Chicago via Instagram (Part I)

I recently took a trip to Chicago, IL. This would be my first trip in which I used my primary camera (the Canon 5D Mark II) alongside the camera on my iPhone. I’ve been posting images from Chicago taken with my dSLR on Erudite Expressions, but I wanted to highlight some of the images I captured with Instagram, one of my favorite photography apps on the iPhone.

The first day I arrived to Chicago, it was really windy and foggy.

Chicago fog.

On what would be the windiest day of my trip, I decided to face Lake Michigan at the Navy Pier:

Chicago's Navy Pier.

Walking along Bellevue Street.

The next day I took a walk to Lincoln Park. Along the way, this is what I saw:

Zen living.

Pink bike.

Tunnel view.

A stroll in the park.

Chicago skyline as seen from Lincoln Park.

Inside the Lincoln Park Conservatory.

During my visit to Chicago, I ate at three famous pizza places: Gino’s East, Lou Malnatti’s, and Giordano’s. This is the graffiti inside Gino’s East on 162 East Superior Street, near Michigan Avenue:

Graffiti at Gino's East, Chicago.

After a great lunch, I proceeded to Millenium Park and The Art Institute of Chicago:

Reflections in "The Bean" in Millenium Park.

No visit to Chicago would be complete without a stop at the Apple Store.

Monet's Water Lilies at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Stay tuned for Part II of the post coming later this week. In the meantime, check out my photoblog, where I am posting images on a daily basis that I captured with my dSLR. The dedicated Chicago gallery is here. You can also see a selection of my other Chicago photos on my Flickr feed.

4 thoughts on “Chicago via Instagram (Part I)

  1. My visit to Chicago 6 (or 10?) years ago is hazy. All I remember was the heat and wandering to Wrigley (but not going inside) and then staring at A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatteat the Art Institute for a long time.

    I need to return and linger.

    Nice images!

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