“I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighborhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets.”
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Last night I attended a lecture and opening for photographer, Michael Wolf, at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Michael's series, Transparent City, uniquely profiles Chicago architecture. Some buildings are captured from a voyeuristic point of view - seeing the lives inside as microcosms to themselves.

I enjoy the peek into high-rise and workspace windows:

On a recent walk through the South Loop, I was captivated by an ampersand symbol in a window. I would have benefited from a telephoto lens, but I think it's made charming by the addition of text.

Also check out Michael's Architecture of Density - a study of the "urban dynamics of the complex culture" of Hong Kong.