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 Charlene Linke. Enjoy!
I'm @cmlinks17 and I'm #TakingOverChooseChicago's Instagram. It’s back to the daily grind again and Chicago definitely lives up to the “City That Works” motto. This street scene captures the constant movement of people and vehicles within our urban canyons. What’s on your agenda for the week ahead? #Mychicagopix
I’m @cmlinks17 and I'm #TakingOverChooseChicago's Instagram. Our city has an amazing skyline and a popular spot to snap these scenic downtown views is from North Avenue Beach. Chicago’s busiest beach attracts many walks of life and is very family friendly. I love seeing all of the crowded volleyball courts along the lake during my commute home from work. Which beach is your favorite place to hang out at? #Mychicagopix
I’m @cmlinks17 and I'm #TakingOverChooseChicago's Instagram. As a city dweller, I have spent more time riding on the CTA than in cars. In high school, the #12 Roosevelt bus & Red Line train was even part of my daily commute. Throughout the years, it’s been fascinating to see the CTA evolve to where it is today but it still never gets old watching “El” cars zip by. What are your modes of transportation in Chicago? #Mychicagopix
I’m @cmlinks17 and I’m #TakingOverChooseChicago’s Instagram. Chicago is a huge sports town and the best part about 2015 was the @nhlblackhawks bringing home the Stanley Cup. Attending the post parade rally at Soldier Field was definitely one of my most memorable days from this summer. I was lucky to grab a selfie with Lord Stanley back in 2010 so I’m crossing my fingers that it can happen again later this year. Tag a friend who is the biggest Hawks fan you know! #mychicagopix
I’m @cmlinks17 and I'm #TakingOverChooseChicago's Instagram. Since my mom was a diehard Cubs fan, I practically grew up at Wrigley Field so seeing this iconic stadium from the air was one of my favorite moments during a helicopter ride earlier this year. There’s nothing like Cubs games, classic Chicago hot dogs & singing along during the 7th inning stretch in the summertime! #Mychicagopix
I’m @cmlinks17 and I'm #TakingOverChooseChicago's Instagram. As everyone knows, Chicago has some pretty wild weather all year round. But the best part about these types of weather days is that it creates some fascinating photographs. Here’s a snapshot from a sunny afternoon where fog started to envelope the city and Chicago River. I definitely recommend shooting photos on foggy days because the fog can add a lot of mood and mystery to a cityscape. #mychicagopix
I’m @cmlinks17 and I'm #TakingOverChooseChicago's Instagram. Here’s a Throwback Thursday to last year’s annual Air & Water Show. I’ve been blessed to live on the lakefront all of my life so during the third weekend of each August, hearing all of the planes roar in the sky always brings me back to my childhood. Thankfully the big show is only days away…where will you be watching the Air & Water Show this weekend? #Mychicagopix
I’m @cmlinks17 and I'm #TakingOverChooseChicago's Instagram. Tomorrow is the annual Air & Water show but their practice runs are always held today and the Blue Angels even gave downtown a preview with a few flybys yesterday. If you’re in the area, don’t forget to look up and watch for them. Here’s a photo from a rooftop during last year’s Friday practice run. Who’s ready for this exciting weekend to begin? #mychicagopix
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