Windy City Nights Video

Posted by Judy Orr on Monday, October 21st, 2013 at 3:53am.

Every once in a while I'll find something fascinating enough to share, and I'm pretty picky about what I put on my blog. Although this blog is more about the southwest suburbs of Chicago, you can get to Chicago's Loop in minutes from many of our locations via car, bus or train. The south suburbs offer the best bang for your real estate buck, with prices for all starting from extremely affordable condos to million+ dollar estates. All offering access to downtown Chicago with suburban living.

This video blew my mind. There's something so surreal about timelapse videos. This was created by Max Wilson and took a very long time. Max shot over 200,000 exposures and he has a job and a family. Take a few minutes to read his explanation.

It's a little long clocking at 6:06, but I think it's worth it. My favorite part are the boats on Lake Michigan - they look like toys! I hope you enjoy this magnificent work of love as much as I do and please share it: 


Chicago Timelapse Project - Windy City Nights from Max Wilson on Vimeo.

The reality is, as a suburbanite I don't travel to "downtown Chicago" very often.  Traffic is bad and parking is difficult and very expensive.  On the rare occasions we decide to make the trek we sometimes take the Metra train out of Orland Park or Mokena.  Depending on where we want to go we walk or take a taxi.

I remember standing in line for the elevator at Sears Tower (now Willis Tower) and a young woman with a southern accent excitedly told everyone within earshot that it was her 13th time going to the top.  She asked me where I was from and I said a Chicago suburb.  She said, "How many times have you gone to the top?"  I sheepishly replied, "This is my first time."  Her eyes were like saucers - she couldn't comprehend that people that lived so close wouldn't have done this more than her 13 times.

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