Tag Archives: Photo of the Day

Amateur Photographers Have a Shot at City Hall Exhibition: City Residents Invite to Submit for “Chicago Pix”

Ping Tom Park in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is inviting all residents to submit their own photographs of Chicago for a rotating exhibition at City Hall at the Office of the Mayor, beginning in mid-May.  The exhibit will periodically be refreshed with new images that will be [...]

Photo of the Day: Knock Knock! Who’s There?

Why, a dragon dancer on Argyle Street in Uptown, of course! This photo, taken by Rolour Garcia, was taken at last weekend’s Chinese New Year Celebrations. For even more fun ideas of things to do in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, check out our 175 Ways to Love Chicago Post with tips from Jackie Taylor of the [...]

Photo of the Day: Hidden Gems in Grand Crossing

Photographer Eric Aliix Rogers spends a lot of time exploring Chicago by bike, photographing homes with an interesting history. His recent blog post documents a ride along 76th Street in Chicago’s Grand Crossing neighborhood, where he discovered two homes dating back to 1888, depicted at center and right, above. The house in the center has had a [...]

Photo of the Day: Happy Chinese New Year!

Today’s Photo of the Day celebrates the Chinese New Year! It was taken yesterday by photographer Pete Tsai at Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory, an always free attraction. The celebration also marked the re-opening of rooms in the Conservatory that had been damaged in a hail storm last summer. Click here to view the full-sized photo. To browse [...]

Photo of the Day: Mrs. Lincoln Was Here

Today’s Photo of the Day, taken by swanksalot, reveals a bit of history in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. Click here (or on the photo above) to view the full-sized photo, read the photographer’s transcription of the sign, and discover its location. To browse or share photos, visit our Flickr pool or tag your Instagram photos #iexplore @explorechicago.

Photo of the Day: O’Hare Airport

Frequent travelers to O’Hare Airport will recognize today’s Photo of the Day, taken by Flickr photographer clarkmaxell. The photo depicts an 800-foot long tunnel that connect the B and C concourse in Terminal 1, designed by architect Helmut Jahn, with a light sculpture by artist Michael Hayden, all set to sound by composer William Kraft. [...]

Photo of the Day: Pork Shoppe

Today’s Photo of the Day is of Pork Shoppe in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood. Click here to see the full-sized photo. The photo was taken by Flickr photographer Drew*In*Chicago, who also posted a photo of what he ate there. To browse or share photos, visit our Flickr pool or tag your Instagram photos #iexplore@explorechicago.  

Photo of the Day: A Snowy Street Scene

Chicago has been having one of the warmest winters on record. So when the first snowfall of 2012 arrived, it was a gleeful event for locals who’ve been looking forward to building snowmen, or just going out to shoot some beautiful photos. This photo was taken in a Chicago neighborhood by photographer Joshua Mellin. To [...]

Photo of the Day: Chicago Sunset by Nick Ulivieri

Today’s Photo of the Day, taken by Nick Ulivieri shows the METRA and the sunset on Friday, January 6, 2o12. Click here to view the full-sized photograph. To browse or share photos, visit our Flickr pool or tag your Instagram photos #iexplore @explorechicago.

Photo of the Day: The Rookery Building

Today’s photo of the day by Israel Reza is an interior shot of the historic Rookery Building. Click here to see the full-sized image. To share or browse photos, visit the Explore Chicago Flickr Pool.