On October 29th, 2010, I posted my first photo to Instagram. I actually had downloaded the app a couple weeks prior but didn’t really get the point: why would I want other people to see pictures I take with my phone? Well in those two weeks of just having an account, I gained a few random followers, so I figured might as well give them something to look at. As I was on my way to work and waiting for the train, I took a picture of my view and applied my then favorite, now no longer, filter Gotham. And low and behold - people started liking and commenting… Chicagoans from the same neighborhood, people from across the states with the same interests, foreigners from around the world who loved my city. I checked out their streams, got inspired to take more photos, learned about places I’ve never been, and gained a few friends along the way. Social media at it’s finest. Thanks to Instagram, I became reacquainted with an art that I once loved but had forgotten about and am given a great outlet to grow some of my photographic skills.
Did you all have a great weekend? We’d love to see your photos, so share them with us by using our hashtag, #igerschicago!
Our teammate, @cmykchicago covered some serious ground during Open House Chicago! Pictured here are the Edgewater Apartments. #OHC2014 🔺🔺🔺🔺🔺🔺🔺🔺🔺🔺🔺🔺🔺
Scroll our feed for contest rules, if you attended Open House Chicago! Join our joint challenge with @chiarchitecture and earn a chance to win a membership to the Chicago Architecture Foundation and a $100 gift card to the CAF Store! #chiarchitecture (at Edgewater Beach Apartments)
A fun thing about instameets is the chance to photograph friends or make new ones! ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️
Congratulations to @katrinarobinsn for this #wwim10_chicago feature! Chosen by @cmykchicago.
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TODAY IS THE DAY! #igerschicago this is @relaxocat on behalf of the entire IGers Chicago team, we look forward to meeting everyone!
▪️Meet us and @ChiArchitecure PROMTLY at 11am in the Great Hall of Union Station. Please be sure to pick up a name-tag from @relaxocat, @mcquake01 or @elbow_macaroni! Tags have a secret purpose so don’t lose yours! Meet @city_in_a_garden, @mollypg, or @cmykchicago for other goodies!
▪️We’re all excited about today’s #WWIM10_CHICAGO festivities, and I know some of you are worried about the weather. Fear not, over the last 3+ years we’ve seen you all in rain, snow, and subzero degree temperatures, so today will be a piece o’ cake. We’ll be inside most of the time, and the @ChicagoWaterTaxi has interior space. Dress warmly and bring an umbrella.
▪️$2 cash and a 15 minute ride gets us over to our next destination via the Chicago Water Taxi! If you wander from the group, be sure to meet us by 12:15 at the Chicago Water Taxi stop along the river, beside Union Station. Look for their signs along the riverfront.
▪️We’ll land near Michigan Ave. and take a short walk over to @SPACEbyDoejo where we’ll mingle & warm up with some hot @BowTruss coffee!
▪️Due to the weather, we will NOT be accessing the roof of SPACE, but we’re hoping to be invited back during a sunny day!
▪️After we’re all warmed up, we’ll head out by invitation of @ChooseChicago and @RedMoonTheater to the Great Chicago Fire Festival @ChicagoFireFest taking place along the river. We’ll conclude our instameet at the Neighborhood Bazaar!
Be sure to show some love to us and our friends by using our tags at each location!
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