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North Avenue Beach

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 15 March 2017 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

I just had to post this after getting pounded by a late winter storm for the last two days, burying us in 10" of fresh-fallen snow. Now the emerging daffodil and tulip foliage is buried.

Located at 1600 N. Lake Shore Drive, North Avenue Beach is one of Chicago's most popular beaches. In the center of this photo is the beach house. This sleek, ocean liner-inspired building, decked out in a crisp blue and white, boasts one of the best views in the city. Permanently docked along the beach, the building contains 22,000 square feet. The beach house has upper decks and portholes for looking at the magnificent horizon or the multitudes of bikers, runners, walkers and rollerbladers streaming down the lakefront trail.

This view is seen from the John Hancock Observatory.

Photo captured August 31, 2011.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 125 62 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

A great beach landscape and mielenkiintpoinen description opened the image content.

15 Mar 2017 5:38am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Superb view you got from the observatory, love the final photo !

15 Mar 2017 5:39am

Martine from France

Oh, que c'est beau !

15 Mar 2017 5:59am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel découpage et contraste dans ce bleu quelle vue et couleur et ces formes sueprbe.

15 Mar 2017 6:02am

Claudine/canelle from FRance, France

Magnifique ...Bonne journée à toi

15 Mar 2017 6:53am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Wonderful composition. Beautiful colors and details.

15 Mar 2017 9:15am

Joëlle from France

It's simply wonderfull, amazing shot Steven congratulations !

15 Mar 2017 9:18am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful summer beach !!

15 Mar 2017 9:23am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle photo très bien cadrée !

15 Mar 2017 9:38am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A beautiful view ! I like the color of the sea also.

15 Mar 2017 9:45am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful !

15 Mar 2017 10:09am

Anne from France

Nice shape!

15 Mar 2017 11:09am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

what a great viewpoint on this coastal sand trap

15 Mar 2017 11:38am

Devi from Chennai, India

Daffodils and tulips fight...they will come out !!!
Fantastic image here !

15 Mar 2017 12:03pm

Marité from France

Superbe photo !!! Et si tu pouvais faire la même sous la neige ce serait totalement différent :-)
Bonne journée !

15 Mar 2017 12:23pm

Sean from Speigletown, United States

This looks heavenly, especially from a northeastern point of view right now. The house sounds fabulous ....

15 Mar 2017 1:30pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

A wonderful view!

15 Mar 2017 2:11pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Stunning shot !!

15 Mar 2017 2:16pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a superb viewpoint! Here too, we are covered with snow and ice

15 Mar 2017 2:49pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine beach picture to use when you are hit with falling snow. I like it very much. Nice viewpoint for this shot.

15 Mar 2017 3:27pm

willy from Belgium

une vue magnifique, un vrai régal pour les yeux Steven....

étonnant qu'on a encore eu une tempête de neige..


15 Mar 2017 4:00pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Belle plongée sur un point de vue splendide.)

15 Mar 2017 4:39pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

A relief to the eyes in contrast to the winter conditions you describe ...
A stunning view superbly captured ...

15 Mar 2017 5:03pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a fabulous image. I love the lines. It looks like an abstract piece of art. I know what you mean about the snow. We didn't get much but it is so cold outside. I think that the tulips are done for this year. And they are worrying about the cherry blossoms downtown.

15 Mar 2017 5:44pm

franz from Baden, Austria

How marvellous, and how different from the pictures of Chicago we see on TV these days (re snow and blizzard and ice ...).
I wonder if this sand spit is natural or manmade?!? But apart from that, I think it's fabulous to have a beach IN a big city!

15 Mar 2017 5:55pm

@franz: Definitely man-made. :-)

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

GREAT composition.

15 Mar 2017 5:56pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An excellent landscape and the sea looks so calm ...!

15 Mar 2017 6:27pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Yes, very different weather than now. It's quite a beautiful beach and the beach house looks fabulous.

15 Mar 2017 7:27pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Interesting shapes have this structure of beaches

15 Mar 2017 8:51pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That beach house must be a great place to live. I love this shot. Excellent composition.

15 Mar 2017 9:13pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

What a superb vantage point and visual result!

15 Mar 2017 10:07pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


16 Mar 2017 11:25am

Remus from Portugal

I didn't know Chicago has beach...

Great view and the beach is very beautiful.

16 Mar 2017 3:24pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, shapes, colors & lights!
Amazing view !!!!

16 Mar 2017 5:02pm

fereshteh. from Iran

So beautiful .

16 Mar 2017 6:56pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Beautiful image. Oustanding clarity.

18 Mar 2017 6:17am

christen from France

It's stunning to me such highways and the beach.
Beautiful composition colors and lights !

18 Mar 2017 2:43pm

ventiqueras from Italy

colpo d'occhio straordinario, splendidi colori

19 Mar 2017 5:49am