There are very few large cities that I have visited more than 2 or 3 times. I've been to New York City twice. I have been the Orlando probably 5 or 6 times. I have been to Dallas and Memphis more times than I can count....but those are within spitting distance of Little Rock, so they hardly count. St. Louis is one I have visited 5 or 6 times. Paris I have visited twice...though it was in the same trip :)
But Chicago...Chicago is a city that I have visited 2-3 times a year for the last 13 years. Every time the place feels more and more like home. People are always shocked that a girl from the south that work her way around a metro system and the downtown streets (ok...that sounds way worse than what I intended).
I hardly have to think of a reason to just get up and go to Chicago. But this past weekend found me there for two reasons: #ProjectWarPaint and the beautiful wedding of Rani and Jeff!
I met up with a fellow photographer who was taking part in #PWP and we decided to explore Downtown Chicago. I experienced my first City Target and Rooftop Bar. We parted ways and I wondered down to Navy Pier. I wanted desperately to recreate some photos I took back in winter of 2013.
One day I'll retire in Chicago, but for now I'm happy to spend long weekends taking photo walks and soaking up the awesomeness!