There are few cities more pleasing to the eye than Chicago in the fall.
The sheer beauty and unique charm of the Windy City have long taken people’s breath away. Four distinct seasons make sure Chicago’s identity shifts throughout the calendar with each offering something entirely different from the last. It’s during fall, however, when the city’s aesthetics undoubtedly peak as a hundred shades of autumnal color befall the city and crisp autumn air sweeps through the streets.
Despite its ephemerality, you always know that with fall Chicago will offer up some truly remarkable sights transforming parks and riversides into prismatic displays of autumnal hues ranging from crimson to canteloupe. It’s a magical season and Chicago’s photographers rightly can’t get enough.
We love nothing better than perusing through the many picturesque snaps that the talented photographers of our great city provide and so, in no particular order, we’ve picked out some of our favorite fall-themed photos of Chicago from years gone by to soothe your summer blues and get you excited for the fall foliage!
The whole city begins changing color in late September/early October.
Offering up incredible views both day and night.
Of all the places in Chicago, The Bean is of course one of the most picturesque in fall.
From all angles too!
Mind you all of Millennium Park looks quite incredible.
All of Chicago’s parks and nature reserves begin boasting a whole new level of beauty.
Not to mention the Riverwalk.
And there’s nothing quite like those glimpses of Chicago’s skyline through the fall foliage.
Driving becomes a whole new experience.
And you can almost taste the fresh autumn air.
Then fallen leaves begin covering the ground and turning Chicago into a movie scene.
There’s no better time of the year to snap some photos.
October even has Lincoln on his feet admiring the fall spectacle.
And of course, then the sun gets involved with its fall phenomenon.
[Featured image from Instagram / @cdats]