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John Hancock Observatory

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 18 October 2011 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Aerial view looking north from the John Hancock Observatory, Chicago, Illinois. John Hancock Observatory is complete with full 360-degree views of the city, up to four states and over 80 miles.

To the right is Lake Michigan and the major north-south road seen below is Lake Shore Drive. North Avenue Beach is the beach that reaches eastward out into Lake Michigan. Oak Street Beach is pictured at the bottom.

Photo captured August 31, 2011.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 140 18 mm

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Roman from Thiersee, Austria

wow Steven! at frist sight I though you show us a shot from Miami.
it's really an amazing beach view and so well captured.

18 Oct 2011 5:28am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

An amazing, clear view - beautiful!

18 Oct 2011 5:42am

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Very nice!

18 Oct 2011 5:48am

Florence from Paris, France

Truly an impressive POV.

18 Oct 2011 5:52am

Kala from United States

Fantastic perspective from above!

18 Oct 2011 7:45am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

wow.. what an amazing view..

18 Oct 2011 8:20am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful shot :)

18 Oct 2011 8:42am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


18 Oct 2011 9:30am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

an amazing cityscape view taken from above, Great capture !

Oak Street Beach is stunningly beautiful road to drive

18 Oct 2011 11:05am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

When viewing this it is so difficult to imagine why Chicago gained a reputation as "the windy city"! I'd love you to return and shoot the same view during the worst of the winter storms.

18 Oct 2011 11:42am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Great perspective!

18 Oct 2011 11:58am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Simply breath taking - and beautiful clarity!

18 Oct 2011 12:20pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Awesome view, Steven, and so educational to those who may not equate Chicago with glorious beaches. I have been there just once, to play a gig, and loved the city with a vow to return for a good soak in its vibrant architecture-music-food-neighborhoods. A lot of people also don't know about "the windy city" being a nod to the braggadocio of locals in the old days, and not about the actual winds. Anyway, super cool shot.

18 Oct 2011 1:00pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, what an amazing place to visit this would be - this view is spectacular Steven! I had no idea that Chicago was so close to Lake Michigan, guess that's why Chicago's known for being so windy. Fantastic shot!

18 Oct 2011 1:55pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow.. Amazing view. Beautiful and perfect shot. Excellent. :)

18 Oct 2011 2:46pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

wow an impressive overview of this shore! fantastic!

18 Oct 2011 5:53pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Beautiful, Stephen...Such a tall building that is!
Is that Racine I see way up there?? Beautiful view and composition!

18 Oct 2011 6:22pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, this is what a call a room (or terrace) with a view! spectacularly crisp and clear ... probably not your ever-day conditions ...

18 Oct 2011 7:51pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States


18 Oct 2011 10:16pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A fantastic panoramic shot. Great job and congratulation for being there. 5*****!!!

18 Oct 2011 11:03pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous detail

18 Oct 2011 11:05pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! This is beautiful. At first I did not think this was Chicago. Amazing!

18 Oct 2011 11:08pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Spectacular view, looks like you are high overhead, which makes it all the
more amazing. A beautiful view of the beach, moreso that it is not Miami.

18 Oct 2011 11:27pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fabulous shot from such a wonderful vantage point. Very beautiful.

19 Oct 2011 3:32am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

it's one beautiful view from up there for sure!

22 Oct 2011 6:59pm

franz from Baden, Austria

well, this is one hell of a view! thanks for the link !!!

4 Apr 2013 3:47pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

Oh gee, that is absolutely stunning, I've never ever seen Chicago look this striking with beaches and beauty oozing out right out of it. *****Brilliant !

5 Apr 2013 3:47am