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Belmont Harbor

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 25 March 2021 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

View of Lake Michigan's Belmont Harbor in Chicago, Illinois where the docks are still empty in early March. Belmont Harbor, just east of Lake Shore Drive (lower left corner), and viewed from about 20 stories up, contains 730 docks, mooring cans and star docks, as can be seen here. Lincoln Park, a sprawling 1,200-acre park along Lake Michigan, is seen just north of the harbor. Lincoln Park contains a field house and clock tower, baseball and softball fields, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, and golf course. Along with public beaches, there are landscaped gardens, a zoo, the Lincoln Park Conservatory, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and a theater with regular outdoor performances during the summer.

From the archives...........Photo captured March 4, 2017.

NIKON D7000 1/180 second F/6.7 ISO 902 18 mm

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Martine Girard from Brest, France

C'est joli vu d'en haut.

25 Mar 2021 5:17am

Marie from Villages du Lac de Paladru, France

I like soft colors of this harbour and the light on the trees at left

25 Mar 2021 5:28am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Great view.

25 Mar 2021 5:56am

Anne from France

Trsè joli

25 Mar 2021 6:32am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique prise de vue ....et quelle belle lumière !

25 Mar 2021 6:35am

jpla from Anjou, France

Une jolie prise

25 Mar 2021 6:49am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

This empty port looks really picturesque

25 Mar 2021 7:54am

PAPOU from Aubusson (Creuse), France

Quel port dont la taille des automobiles nous donne l'immensité.

25 Mar 2021 8:32am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

Intéressante vue

25 Mar 2021 8:41am

Maryse from bordeaux, Denmark

C'est bizarre de voir un port ainsi déserté de tout bateau hors période estivale ! Chez nous, en France, la plupart des bateaux restent au port même l'hiver !
Bonne journée Steven

25 Mar 2021 8:54am

@Maryse: Le port est toujours plein d'eau. L'eau descend rarement. Et le temps hivernal gèle l'eau pendant de longues périodes, contrairement à de nombreux pays comme la France. Et laisser les bateaux dans l'eau gelée entraînerait des coques brisées et des bateaux qui finiraient par être écrasés par la glace.

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb point of view! Beautiful landscape!

25 Mar 2021 9:18am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Has the look of a large art installation, though I'm not quite sure what it's trying to say :) Good viewpoint and well documented

25 Mar 2021 9:22am

jean pierre from Paris, France

jolie compo!!

25 Mar 2021 9:29am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

interesting graphics

25 Mar 2021 9:39am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Graphique et très "élégant" !

25 Mar 2021 9:45am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great view!

25 Mar 2021 10:16am

helys from Paris, France


25 Mar 2021 10:33am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A very interesting capture of the harbor empty. I imagine the boats will arrive soon now Steven.

25 Mar 2021 11:39am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful view on the lake ...as big as the see . Very interesting to see the star docks.

25 Mar 2021 11:43am

Rose from United States

That sure is a grand view!

25 Mar 2021 12:04pm

Alun from Cheshire, United Kingdom

Fantastic, it mad to see them all empty

25 Mar 2021 12:54pm

Devi from Chennai, India

a great view and a lovely port Thank you for the info. too :)))

25 Mar 2021 2:28pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a stunning point of view to see the shapes

25 Mar 2021 2:56pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Interesting view, text and photo from your archive.
Belmont harbor looks now different after 4 years...... I think.

25 Mar 2021 5:45pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Wonderful view & graphics.

25 Mar 2021 6:01pm

Ray. B from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique point de vue et beau graphisme.

25 Mar 2021 6:20pm

Diane from Parksville, Canada

That's pretty impressive. With this being devoid of any boats, it's quite graphic and something not everyone would get to see. Really nice tones in this too.

25 Mar 2021 6:55pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A wonderful image. I can just imagine how lively this place will be in just a short time. It will be full of boaters and lots of activity. A great view.

25 Mar 2021 7:29pm

suzanne from Belgium

Quelle vue magnifique !!!
Et quel beau graphisme !!! :-)

25 Mar 2021 9:00pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An impressive view of Lake Michigan and the marina. With it empty, we can enjoy the geometry of the marina.

25 Mar 2021 9:18pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Great patterns in this great view of one of the great lakes! :-)

25 Mar 2021 10:57pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It must look very different when it is full of boats. The star docks are interesting.

25 Mar 2021 11:07pm

Hootin' Anni from United States

Incredible beauty...and so serene!

25 Mar 2021 11:34pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Nice. I have never seen this from above before.

26 Mar 2021 12:28am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is amazing.

26 Mar 2021 1:12am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Fine aerial view of the neatly arranged harbour.

26 Mar 2021 1:57am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Impressionnante vue aérienne de ce port si bien ordonnancé.

26 Mar 2021 2:51am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

Oh, WOW, Steven. I never knew about this harbor when I lived in Chicago for a year back in 1965-66. I wonder if it was even there back then???

26 Mar 2021 5:47am

lisl from Winsley, United Kingdom

Is there a reason why the boats don't over-winter there, Steven?

26 Mar 2021 6:47am

@lisl: The harbor is always full of water. The water rarely ebbs. And the winter weather freezes the water for long periods of time, unlike many of the countries like the UK. And leaving the boats in frozen water would lead to broken hulls and boats that would ultimately get crushed by the ice.

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Oh....what an impressive and creative marina

26 Mar 2021 8:36am

Willy from Belgium

Une vue magnifique avec ce point de vue Steven

have a nice day

26 Mar 2021 10:05am

Remus from Portugal

On this day the harbor had a lot of space available.
The star docks intrigue me. People only get there by swimming.

26 Mar 2021 6:43pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Amazing, neat looking harbor.

27 Mar 2021 1:04am

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Une prise de vue étonnante et superbe!

28 Mar 2021 3:06pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

It's really striking, empty like that...

29 Mar 2021 9:07am