Last month, I was back in Chicago for work. It was freezing - but the city was beautiful still. Walking around at night was quite the experience, but we could only stay out so late before starting to feel numb, even with multiple layers. To the right of the picture is the base of the Trump International Hotel and Tower.
This picture is taken from the very beginning of the DuSable Bridge on North Michigan Ave next to the famed Wrigley Building.
The aftermath of the 2+ foot blizzard brought hours of cleanup and a bit of sunshine and wildlife. Here, a European Starling landed on our back porch and started eating the snow and/or washing his face in the snow. He was not at all scared of me and my telephoto lens behind the sliding glass door. Either that, or he didn't see me.
The Natural History Museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington is a beautiful example of Victorian architecture. Shown here is the pedestrian entrance leading up to the large building. A picture further back in my photostream shows the interior of this grand museum.
The Natural History Museum is right next to the V&A (Victoria and Albert) Museum, which opens on a grand rotunda featuring a fantastic Chihuly chandelier, which I am trying to find a picture worthy of posting, but none of mine do it justice.
This picture was taken about 20 minutes before the picture outside of Buckingham earlier in the photostream, and about 10 minutes before the skies opened up and it rained for the remainder of the night. I'm glad I was able to get a few night pictures in (it's tough when the sun sets at 9pm and you're exhausted!)