On my way to Brazil – I was delayed in Chicago for a day and I was determined to make the most of it while I was there. From my hotel, I walked to the nearest train station and rode it all the way into Downtown Chicago. Once I got there, I came across the Downtown Chicago Tour Bus Co. – And for $40, they drove me all over the city, dropping me off at all the highlights, all the while telling me all I ever wanted to know about the city of Chicago.

And would you believe – I took all of these photos with a simple Canon Elph 320.

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I look forward to the day when I can go back there and take photos with my nice Canon 6D!! But, for my unexpected day in Chicago – and my first ever in Chicago – I hope you enjoy the photos I was able to get!

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The metro station.

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The financial district.

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A piece of art… a bunch of canoes attached at the end.

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A water feature… with digital screen!!

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The Sky Deck!

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Looking down 173 floors from the Sky Deck at the Sears Tower.

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Negative Exposure Comp with Flash so you can see me and the city. 🙂

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A view of the city from the 173rd floor of the Sears Tower.

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I’m secretly freaking out inside! A glass floor is a little unnerving.

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From the Ground up at the Sears Tower.

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Millennium Park

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The gardens at Millennium Park.

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