I spent over a week in the Windy City back in 2014 and came back with some images that I particularly like. Chicago’s skyline is probably my favorite among American cities.
Between the pastel colors in the sky and the lights of the city, this was a perfect sunset.
I really love the patch of sunlight on the concrete, which contrasts with the darker top half of the image.
Downtown Chicago is quite special thanks to that river and the incredible architecture.
The setting sun behind the buildings really looks like a fire is happening on the other side of the city.
The perspective is so different once you get on the water.
Chicago’s Skyline at night seen from the Adler Planetarium.
My best memory of my time in Chicago: seeing the sunset from aboard a boat on the lake.
Heading back to the city and the river, as the sun is setting behind the buildings.
Slowly heading back to the pier at the end of the sunset cruise on the lake, surrounded by the skyscrapers.
The rooftops of the other buildings are sometimes very surprising.
What a cool perspective when you get high on a skyscraper and can see the other buildings from above.
John Hancock Tower seen from the Lincoln Park, and more specifically the bridge above South Pond.
We could hear the thunder rolling in the distance and see some faint lightnings in the distance that evening.
Evening traffic coming in and out of downtown Chicago on North Lake Shore Drive.
By day or night, this view has always something peaceful to it. Like being in a city, while being far enough to enjoy the quiet.
The people who owned the bike wanted to move them but I was more than happy to insert them in the shot. Chicago is great for a bike ride.
The Willis Tower (on the right) was having its top engulfed in the thick clouds, while the top of the John Hancock resisted for a little longer.
Seeing the traffic going on at night is like seeing blood cells in the veins of the city.
The Willis Tower, just before going up to the observatory to enjoy the amazing view it offers.
Looking up the John Hancock Tower; the top is sort of visible…