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2013 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Parade

Congrats to the Chicago Blackhawks for winning the Stanley Cup twice in the last three years. I knew this parade would be a pretty big deal and it surely didn’t disappoint. Once Chicago officials released the parade route, which would travel from the United Center down Washington Street and onto Grant Park. I had to plan my attack to due the hundreds of thousands of people  that would be downtown.

Using Google Street view I was looking for any pubic parking garages to shoot looking down on the parade. I found the perfect one, which I thought. But when I arrived I went to the top and one of the managers wasn’t very accommodating to say the least. Then I saw some balconies on the side of the building with a bunch of people looking down. So I stood outside of the door waiting for someone to go into the building. I was lucky that two people were going up to the 11th floor to watch the parade from a friends condo and they were happy to have me! So, I was in with the perfect view of the parade!

On Friday evening I went out and shot some city features.

Please enjoy the images of the parade.

Chicago Police place barricades on Washington Street prior to the start of the 2013 Stanley Cup championship celebration in downtown Chicago.

A Chicago Police Officer walks down Washington Street with a K-9 dog prior to the start of the 2013 Stanley Cup championship celebration in downtown Chicago.

Chicago Blackhawks fans on Washington Street during the 2013 Stanley Cup championship celebration in downtown Chicago.

Trolly carrying Chicago Blackhawks players makes its way down Washington Street during the 2013 Stanley Cup championship celebration in downtown Chicago.

Chicago Blackhawks celebrate on double decker buses down Washington Street during the 2013 Stanley Cup championship celebration in downtown Chicago.

Chicago Blackhawks celebrate on double decker buses down Washington Street during the 2013 Stanley Cup championship celebration in downtown Chicago.

 

Chicago Blackhawks player Jonathan Toews holds the Stanley Cup during the 2013 Stanley Cup championship celebration in downtown Chicago.

Chicago Blackhawks player Jonathan Toews holds the Stanley Cup during the 2013 Stanley Cup championship celebration in downtown Chicago.

Chicago Blackhawks player Jonathan Toews holds the Stanley Cup during the 2013 Stanley Cup championship celebration in downtown Chicago.

Chicago Blackhawks player Jonathan Toews waves to the crowd the Stanley Cup during the 2013 Stanley Cup championship celebration in downtown Chicago.

Chicago Blackhawks player Jonathan Toews waves to the crowd the Stanley Cup during the 2013 Stanley Cup championship celebration in downtown Chicago.

Chicago Blackhawks player Jonathan Toews holds the Stanley Cup during the 2013 Stanley Cup championship celebration in downtown Chicago.

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