© 2010 Jamie Thole

Chi-Town!

This week I took a quick trip up to Chicago to visit a friend. Wasn’t sure if I’d get any good photos on account of the expected weather but I was pleasantly┬ásurprised.

I landed at O’Hare around 7:30 so my first night was kinda of a photography bust, but the next morning was spectacular. It was in the mid sixties with beautiful blue skies and not a cloud in sight. I decided to venture out and walk to Millennium Park.

Cloud Gate A.K.A. "The Bean"

Cloud Gate A.K.A. "The Bean"

View of Downtown from the BP Bridge

View of Downtown from the BP Bridge

After my 12 mile walk I met up with my buddy and took a trip to the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) to view the city from the Skydeck. I think we were there on the perfect day, at the perfect time. I had wanted to see the city during the afternoon but I’m certain the view is better in the evening when the city comes to life.

The Willis Tower

The Willis Tower

View from the Skydeck

View from the Skydeck

After the Skydeck we headed to Navy Pier to grab dinner. Of course I couldn’t go to Navy Pier and not ride the ferris wheel. Here’s a shot of downtown from atop the 150 foot ferris wheel.

Chicago from the Ferris Wheel

Chicago from the Ferris Wheel

The weather on my third night was equally as beautiful and I snapped this shot on my way back to the hotel. This was a completely random photo taken while walking near the Chicago River. Didn’t even realize I took this until after I downloaded the photos. It’s quickly become one of my favorite photographs.

Moonlight on the Chicago River

Moonlight on the Chicago River

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