A Serene Scene in Downtown Chicago

I took this photo while I was on the train, standing up! I don’t know why I think this, but to me this scene looks peaceful and calm.  With the large, sometimes overwhelming skyscrapers that make up Chicago’s downtown, it is a wonder that anyone would see this as anything but serene.  Synergy; ah yes, the architecture and structures seem to stand in a cohesive existence despite their differing appearances.

Okay, perhaps I am really stretching it here, but I just thought of an analogy.  An orchestra has a litany of contrasting instruments; each type or kind with its own merits.  And yet, when played together they create a new and exciting sound.  I think that is what downtown Chicago does, don’t you think? The various buildings and bridges are quite striking alone, but together they create a magnificent, connected sight!

I hope your Saturday is filled with serenity and delightful sights!

  21 comments for “A Serene Scene in Downtown Chicago

  1. Annie Van Es
    December 16, 2017 at 9:37 am

    A wonderful photo. Specially the bridges which connect the high buildings together. And yes it looks very quiet. I love this view.

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    • December 16, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Thank you, Annie! I love this area of downtown Chicago! Cher xo

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  2. December 16, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Gotta love Chicago!!!

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  3. December 16, 2017 at 11:20 am

    I think, that what makes this looks so peaceful may be the quiet water. Water is calming, Cher 🙂

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    • December 16, 2017 at 11:59 am

      Ah, yes! I agree, Irene! I love being near water, which is why being so close to Lake Michigan is such a treasure!! Thank you, dear Irene! Cher xo

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  4. December 16, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    I love it! It is a beautiful city scenery and you did great taking that photo during a train ride!

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    • December 16, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      Ah, thank you, Erika! I didn’t know how the picture would turn out (yes, being on the train AND me standing up)! Hahahaha Cher xo

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  5. December 16, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Beautiful picture. You should be working for the Chicago Chamber of Commerce!!

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    • December 16, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      Well didn’t you just make my entire week! Thank you so much for that! And truth be told, I’d love a job with that organization!! Cher xo

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  6. December 16, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Why not give them a call. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained”. If you do, let me know.

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    • December 16, 2017 at 6:26 pm

      I shall do on both accounts! Thank you! Cher xo

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  7. RMW
    December 16, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    I was fortunate to do an architectural tour of Chicago… maybe in the 90s? Fell in love with it. Need to come back…

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    • December 16, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      Ah yes, the architectural tours are excellent! You definitely should come back! Cher xo

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  8. Aman Thakur
    December 17, 2017 at 1:01 am

    nice

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    • December 17, 2017 at 8:50 am

      Thank you!

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      • Aman Thakur
        December 17, 2017 at 9:46 am

        You are welcome…:-)
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        inspiringdude.wordpress.com if you find something intrusting then Don’t Forget to follow my Blog…:-)
        Keep in touch…:-)

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  9. Murph
    December 17, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Here’s a working title for that picture…”Prettier than Venice” Well done Cher!

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    • December 17, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      Why thanks so much, Chris! I love it!! Now, where are those gondolas that I’ve heard so much about on the Chicago River? Hahahaha Cher xo

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