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Old Posted Nov 4, 2008, 5:50 AM
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Chicago: Grant Park - the day before the Obama election night rally (small photo set)

With the weather being so incredibly beautiful today, I decided to check out what was happening in Grant Park this evening. It'll be quite a different scene tomorrow evening (though I'm not going - don't want to deal with the massive crowds). The photos aren't anything overly special as I'm obviously below par on low light shooting, but I thought some people might be interested to see what's happening there.











Yikes... the Canadians are invading!!!






























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Old Posted Nov 4, 2008, 8:17 AM
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Very cool photos. What an exciting time to be Chicago.
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Holy crap, I see my hometown's ABC affiliate, WAAY 31, in this picture!

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even the weather is cooperating
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even the weather is cooperating
I know, I'd have loved to see the reaction on their faces to a foot of snow on the ground.
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I know, I'd have loved to see the reaction on their faces to a foot of snow on the ground.
I doubt the Canadian TV crew would be fazed.
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I'm praying for a celebration rather than a conciliatory speech.
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10:39 TUES, NOV 4th

i'm watching a ton of people celebrate Barack's Victory.

this is so cool. it has special implications for me as i am in the military.

i've been on the bandwagon since iowa. thanks for posting.
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If there was any place in the world that I would have wanted to have been at last night, Grant Park was it.
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Old Posted Nov 5, 2008, 2:49 PM
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And what a show it was last night!
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Old Posted Nov 5, 2008, 3:29 PM
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A great night for Chicago and an even greater night for Obama.
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Old Posted Nov 5, 2008, 7:54 PM
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This is a great photo from my all time fav city:

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Chicago looks great!
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Chicago looked great. One national anchor kept saying that Grant Park was on the South Side of Chicago. But I guess that portion of Grant Park technically is on the southern side of the city...
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Old Posted Nov 6, 2008, 7:56 PM
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An awesome setting for an awesome moment in history.
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Old Posted Nov 6, 2008, 11:07 PM
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Oh how I love Chicago. Those new buildings are looking great! Thanks so much!! I am sure it was amazing to be there Tuesday night!!!
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2008, 6:46 PM
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Those are just amazing shots! What an incredible night that was.

Do you have larger versions of these? (Like the first shot) These are desktop background worthy.

Thanks for sharing these.
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