meetup. It WILL happen this summer...it's just a matter of finding out when.
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Oh...and as for locations...I'd REALLY like to see some parts of the city that I haven't seen before...I have mostly just seen downtown and the touristy areas...Michigan Ave, Navy Pier, the fountain (Ok, I haven't seen the fountain ON yet)....I DO want to see those things, but I would really like to discover new areas that those of us that don't live there might not ever find. Oh, and I haven't done the zoo yet, but I've been meaning too...that would be great!
     
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    Well... we do have the best public transportation system in the world. And by best I mean most interesting. And by interesting I mean...
    The Garfield Park Conservatory is a bit off the beaten path.
    I could take you to my neighborhood, but while it's not somewhere you'd likely find on your own, it also not somewhere you're likely to want to find on your own.
    There's a Lilly garden at the zoo, as well as a small conservatory. It's easy to kill a full day there. There's Chinatown, Greektown, Swedetown...

    Here's a site that might provide some inspiration: http://chicagouncommon.com/
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I've never been to a Chinatown or a greektown or an anything town....and always wanted to see what it was like....I know pretty much where Chinatown is in Chicago, cuz my metra train goes right through it on my way in....but didn't know if it was a safe area...so, since I always come alone, I've never gone.

    I'll check that site out when I get a chance.
     
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    chinatown is completely safe. as is greektown and little italy
     
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    I wish!

    No, I just stumbled across the site once and have visited regularly ever since.
     
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    Is this still a viable plan? In any case, I'm probably going to be in Chicago the weekend after next, so I'll be looking for interesting places to shoot. Is there anything else exceptionally worthwhile up there? I've never been there, so, I'm quite curious.

    Thanks.
     
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    when you guys decide plz tell me :) im very interested in taking photos i recently bought a camera :)
     
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    Count me in, I'm just 50 miles away and would really be up for a shoot in the city.
     

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