The Weekly Photo Challenge from the folks on The Daily Post at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/photo-challenge-juxtaposition/ is Juxtaposition.
The city of Chicago is full of juxtapositions and nowhere more so than in it’s architecture. 3,000 gallons of paint were used to add these whales to the eastern wall of a building on North Michigan Avenue.
These Doric-style columns, part of the Millennium Monument in Wrigley Square at the northwest corner of Millennium Park, stand out against the modern backdrop of high-rise buildings in downtown Chicago.
The original Chicago Stock Exchange entry arch at the east entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago shown in contrast to the skyscrapers that surround it.
The Chicago Water Tower, built in 1869 and one of only a few structures to survive the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, is dwarfed by much higher and more modern buildings.
An botanical oasis in the heart of the city, The Lurie Gardens, part of Millennium Park, appear as a welcome contrast to the buildings that make up the Chicago skyline.