While we’re not big advocates of experiencing travel through the viewfinder of camera or the screen of a smartphone, sometimes the best souvenir is a photo. Not only is it a great way to share where you’ve been with family, friends and other travelers, it also preserves the memory for years to come. Chicago is a city full of world-class architecture, works of art, statues, sculptures and otherwise iconic landmarks. Whether snapping a selfie or taking a still life, these are nine of the most Instagram-worthy photo opportunities not to miss on your next visit to the Windy City.
Paste Travel’s Bucket List columnist Lauren Kilberg is a Chicago-based freelance writer. Her travels have found her camping near the Pakistani border of India and conquering volcanoes in the Philippines.