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Water Tower Lights

 

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Chicago's famous Water Tower on Michigan Avenue, a.k.a. the "Magnificent Mile". It is the 2nd oldest water tower in the US, was built in 1869, and stands at 154ft tall. The water tower is a Chicago icon, being among only a handful of buildings that survived the great Chicago fire of 1871.

 

I took this photo earlier this week on a rather cold night when flurries were just starting to fall. As you can see, the holiday lights are still up around downtown on the trees and buildings, although the Christmas trees are all gone from this square.

Water Tower Lights

 

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Chicago's famous Water Tower on Michigan Avenue, a.k.a. the "Magnificent Mile". It is the 2nd oldest water tower in the US, was built in 1869, and stands at 154ft tall. The water tower is a Chicago icon, being among only a handful of buildings that survived the great Chicago fire of 1871.

 

I took this photo earlier this week on a rather cold night when flurries were just starting to fall. As you can see, the holiday lights are still up around downtown on the trees and buildings, although the Christmas trees are all gone from this square.

comments (39)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Jan 2011, 02:26
Very fine night-shot, Charles.

Is the watertower still used as that?
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 13 Jan 2011, 02:48
Beautiful composition & excellent exposure.
Very nice extended exposure Charles. I really like the dynamic elements against the ageless water tower.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Jan 2011, 06:21
A sturdy structure Charles: with any luck it will last for many years
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 13 Jan 2011, 09:05
Burning the midnight oil Charles?
Fine shot Charles it has worked well
  • Sakis
  • Greece
  • 13 Jan 2011, 09:42
Beautiful night shot with LE
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 13 Jan 2011, 09:57
I have the same question as Ray is still used.Great photo
Fine, night shot, Charles.
Great shot, I love all the different light sources you've captured.
Good shot of a fine old tower
Excellent night shot, great lighting smile
excellent nocturnal image
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 13 Jan 2011, 22:07
good job in this night city shot. I like the blurs of the cars passing by.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 14 Jan 2011, 08:52
great evening shot
I like the exposure, and interesting reading smile
Whoh! Superb! I love this duality between the serenity of the lighting and the car spun! Beautiful image of celebration!
  • Fanny
  • France
  • 14 Jan 2011, 22:08
Beautiful composition!
The night shots are always captivating
  • lasiate
  • South Africa
  • 14 Jan 2011, 22:49
bella pose longue très colrée
I like the layers of light, Charles.
Lovely composition. Viva la city life!!
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 16 Jan 2011, 21:55
Great to see the old Water Tower again, I've many happy memories of Chicago - thanks for evoking them.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 16 Jan 2011, 22:30
Gorgeous color and light in this. Wonderful!
  • Sidney
  • Philippineschtnt
  • 17 Jan 2011, 03:56
Great night picture... love the lights !
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 17 Jan 2011, 09:41
Très joli ! Je te souhaite une bonne journée
JP
  • Terry H.
  • United States
  • 18 Jan 2011, 00:48
Cool night shot with light trails.
Lovely night shot, we especially like the feeling of movement and urban city in the front. Great one!
Beautiful composition & excellent exposure.
  • Cline
  • United States
  • 22 Jan 2011, 18:37
Nice long exposure ! I love Chicago !
  • Ken
  • United States
  • 23 Jan 2011, 00:09
Like the image! and the new watermark.
excellent light trails and nice exposure! happy new year smile
  • tede
  • France
  • 27 Jan 2011, 21:05
The light is fantastic. Splendid night photography. Good day.
  • Yvon
  • Germany
  • 27 Jan 2011, 21:24
A great shot, bravo.
Have a nice week-end.
Yvon.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 28 Jan 2011, 13:59
In the dark it looks more like a castle sitting in the city. Love the streaks of light.
Nice! Those streaks of lights are always such a great thing to capture
  • Candace
  • United States
  • 1 Feb 2011, 01:02
That is a stunning shot! I love pics of downtown Chicago anyway and this one is awesome.
  • Anna
  • Canada
  • 1 Feb 2011, 03:34
Charles, the photo is surreal, love the motion lights on the bottom, they really add completion to the live in the city at night. Anna smile
A great cityscape. I like the depth and vibrancy of the lights and darks. Super job!
  • crash
  • United States
  • 18 Mar 2011, 00:51
beautiful water tower! we have one in our hood but not nearly as nice ...

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