On State Street, That Great Street!! – Chicago

Frank Sinatra sure loved Chicago! In fact, the song, “Chicago” references, “State Street” which is in the picture above.  I took this while on the train (what a surprise!) the other day.  I can see Frank with a drink not too far away while clicking his fingers together singing,

“On State Street that great street I just want to say

They do things that they don’t do on Broadway”

Well, I don’t know what he was referring to in those lyrics, but I promise to keep my eyes peeled for any ‘non-Broadway’ activity along State Street and report back to you!

  17 comments for “On State Street, That Great Street!! – Chicago

  1. May 1, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Great photo and words Cher!!

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  2. May 1, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Great street, better shot!

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  3. May 2, 2017 at 3:11 am

    Oh, yes, it was his kind of town and I understand why!

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  4. May 2, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    I had to check, because I knew Frank did the song “My Kind Of Town (Chicago Is)” in “Robin and the Seven Hoods,” but didn’t know he did this one, too. You see a lot of pictures of State Street from the north end of the Loop looking south (probably because of the Chicago Theater), but very few from the south end looking north, and really the latter is a much nicer view. Great picture!

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    • May 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      Hi John! Did you mean the other way ’round regarding the view? This shot is facing south from the north. I know what you mean about the other direction; most (me included on occasion) like to take photos from the south faci g north to see the “Chicago” sign and the “corncob” buildings. Cher xo

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  5. Murph
    May 2, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Great Picture. I can feel the city’s pulse from here in Canada!

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    • May 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      Why thank you, Chris! The pulse; ah, I can explain it! You see, Chicago’s pulse is actually the collective sound of thousands of Blackhawk fans shaking the walls of the United Center desperate for a ‘do-over’ season! *LOL* Cher xo

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  6. May 3, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Great shot.

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    • May 3, 2017 at 7:03 am

      Thank you, my fellow Chicagoan! Cher xo

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  7. RMW
    May 5, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    I know some of the things they probably don’t do on Broadway… I was there for a conference… maybe 1990…. a friend and I were in a bar on State Street until 2:00am… at that point the bartender told us if we wanted to keep drinking after hours he could escort us to a “secret” room in the back where they could keep serving! Well, we did…. needless to say, the next day I was hardly capable of attending any seminars, but I had to! It was a lark and something I had to do once, I guess! Don’t recall seeing Frank though!

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    • May 6, 2017 at 8:47 am

      What an awesome story! It reminds me of the “Al Capone” days!! That is so cool!! Well, not the part where you had to attend your seminars, but it sure sounds like you had some fun on State Street!!! Ah, perhaps Frank was in yet another secret room! 😉 Thank you for sharing this very interesting story! Cher xo

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  8. May 6, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Nice street scene 🙂

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    • May 6, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      Thank you, kindly!! It’s a wonderful area! Cher xo

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