As we rush to cross the remaining items off of our Chicagoland bucket list, we are having tons of fun. Last night we went into the city and spent a few hours at the John Hancock Center Observatory. As part of their Summer Sunset Series, tripods are allowed on Monday evenings. Weather was clear, so we quick bought our tickets online and reserved parking right next door via Park Whiz, and off we went. We'd been to Navy Pier a couple of times but we had not had this view of it. It was awesome watching the sun set over the city. The colors were intense as the sun vanished from the sky. We could see the car lights come on while it was still bright 1000+ feet above them. We saw people swimming in their roof-top pools. We watched boats and planes. We did not buy tickets to Tilt (you lean against the window and hydraulics tilt you out above the city 30 degrees). It would have been cool to do, but the "ride" was very brief with no time or way to take pics. I like the colors of Navy Pier, the light show of the ferris wheel, and loved the drama of it in black and white.
If you have suggestions about places that need to be on our Chicago/Illinois/Midwest bucket list, please let us know quickly as time is running out.
Images shot on Canon 5D MKII.