One city has the key to the door of my heart

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Today I wanted to join in with Norm’s Thursday Doors feature for the first time. I enjoy it each week and though the photos from my little camera can’t hold a candle to his, I wanted to share the ones that featured doors.

This is part a of part 1 of a walking tour I am taking through Chicago with my husband. My stamina could be better so we are taking it in pieces, and on this trip we walked a circle from the train station on Canal Street up Madison, a bit of a skirt through Monroe, then to Michigan Avenue. On the way back, we took Washington because he lost his set of photos from our last visit to Daley Plaza when a computer died. Yes, back-up would have been wise. Let’s not reopen that wound.

I took a few pictures and looked for benches to sit or walls to lean so I could scribble a few verses to take home with me–while he took his hundreds of pictures. I just like to be there. But I did get a few photos to share.

St Peter's Catholic Church
St. Peter’s–110 W. Madison

The sunshine was unrelenting, but kind when it came to photographs. I get a kick out of light and shadow. I especially loved this view of the cross above the door when I looked up.

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After lunch, we continued walking east down Monroe.

ThePrivateBank Theatre, 22 W Monroe St

It was originally The Majestic Theater, primarily a vaudeville house, opened in 1906.

Majestic 2

Not far away at 101 S. State Street was Kay Jewelers, around the corner from the Palmer house with these unexpected, one-of-a-kind doors.

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And a close-up:


Around the corner, we walked into The Palmer House because I wanted to show my husband the marble interior.

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Inside we found this companion Peacock door, an apparent opening to the lobby, which was closed while we were there.

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I hope you enjoyed a peek at one corner of Chicago. I’ll save some for next week.




7 thoughts on “One city has the key to the door of my heart

  1. I finally get to say: Welcome to #ThursdayDoors! :-D
    Awesome stuff. You’ll see, it really isn’t a photography thing as much as a chance to share little snapshots of where we live or our travels.
    That St. Peter’s entrance is stunning, and the world-famous Peacock doors in the Palmer House are absolute classics. So glad you decided to join us this week. I look forward to seeing what else you found on your walking tour :-)

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