Tag: Chicago skyline photos

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 »

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 »

Super-Storm Sandy Hits Chicago With Gale Force

There are times when Mother Nature nurtures. And there are times when she’s a bad mother. The gale that Frankenstorm Sandy produced over Lake Michigan has turned Chicago’s inland sea as stormy as it can be. The fact that the ginormous waves pictured below — and taken between Belmont Harbor and Diversey Harbor just a... 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 »

The Stark Beauty Of Chicago's Changeable Skies

If you’ve been acquainted with my Cooler on the Lake Shore blog for a while, you know that I’m a hopeless lifelong weather junkie. And the panaromic view from the lakeside apartment to which we moved last year provides perspective on Chicago’s ever-changeable weather that never could have imagined. To wit, this morning, the forecast... Read more »

For the Chicago Air Show, The Best Seat? In The House

So we were discussing in yesterday’s post how close the jet jockeys of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly to our lakeside apartment building during the Chicago Air and Water Show. This should settle the question. This photo was taken from our living room. I’ve been bragging on this crazy view of ours since we... Read more »

Beethoven In Millenium Park: Location, Location, Location

If you love great music, then you could listen to an orchestra perform Beethoven in a small, dark basement room and still come away inspired. But on Saturday, a beautiful night that itself was sweet relief from this summer’s record heat, I had the pleasure of sitting on the lawn of Millenium Park’s Frank Gehry-designed... Read more »

Chicago And Lake Lightning: Thor Was In A Bad Mood Tonight

Incredible lightning tonight, over the Chicago skyline and far over Lake Michigan. I’m going to step back and get out of the way of these photos…. [Note: The first three photos are of a second storm that moved through, and were added to the original post.]