During the bleak winter months, when the trees are bare, you sometimes notice things in the city that you might not during the summer months when everything is in bloom.
The holiday season has come to an end; most of the Christmas decorations in the city are down and will soon be but a memory. Below are some new pictures from around the South Loop at the beginning of 2011.
|The clock is back, replacing the Christmas tree in the lobby of the Chicago Hilton and Towers, but they didn't center it on the rug!|
|Is there an election coming up in Chicago?|
|Buses line up along Harrison during the morning rush hour|
|Theodore Thomas Memorial: "The Spirit of Music" at Balbo and S. Michigan Ave. in Grant Park|
|A dog walker in Grant Park during the early morning|
|Civil War general John A. Logan stands guard at Michigan Ave. and 9th St. General Logan lived at 2119 S. Calumet Ave.|