Chicago is by no means an easy city to live in during the winter. Contrasted with the summer, when Chicago is a playground of festivals, block parties, above ground pools, food, and glittering lakefront parks and beaches, makes the reality of being on par with St. Petersburg and Toronto makes it just that much harsher. Be that as it may, Chicagoans and Midwesterners should take pride in the great places we call home; even when it is 15°F with a windchill in the negatives. It is still worth taking a moment to breathe deep, let the cold air fill our lungs and recognize there is still a lot of beauty in the city even at its coldest.
Production company Soaring Badger just released a masterful video landscape of Chicago in the winter that brings out the best of the city at what many consider its worst. Although its been making the rounds thanks to websites like Curbed Chicago its worth reposting here 1) in case you haven’t seen it yet and 2) because when something is just this good my feeling is repost it.[vimeo.com=http://vimeo.com/116455243]
What’s a video post without more videos though? As the title of this video notes, this is the forth in a series of video landscapes of Chicago, which I have included below: