Chicago Skylines: Part 4, Millennium Park

in photography •  2 years ago

Time for Part 4 of my Chicago Series! Told you this was going to be a long series, and I'm not done yet. If you haven't been following along, I recommend checking out the series from the start first:

In the previous part, I showed some art and culture around Millennium park, including The Bean and the pavilion theatre. Today I wanted to share a few more photos I took from around that area, as the park itself is quite beautiful!

By The Lake

As you might know, Chicago is right beside Lake Michigan, and what's great about this park is that it's right on the edge! You can walk right up to the water. One of the first things I did was go up to the water, look out, and say "Hello fellow Canadians on the other side of the pond!"

In this part of the park there were also some Cherry blossoms. I'm quite fond of these trees -- they're EVERYWHERE in Vancouver -- so it reminded me a bit of home too.

Buckingham Fountain

While in a previous part I had a quick shot of this fountain, this day I actually walked to it and got some close-ups. The fountain itself was pretty minimalist, but still cool! I took enough pictures here to make a photosphere, so I need to figure out how to make one of those...


And of course, some more shots of the Chicago skyline. From the north end of the park, it really gives you a better sense of perception just how dwarfed you feel by the size of the buildings!

Two interesting things to point out here: There's some rock-climbing structures and a pedestrian bridge that goes over one of the roads. The theme here has a shiny, metallic-tiled finish, giving it a pretty cool futuristic look!

Goodnight Chicago

One last picture to share today, as I was walking back to the hotel downtown, along the Chicago River. With only a day left in my trip, I had to think about what I wanted to visit next. So where did I go? Well, stay tuned for part 5 to find out!

For those of you interested: Camera is Sony NEX-7, with my usual Zeiss 16-70mm lens.

Click an image to enlarge! They are, of course, down-sampled from my original copies; we can chat if you're interested in any full quality versions. As always, these are my original photos, and I maintain the copyright.

Don't forget to if you like my blog, I like to post picture stories!

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Great pictures next time i stop by I'll know where to visit for sure!. Ill be sure to stop by your blog more often. You should stop by the steemspeak discord if you ever want to chat with a bunch of us.


I'm in that discord, but I'm just not active. There's a set of people in that community that are not very friendly (at least, to me), so I don't participate there.

Wow!! Thank you for posting the full size HD versions! I particularly like the fountain shots and "Goodnight Chicago" I fool around with photography a bit myself. looking forward to more. It's also nice to see someone capture chicago during the warmer months. Seems like it's usually portrayed during the cold cold windy times.

Great pictures, chicago is sure beautiful. Nice camera work kudos. You've got yourself a new follower

Another upvote! Great pictures. Really like the fountain

Stunning photos that are making me want to visit more and more with each post! I love the beauty that cities have, and especially all the reflections and light that can catch on the different surfaces of buildings. Great post and I can't wait to see more!

Your skyline sessions are one of the things I always look forward to seeing posted. Keep them coming sir. I will try this with Las Vegas next time I go down. Until then I'm stuck taking pictures of trees, landscapes, and dirt roads! But your truly inspirational. Thanks!

Great picture-story Anyx! The pictures are great :D

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for your job! New follower

Fabulous photos, really beautiful skyscrapers ☺
Going to follow.

Woot. gotta love Chicago. Can't wait to visit this summer! I hope

Maybe you can improve your pictures using the leak of points, leading the lines with one of the corners :)


Not sure what technique you're referring to! Do you have an article or something I can read?

Chicago is really an awesome place. If a person wanted to live in metros, this place is the answer. Have you been living here since birth?


This was just a trip actually! I live in Vancouver, and occasionally in the SF bay for internships.


Great travel. A satisfying one

We just started following you. Love you posts and looking forward to see more!
Curious about our adventures? Start following us @twogirls1planet. Today we posted our last 'Jordan story', our next destination will be Bangkok!

Great place and great photos

I missed this article.
Thank you for introducing me to the city!

Is that fountain the one from Married... with Children intro?

Chi town, Have you heard of a Artist by the name of Trash Hand he's a very good friend of mine.

Amazing Chicago. Played at House of Blues there a few years ago, dope show.

nice.....resteem and upvote for your post....

Great work ;) maybe you can go in one of the skyscrapers, do some shots from above and participate in the new contest #yourcityvibez the theme of this week is "city from above"

Have voted for you ass witness. Please check out my posts and follow me. Thanks @anyx

Chicago I once dreamed as if I was there and met with steemit friends, :))