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  • Writer's pictureErik Coopah

Chicago From End to End

Starting from Hyde Park and ending in the far north side, this is a guide to photograph worthy spots in Chicago from end to end.

Hyde Park:

The University of Chicago feels like being in London. Photo location: University of Chicago main campus. Don't forget to stop at Promontory Point for peaceful views of the lake and the smells of people barbecuing.

From there, head north to Chinatown for incredible food, culture, and views of the city. One of my favorite places in Chicago is Ping Tom Park, shown below.

Photo location: 18th Street and the Chicago River.

From Chinatown, head a few blocks west to Pilsen. This traditionally Mexican neighborhood has nonstop food and street art.

Photo location: 16th Street and Miller

After Pilsen, you're not far from Little Italy. Once an Italian American neighborhood, the area shows very little remnants as it is now largely home to UIC students. One of the remaining Italian American heritage sites, however, is the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. The museum has moved locations in the city, so this building is currently vacant, but the rooftop has breathtaking views of the city, shown below.

Photo location: 1431 W Taylor Street

From Little Italy, head just a little further northwest to Wicker Park and into Logan Square. One of my favorite areas of the city, you'll find hipsters, cool cafes, coffee shops and more. Get a drink at the rooftop of the Robey hotel for incredible views of the entire city.

Photo location: North/Damen/Milwaukee

From here, it just makes sense to go directly north Lakeview East. You'll find tons of locals hanging out, grilling, sunbathing, and more.

Photo Location: Belmont Harbor at the lakefront

I will post a separate article specifically for the loop, there's just too much to decide on one photo!

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