Each week, we feature one Instagram photographer who will get to feature their photos and videos on Choose Chicago's Instagram account all week long, part of our new #TakingOverChooseChicago series. This week, we chose Carlos Barillas. Enjoy!
I’m @visualmonk and I'm #TakingOverChooseChicago's Instagram this week. It’s a great honor for me to be taking over the @choosechicago Instagram feed. Join me as I explore this great city of ours and take you through some of my favorite photos! Here we have the #Chicago River overlooking Wolf Point towards the South Branch with the iconic #WillisTower clearly standing tall. The river slices through the downtown skyline starting from Lake Michigan going west until it meets the fork at Wolf Point. The river then goes on to split the city going North and South. This view is just a small part of an amazing skyline that continues to grow and change adding greater depth and character to an already amazing city. #mychicagopix
I'm @visualmonk and I'm #TakingOverChooseChicago's Instagram this week. It’s Spring in #Chicago and true Chicagoans know it’s that time of year to get the boat out to Lake Michigan and go sailing. The weather doesn’t always cooperate but that doesn’t stop most folks from enjoying breathtaking views of the city you can truly only get from a boat along the lake. #mychicagopix
I'm @visualmonk and I'm #TakingOverChooseChicago's Instagram this week. The Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park puts on an amazing show every night that doesnt always include live bands. The multi-color light show on the metal shapes surrounding the stage in the evening can be an interesting show all on its own but are actually designed to integrate with the performance lighting controls. So come to one of many free shows during the summer and enjoy the view of the skyline while enjoying one of the many incredible bands thats play here every summer. #mychicagopix #chicago
I'm @visualmonk and I'm #TakingOverChooseChicago's Instagram this week. Good morning Chicago! The view from Cité Restaurant located at the top of Lake Point Tower can be overlooked by many but once you take in the views you’ll be blown away! The 360 degree view of the city can be inspiring giving an awesome view of the lakefront, skyline and Navy Pier. This is one location not to be missed. Oh and the food is pretty good too! #Chicago #MyChicagoPix
I'm @visualmonk and I'm #TakingOverChooseChicago's Instagram this week. There are a total of 29 movable kinetic bridges located in the city of #Chicago with 18 located in the Downtown area. These Iconic bridges are raised bi-annually to allow sailboats to migrate from their winter storage yards out to Lake Michigan. Watching the bridges rise up is an awesome sight so if you ever find yourself in the downtown area you should definitely not miss it! #Chicago #MyChicagoPix
I'm @visualmonk and I'm #TakingOverChooseChicago's Instagram this week. The skyline is breathtaking from almost anywhere. This view is not far from where I grew up as a kid. Even then I would look at the #Chicago skyline and felt like I lived in a city from the future. It amazes me everyday seeing the skyline change and grow adding more and more character to an already epic city. #Chicago #MyChicagoPix
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