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A tale of two Chicagos from two Orbitz staffers, documented in photos

Orbitz has proudly called Chicago home since 2001. It is a city of unflappable determination, indefatigable spirit and Midwest resilience. Obscenely opulent in some neighborhoods and depressingly tattered in others, it nevertheless embodies can-do American optimism and grit in even its farthest-flung corners. As a tribute to this great city, two Orbitz staffers grabbed their iPhones and spent a few days barnstorming the town in search of photos that capture its true essence from morning, noon and through night. Enjoy this tale of two Chicagos, only the way Orbitz can tell it.

Left: Viewing the skyline from Jackson Park | Right: Viewing the skyline from the brown line el trainLeft:  A skyline view from Jackson Park | Right: A skyline view from the Brown line El train

Left: Looking out into Lake Michigan | Right: Looking up from the Pritzker PavilionLeft: Looking out onto Lake Michigan at Hollywood Beach | Right: Looking up from the Pritzker Pavilion during Movies in the Park.

Left: Sights on North Avenue Beach | Right: Sights in Logan Square

Left: Idling at Hollywood Beach | Right: Idling in Logan SquareLeft: Inside Stan's Donuts | Right: Inside Broadway Antique MarketLeft: Inside Stan’s Donuts in Lakeview | Right: Inside Broadway AntiqueMarket in Edgewater

Left: The Old Union Stockyard Gate | Right: Agora Sculpture downtown

Left: The Old Union Stockyard Gate in the Back of the Yards | Right: Agora Sculpture downtown

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Left: Stony Island Arts Bank in South Shore | Right: Inside the Chicago Cultural Center downtown

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Left: The Lobby of the Lincoln Hotel in Lincoln Park | Right: Ferris Bueller’s room at the Virgin Hotel

Left: Street art in Logan Square | Right: Street art in the West LoopLeft: Street art in Logan Square | Right: Street art in the West Loop

Left: Catching some tunes at the Hideout | Right: Catching some tunes at the Chicago Theatre

Left: Catching some tunes at the Hideout | Right: Catching some tunes at the Chicago Theatre

Left: Catching a movie at the Music Box Theatre | Right: Dancing the night away at The Owl

Left: Watching a movie at the Music Box Theatre in the Southport Corridor | Right: Dancing the night away at the Owl in Logan Square.

 

 

All photos on the left-side images were taken by Jason Heidemann; all right-side images were taken by Monica Pedraja.

 

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Monica Pedraja

Monica Pedraja

Monica is a Chicago-based photo editor and photographer. She studied photojournalism in London and has worked with Piece & Co., the Art Institute of Chicago, and many adorably in-love couples. She’s a big fan of Bananagrams, Leon Bridges, and macarons.

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