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Photos: Around Town

By Marcus Gilmer in Miscellaneous on Sep 25, 2008 4:30PM

I'm going to be self-indulgent, but only for a moment. It was two years ago this week (tomorrow, to be exact) that I packed up and left post-apocalyptic New Orleans to pursue life anew here in Chicago. I knew one person when I moved here and was heartbroken to leave the city I had called home for almost five years as well as the South, the part of the country I had known my whole life. But over the last two years, Chicago has not only grown on me, but swallowed me whole. I still miss New Orleans, but Chicago is my home now and these reader-submitted pictures from our Flickr pool capture the spirit and beauty of this city that has beguiled me so much these past couple of years. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.