Category: Chicago Skyline Photos

Chicago's Aerial Beauty: Seeing the City as the Birds Do

Downtown Chicago, seen from an airplane heading east from takeoff at Midway Airport, July 25, 2013.
Among all of Chicago’s many assets, its physical beauty is an overly well-kept secret to those who are not very familiar with this city. For someone who was a frequent visitor to Chicago before moving here to become a full-time resident in 2011, one of the first things that struck me was the genius of... Read more »

Chicago Let Its July 4 Colors Burst

Fireworks over Chicago's Navy Pier, July 4, 2013
My life is mostly about words, words, words. But sometimes you need to step aside and let the photos speak for themselves. The photos in this July 4, 2013 gallery were taken from the Diversey Harbor outlook over Navy Pier — mostly fireworks, with a couple of bonus shots of Chicago’s beautiful downtown skyline at... Read more »

Super Moon Over Chicago Keep on Shining

"Supermoon" rising over Lake Michigan at Chicago on June 22, 2013.
The much-touted “supermoon” — the night the moon was closer to Earth than any other in 2013 — was greeted by skies over Chicago that had cleared after a mostly hazy second day of summer. While the supposedly larger appearance of the moon seemed a little elusive to the naked eye, there was no missing... Read more »

Just Another Blogworthy Chicago Sunset

Chicago sunset Jan. 15, 2013 - Bob Benenson
Sometimes I just feel like getting out of the way and let the pictures speak for me. This one is for all of you who had a great day and want something to remember it by. And for all of you who want a pretty way to put the day behind you.

Chicago At Sunset: You Can Even Say It Glows

Not being someone who has had a surfeit of lucky breaks, I tend to celebrate the ones that come along. When Barb and I were planning our move to Chicago in June 2011, we stumbled onto a 30th floor apartment in appropriately named Lakeview, a piece of good fortune that I get to acknowledge every... Read more »

The Hancock, 95th Floor: A Room With A View

When my friends at the Green City Market’s Junior Board announced last month that their end-of-season September happy hour would be at the Signature Room on the 95th floor of Chicago’s John Hancock Tower, I grabbed for my calendar to see if I had any conflicts — fully prepared to re-schedule them if necessary. While... Read more »

Chicago From The Water: Even Better On A Boat

If you’ve read my blog at all, you know I’m more than a little enamored of the view we have from our perch 300 feet above Lake Michigan and about four miles from the downtown skyline. But even I have to admit that there is no perspective on Chicago’s unique beauty than the one you... Read more »