Foggy Hancock...

The new year came in like a lamb over the past few days (and I am not complaining one bit), with fog settling about the city. I found myself up on Michigan Ave yesterday and discovered the Hancock disappearing in a sea of white.

While the 29th floor is the highest floor I have lived on, I know well what it is like when your view is completely obscured by fog. You look at your windows and see nothing but gray white, as if your windows suddenly have become frosted glass.

The residental units at the Hancock begin on the 46th floor, shooting up to the 92nd floor. I am sure they are accustomed to having their view disappear in the winter.

Looking up from Delaware Street.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Devyn,

Just happened upon your blog and found it interesting. You have amazing photography skills. Also noticed that every picture you've taken has some building or the other in it...

It's nice to see parts of chicago on your blog. I had a friend who lived in chicago for some time and is planning to move back there again if he hasn't already.

Anyways... take care and keep posting interesting pics.


1/03/2006 9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does the enitre building stay hidden in the fog or do some of the upper floors rise above it?

Just curious.

As always, great shots!


1/03/2006 2:25 PM  
Blogger Devyn said...

It really can vary. I have seen upper middle floors obscurred, but the very top exposed, as well as the entire upper portion shrouded in fog. There are a few amazing images out there of layers of fog across the city, with just the tops of tall buildings peaking through. Here is a link to one image that I think is amazing:
Chicago Fog


1/03/2006 4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! That shot is breathtaking! Thanks for the link!

One other fog-related question. Does the fog in Chicago always "hover" above ground? All the pictures I've ever seen, or in the time-lapse shots on WGN, the fog always seems to be quite a ways up from the ground. I have yet to be there in the winter, so I don't know.

I'm from the Central Valley in CA. Being from Sacto yourself, you might remember that nasty "tule fog" that hugs the ground like pea soup...? The one where you can't see your hand in front of your face, let alone drive safely? Bleck!

Does Chicago ever get that messy stuff?


1/03/2006 11:22 PM  
Blogger Devyn said...

Chicagolvr, I remember Tule Fog
all too well (check out the linked image), growing up in Sacramento. Memories of walking to the bus stop to catch my school bus in the fog are flashing through my head as I type this. Anyway, I haven't seen much fog like that here, it has been a rare event that you can't see less than a few blocks ahead at ground level.

1/04/2006 9:13 AM  

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