Now that we’re home, it is time to show you more details of our Route 66 Tour. This will be done in order. You will see more photos and commentary. I hope you enjoy it. We are starting in downtown Chicago.
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The Eastern Terminus
The eastern terminus of Route 66 is in downtown Chicago. Originally, Route 66 began on Jackson Blvd. at Michigan Ave. in 1926. Later it was moved a block over to Adams Street. Today, Adams is one way heading west, while Michigan is one way heading east. As a result, there is a “Start” and an “End” in Chicago.
If you are in Chicago, and looking for the start, find the Art Institute. It is across the street on the corner at Adams Street.
It will cost you about $25 to park downtown, but if you really want to see Route 66, you will do a lot of walking. As a result, I recommend you park and head down Adams Street and then cut over to Jackson Blvd. and walk back.
Some Old, Some New
You will see both old and new downtown. Sears (now Willis) Tower is on Route 66, as well as buildings that were around in the 1920s. Because of this mixture of old and new, you have to look for the nostalgic stuff.
All along Route 66 we met people who were friendly and supportive of our adventure. Street photography is all about capturing the candid expressions of everyday street life. A form of art in itself, street photography isn’t posed. As a result, it’s voyeuristic nature shows what really happens.
Art Created and Accidental
I love the visuals of big cities, as well as Route 66. In big cities you have artwork someone created, and you have artwork that’s accidental. Here’s both in downtown Chicago.
A special thanks to Warner 5 Color and Bay Photo on this part of our trip.