Open House Chicago, 2019 edition, proved almost as exciting as the previous two annual events I’ve attended. Sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the weekend-long viewing opens hundreds of building interiors to the public, who might otherwise never have the chance to view them.
My favorites this year: The Nederlander Theater (formerly the Oriental, a 1920s movie palace) and the more modern interiors of the 333 North Michigan Avenue Building, offering stunning views over Chicago’s skyline.
This year, I learned to pace myself, confine myself to the downtown area, and not to scurry madly all over the city in an orgy of architectural indulgence. I also took breaks whenever my feet got sore. In short, I concentrated on quality over quantity.
As a side note, I’m learning better how to adjust the color temperature settings in my camera for interior photography, not always an easy thing to accomplish.