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date January 24, 2010 location Chicago, IL

Today. This would be Violet Hour in Wicker Park, and the end of Bar Week in my photostream. Thanks for all of the positive comments that I have gotten on this on my flickr page! As far as neighborhoods go, I covered Rush/Division, West Loop, River North, Lakeview, and Wicker Park. I will probably be doing a restaurant week where I will take a picture a day of different Chicago restaurants soon, so stay tuned for that. One thing that I learned is that I should try to do a bit more research about the cool places and try to schedule a time to shoot, to avoid having people in the pictures (see this picture). Also, quite a few places turned me down when I asked if I could shoot them, I learned it's easier to just shoot and not ask.

Violet Hour is such a cool place that they don't need any signs indicating their location. I walked along the 1500 block of Damen for a good 10 minutes before finally asking someone in a nearby restaurant. He informed me that the bar was in an unmarked building with no signs or lights. So cool...

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Violet Hour in Wicker Park.