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Chicago looks eerie-beautiful in the heavy fog

Written by
Brent DiCrescenzo

Are you in a local goth band? Hopefully you ran outside with your camera today. A thick blanket of fog rolled in over downtown Chicago this afternoon. The vibe was so super Joy Division–y, and naturally every amateur photographer with a cellphone was snapping up dramatic shots of the skyline under a cloud. We scoured Instagram for some cool pics to document the meteorological wonder. 

Montrose Beach looks like a wonderfully lonely place to throw stones into Lake Michigan while listening to the Smiths.

Zack Snyder is so bummed he's not here for some moody Batman filming.

Cut off the skyscrapers, and Chicago kind of looks like Little Rock.

Or the Arctic.

Workers in the Loop stare longingly out the window from their desks, dreaming up Twilight fan fiction.

I know it's a filter and all, but the river looks ominous.

Not a great time for an architectural tour. But a killer time if you're in a doom metal band.

Is this how Wiz Khalifa sees the world?

I'm totally going to make a drone remix of Wilco.

See? This guy seems happy about it.

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