March 27, 2009

Chicago City Lights

Photograph by Jim Richardson

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Chicago at night burns bright under blankets of clouds. Much of the glow escapes from streetlamps, including clear, Victorian-style lamps good for creating atmosphere but poor for harnessing today's extra-bright bulbs.

See more photographs from the November 2008 feature story "Our Vanishing Night."


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