by Deirdre Hayes

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Top Photo spots in Chicago

Top Photo spots in Chicago

  From the Sears/Willis Tower     The Lake front Trail, Near North Ave   Buckingham Fountain the El Stations Daley Plaza From the Hancock Observatory The Board of Trade,LaSalle St The River Walk The Watertower Wrigley Field The view from the Bridges The Bean […]

Navy Pier

Navy Pier

Navy Pier is one of Chicago’s biggest tourist attractions,it was recently renovated and a new Ferris Wheel was added in 2016. The Ferris Wheel pays homage to the first ever Ferris Wheel that was part of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition (Chicago World’s Fair). They […]

Thorne Miniature Rooms

Thorne Miniature Rooms

One of the most amazing things to see in Chicago are the Thorne Miniature rooms, located in the basement of the Art Institute. There are 68 miniature rooms decorated in different styles from different time periods between 13th century and 193os.They were all conceived by […]

Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain

Another place in Chicago that I go back to again and again is the Buckingham fountain in Grant Park. It runs from April to October, there is a light and water show in the evening and it is magical.  It was built in 1927, and […]

One rainy night in Chicago, Oct 22nd

One rainy night in Chicago, Oct 22nd

Last night I went for a walk around the loop in the rain with just my D600 and 35mm f2 lens. It was cold and wet and glorious.    

Crown Fountain, Millenium Park, Chicago

Crown Fountain, Millenium Park, Chicago

There are some places in Chicago that I go back to again and again, and this fountain in certainly one of them. The bright lights, the water reflections, people interacting with their environment and each other, and a lot of people taking pictures, so its […]

Winter Wonderland Chicago

Winter Wonderland Chicago

I am looking forward to the snow this year, it’s like a whole new city to photograph. It doesn’t take long before I hope it goes away again and skips straight to spring, but for a few weeks it is glorious.     A post […]

Open House Chicago

Open House Chicago

Open house Chicago is one of favorite weekends in the city. It happens every year, around October, and it is when buildings we usually do not have access to are open to the public for viewing. It’s a thrill to get to see inside some […]

Chicago through my iphone.

Chicago through my iphone.

I got my first iphone this year, the phone I had before that did not have a very good camera so I rarely used it, so the iphone was real eye opener for me. I love the freedom it gives me and it helped put […]

Most instagrammable coffee shops in Chicago

Most instagrammable coffee shops in Chicago

I love nothing more than a cute coffee shop to relax in, these are some of my favorite and most photogenic spots in Chicago The Allis, Soho House, 113-125 N Green St (West Loop) Sawada  Coffee 112 N Green 3 Arts Club Cafe, 1300 N Dearborn […]