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Focus on Tourist Season

By Olivia Leigh in Miscellaneous on Apr 16, 2007 3:13PM


When we got this negative back from our photo processor of choice, we were struck by how much it reminded us of some sort of touristy, family vacation photo from yesteryear. Appropriate, given the increasingly warmer weather and, with it, the arrival of tourist season. While we're all for strangers getting to experience this great city we call home, we can occasionally find ourselves cursing the throngs of families walking down Michigan Avenue six people across, forcing us to walk at a turtle's pace.

Next month, one of our good friends will be visiting the city for the first time, and we'll be trying our hardest to avoid typical tourist behavior. On that note, we're a bit stumped as to what we ought to show her while she's in town. Is it worth it to hit up the typical amusements, or would off the beaten path adventures be better? Where do you take your [fun, twentysomething] out-of-towners?

Focus is a weekly photography feature showcasing photographs by a staff member, Olivia Leigh, that illustrate different aspects, areas or events in the city.