Monday, January 23, 2012

Photo Essay: The Chicago Lakefront in Winter

My daughter and I braved the cold, the grey and the wind yesterday and walked the Chicago lakefront. We were rewarded with this symphony of grey and white, and what seemed like vast loneliness. We only met two hardy bikers, two joggers and a few walkers.

The ducks found themselves the only open water under the bridge to the 59th Street Harbor.

Frozen boulders along the shore - my daughter had to steady me while I crouched to take this picture as everything was glazed in ice.

This is really a view of the 63rd Street Beach House, but to me it seemed like an apparition from a snowy Japanese movie.

Icicles along the pier at 59th Street Harbor.

Dune grass is the only sign that really, this is a beach scene.

The one-armed street light.

Lake Michigan itself - nothing moves, and nothing is to be seen, except grey and white.

We shall end where we began this essay - with the trees - grey against white. I loved the urn shape of this one.


  1. Brrr. I've always wanted to go there. Brrr.

  2. That first photo looks like it could be a postcard! Very nice photos, Annette.

  3. I love winter pictures with the dark trees against the white snow and gray sky!

  4. I envy you your opportunity to take these fantastic photos (but not the cold).

  5. what a great photo essay!! Each and every picture was wonderful.

    I loved your line "We were rewarded with this symphony of grey and white, and what seemed like vast loneliness." What a beautiful line it was and corresponded so well with each of the pictures.

    Really lovely!

  6. Gorgeous Annette!!! Wow!! Love your photo essays....

  7. Kelly, The Desert Rocks, Diane, Deb, Julie, Anjuli, Coleen, Natalie - Thank you all for your compliments. I am glad you liked these grey and white winter photos. You're encouraging me to explore and maybe expand my photography skills even more!

  8. Annette, you have a gift for photography - these are truly wondrous. well done

  9. Lovely. And, I enjoyed your commentary on the photos almost as much as I enjoyed the photos.