Chicago in February

foto friday 23 {Chicago in February}

Well, it has been a while.  Over a year actually.  But my girls’ trip to Chicago in February has inspired me to resurrect the foto friday series.  We had such a good time.  There’s just something about best friends.  You can’t go wrong no matter what you’re doing.  You know?

So, some of these might be a little grainy, and repeats if you’re a fan on Instagram (@thespacebetweenblog if you’re there too), but I just had to share a few snippets from our trip.

From the snow.

snow in Chicago in February

To the sky.

chicago skyline from the willis tower

Or maybe you’d prefer this view from the top of the Willis Tower, 103 stories up.

view straight down from the Willis Tower in Chicago

And yes, sneakers are as close as I get to “winter shoes”.  I did somehow find a barn coat, gloves and an awesome wool scarf that doubled as a hat.  But, since my bff is awesome, she also brought me ear warmers because she knows I have this ear thing. They always get cold.  It’s weird.  And random, when I’m running in Key West and my ears are cold … and it’s 70 degrees outside.

Don’t ask.

I don’t get it either.  🙂

But our second day was beautiful and sunny and we saw the bean.

Chicago bean

And went underneath.

Chicago bean

Chicago bean

And I tried out a new lens I have.  It’s this one, an 85 mm lens that can focus on a very specific area and create that awesome blurry effect all around it.

I practiced on a row of shrubs by the road.

Chicago in FebruaryAnd then I took a picture of my beautiful friend on a bridge.

Chicago in February

And then we had a little too much fun with some metal statues in a park.

Chicago in February

Chicago in February

Chicago in February

I loved this wall … ignorant American question here … was this a real building?  It’s outside of The School of Art Institute of Chicago.

Chicago in February

And the L treated us well.

Chicago in February

We took it from the airport to the hotel, home from the concert and back to the airport when we were leaving.

Concert, what concert you say?

Here are a few short videos for your viewing pleasure … if you’re into that kind of thing that is.  🙂  If you’re reading this in your email or a reader you might have to click over to the post on the blog to see the videos.  Sorry for the inconvenience.


Did you notice the band rising up from nowhere in the second video?  Such a cool effect.

Hope you’re glad to have foto friday back, to see the series from the beginning go here.  A few popular installments were Curacao beaches, the Dominican Republic {off the beaten path} and dog days.

As requested in the survey last year,  photos of Key West and all of its quirkiness are coming your way this year.

And the big book deadline is next week!  I am so looking forward to getting back to the house projects full-time after that and keeping you up to date on every last detail.  I hope you’re ready.  🙂

10 thoughts on “foto friday 23 {Chicago in February}”

    1. Thanks Shirley, I often wish I could just get together with a group of bloggers for a day and take pics with different lenses so we can all learn tips and tricks!

    1. Thank you so much, Linda! We had such a great time! (except trying to find a cab after the concert, in the middle of the night, in the bitter cold, we walked so far we ended up at the train, lol)

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