Photos of the Day: Early October in the Loop




Saturday afternoon in early October.  Overcast skies cast everything in unflattering gray tones. No warm autumn colors to inspire. Fear of Chicago’s inexorible march to winter. The Citadel Building’s imposing vertical lines.  People moving perceptively slower past Picasso’s ironwork. Birds happy to take a free meal from an outstretched hand. Final days of looking skyward before walking bent-forward and downcast in the face of cold winds. I feel the chill, snap the shots, and move on.