07/25/2014 10:28 am ET Updated Sep 24, 2014

The Beauty of Chicago

I grew up in a suburb of Chicago. The city was always a magical place where my family would go see seasonal decorations, museums, theater productions, sporting events, and of course eat great food. I loved the city of Chicago and throughout my childhood I dreamt of the day when I could be a part of that city. When I finished school and started working in the Loop, the city became less magical to me. I was stuck in an office building from early in the morning to late in the evening. My view was not of the amazing city surrounding me, but of a window into another office building on the 30th floor. It is easy to forget the stunning backdrop we are blessed with, when we do not take the time to look beyond our day to day lives.

I stumbled across this beautiful time-lapse video of the city of Chicago. A freelance photographer named Max Wilson took the shots over a two year period using his Cannon camera/lenses and Emotimo equipment. It refreshed my view and brought me back to the same pride and excitement I had for the city when I was a kid. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did, and I encourage everyone to take a few minutes out of their lives to again see the incredible surroundings we often take for granted.

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