Chicago | Winter Beauty in the Windy City

It´s crazy. During winter time, Chicago is one of the coldest and most hostile cities to walk the streets in the world. Yet the ice-cold season holds so many merry moments to capture with the camera, that from a photographer´s perspective I can only praise the Windy City as photogenic in every type of weather (and at any time of day). But it is not only the rough outdoors that will cast their spell on you while the winter sun slowly sets upon Lake Michigan, it is also the fact that those frosty temperatures force you to stop and heat up in regular intervals inside any building that comes handy. And this is where you suddenly discover all those hidden gems that you normally would pass by.


Let me take you on an early morning stroll on this Wanderlust Wednesday along Lake Michigan and amaze you with the most amazing interiors that the beautiful Chicago Cultural Center is hiding inside… Enjoy!

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The sun is not yet up and it looks damn cold out there
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What would Christmas time be without the proper decoration? The Hilton Chicago does a great job in inspiring, doesn´t it?
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The cold hits like little needles, but as the sun rises, nothing else matters…
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The mighty Buckingham Fountain remains silent at this time of year
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Quietly the lake likes in front of me. The only sound is the noise of the snow underneath my shoes
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When you are out in the cold, there is only you and your thoughts
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There is nothing more spiritual than simply breathing in the ice-cold air and feel it running down into your lungs
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Winter can be so peaceful despite the cold
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Every time I walk past Lake Michigan, I can hardly believe that this is simply an inland waterway
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I would not want to swim inside, but doesn´t it look perfect?
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Like enormous icicles: The Chicago skyline
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In every grey you will find some color
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And when you refuge into the next best public building…
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… you discover the most beautiful glass dome
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Breathtaking!

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And when you think it cannot get better…
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…you are once again proven wrong.

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