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Presented are a series of photos from the annual holiday trip to see the tree and windows at Marshall Fields, plus a side trip to the Hancock Building skydeck. Unlike the Sears Tower, there's a section on the south side where you can step outside.

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The Loop

Heading east, just off I-90.

The Loop

Closeup of an interesting building.

Washington St.

Heading east on Washington.

The Loop

Looking southwest from the self-park on Randolph, across from Marshall Fields.

The Loop

Zooming in a building from the previous shot. Looks like they're doing some sort of external work.

Marshall Fields

The 2003 Holiday Tree from the observation windows above the Walnut Room.

Marshall Fields

William looking out at the tree.

Marshall Fields

Another view of William and the tree.

Washington St.

View from an upper window at Fields, looking west down Washington.

Government Building

Zooming in on the previous shot.

The Loop

Looking northwest from the same window.

Building Mural

Same window, looking down at a mural on a building between Washington and Randolph.

Building Mural

Zooming in on the mural.

Pop Culture

A neat shot of the Kitchen-Aid stand mixer display in the basement of Marshall Fields.

Government Building

I think this is a state building...

Marshall Fields

View of the store from Washington. Taken while we were circling back to Michigan Ave. to head north.

Michigan Ave.

Nice shot of the concrete canyon.

Water Tower Place

The elevator well at Water Tower Place.

From the Hancock

Looking north. Lake Shore Drive and Michigan Ave merge in the lower part of the shot.

From the Hancock

Zooming in on the merge point.

From the Hancock

Looking northwest.

From the Hancock

Zooming in on the building immediately northwest. I thought the architecture and lighting were neat.

From the Hancock

Looking west.

From the Hancock

Looking southwest. I liked the lighting on the building in the center.

From the Hancock

Looking south/southwest towards the Loop and the Sears Tower.

From the Hancock

Same target, but taken on the "outdoor" section of the south face. They have screens that reflect the light, making for iffy pictures. For just viewing, though, it's neat to be able to go outside.

From the Hancock

Navy Pier, through the glass on the south face.

From the Hancock

Navy Pier again, this time through the screen outside.

From the Hancock

Looking south.

Santa Claus

Family with Santa on the Hancock Building's skydeck.

Water Tower

A quick drive-by shot as we went south down Michigan Ave.

SportMart

I thought the neon would make for a neat photo. Too bad about the streetlight...