Chicago’s The L Elevated Train The Loop CTA Photos Downtown

In late February 2021, I spent a day scouting engagement photography locations around Chicago. In the process of discovering locations to photograph recently engaged couples in Chicago, I also spent time photographing CTA’s The L, an elevated train/subway system in downtown Chicago. I have always liked trains, but urban subways are a fascination of mine. The Chicago L photos below are of the elevated train line in The Loop and things seen from the Brown Line train to Merchandise Mart.

I love these photos of the train tracks. The first one is by far my favorite. It is the subway tracks between a bunch of skyscrapers looking south. I can’t get over the symmetry of the tracks. Additionally, the curved track photos that I took from high up in a parking garage are also cool. I patiently waited for the trains to come by to get the shot. This took a lot of planning and research to get these.

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The L Chicago

Step aboard The L Chicago, and embark on an unforgettable journey through the vibrant heart of the Windy City. As the iconic elevated train system weaves its way through the bustling streets, it takes you on an adventure that immerses you in the soulful essence of Chicago.

Feel the rhythm of the city as you traverse its diverse neighborhoods, each pulsating with its unique energy. From the historic charm of Wicker Park to the lively spirit of Lincoln Park, The L Chicago reveals the captivating tapestry that defines this metropolis.

As you gaze out of the train’s windows, marvel at the architectural wonders that line your route. From the towering skyscrapers of the Loop to the magnificent beauty of Millennium Park, The L Chicago offers stunning vistas at every turn.

And it’s not just the visual feast that mesmerizes; it’s the multicultural symphony that wafts through the air. Feel the beat of jazz mingling with the aroma of deep-dish pizza, as you traverse the landscape that birthed the blues.

But The L Chicago is not just about sightseeing; it’s about connecting with the city’s pulse. Engage in lively conversations with locals, who passionately share tales of the city’s colorful past and exciting present. Discover hidden gems and uncover the secrets that only true locals know.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned city dweller, The L Chicago promises a fresh perspective on this ever-evolving urban landscape. Sit back, relax, and soak in the energy as you travel the rails of history and culture. Lastly, let The L Chicago be your ticket to an authentic Chicago experience.

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