Photo Contest: Dining Out (Hanwen Gu)

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Title: Dining Out

Photographer: Hanwen Gu (GSAS ’23)


This is an arial image of North Rush St in Chicago. Every weekend, the city closes the intersection to motor traffic to allow restaurants to turn the streets into an outdoor dining space.

This gives a perfect opportunity for the restaurants to remain open, while the costumers are allowed to support their favorite local business in the age of a pandemic. It is refreshing to see such a vibrant scene of people adapting to the new norm safely.