I look at things now. Before starting this photo blog I would walk down streets in my own world -- seeing my surroundings but not really looking.
Now I look. A lot. There's much to see!
For example, this is a bas-relief that is on a building at North and Pulaski. I tried some online searches to see if I could find more information about this scene, but was unsuccessful. It has a "shipping industry" look to it. The people on the left look like they are unloading cargo via a rope ladder. The guy in front has an anchor on his chest.
There are many of these throughout Chicago and I know I've passed by several but never really looked all that closely at them. Now, I want to find out more about them.