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Heart O’ Chicago Motel

Carlos Vargas


Behind the Shot

The Heart O’ Chicago Motel opened in 1957 in the North Edgewater area of the city. The motel can be easily spotted thanks to its iconic neon sign. The property was used as a filming location for the movie Crime Spree in 2003.

Photographer Carlos Vargas, who is endlessly inspired by bright color palettes, took this vibrant shot in 2018.