Images: Suburban Skyview: See our suburbs from the air

 
 
Updated 7/28/2021 1:30 PM

See our suburbs from the air in this gallery photos featured in our weekly Suburban Skview drone photo feature.

The drone view from 345 feet of the Butterfly Bed at Cantigny Park in Wheaton on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The Butterfly Bed is located just behind the Lakeside number one green at the Cantigny Golf Course and can bee seen from Butterfly Hill. It sits of 3,420 Viola Sorbet XP plants, a cool season annual in the violet family. The golf course maintenance crew give perspective to how big the Butterfly Bed is.
The drone view from 345 feet of the Butterfly Bed at Cantigny Park in Wheaton on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The Butterfly Bed is located just behind the Lakeside number one green at the Cantigny Golf Course and can bee seen from Butterfly Hill. It sits of 3,420 Viola Sorbet XP plants, a cool season annual in the violet family. The golf course maintenance crew give perspective to how big the Butterfly Bed is.
Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer
School buses are lined up in the parking lot of Forest View Educational Center at 2121 S. Goebbert Road in Arlington Heights as people play tennis at dusk on a recent evening. This drone picture was made from about 100 feet in the air.
School buses are lined up in the parking lot of Forest View Educational Center at 2121 S. Goebbert Road in Arlington Heights as people play tennis at dusk on a recent evening. This drone picture was made from about 100 feet in the air.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A crane lifts construction material to the upper story of a building under construction at the Ryan Homes Maple Street Townhomes site in downtown Mount Prospect recently. Lofts and a parking garage to the north are nearing completion, and townhouses are now being built.
A crane lifts construction material to the upper story of a building under construction at the Ryan Homes Maple Street Townhomes site in downtown Mount Prospect recently. Lofts and a parking garage to the north are nearing completion, and townhouses are now being built.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
People embark on a journey of prehistoric proportions in their vehicles in Aurora.
People embark on a journey of prehistoric proportions in their vehicles in Aurora.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
A couple of Blue Herons guard their nest in a batch of sun-bleached dead trees along Route. 72 in Hoffman Estates.
A couple of Blue Herons guard their nest in a batch of sun-bleached dead trees along Route. 72 in Hoffman Estates.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The late-day sun casts long shadows of a man walking on of the paths at Peck Farm in Geneva on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
The late-day sun casts long shadows of a man walking on of the paths at Peck Farm in Geneva on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer
A family walks through one of three mazes on 12 acres of sunflowers at Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard in Pingree Grove.
A family walks through one of three mazes on 12 acres of sunflowers at Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard in Pingree Grove.
Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer
Thrill seekers work the maze garden at the Morton Arboretum in LIsle hoping to work their way out of the living puzzle before the sun sets.
Thrill seekers work the maze garden at the Morton Arboretum in LIsle hoping to work their way out of the living puzzle before the sun sets.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
A long shadow is cast from a rider as they catch some air at The Hill BMX in Elgin.
A long shadow is cast from a rider as they catch some air at The Hill BMX in Elgin.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
A pedestrian pushes a stroller along the trail surrounding the 80-foot smokestack Wednesday at Gelatin Park in Grayslake. For 60 years, the Grayslake Gelatin Co. was the village's industrial heart and one of its main employers. The factory was closed in the early 1980s and the site was converted into a park. The smokestack was preserved which says Grayslake on one side and gelatin on the other. The park is located just west of the Grayslake Area Public Library.
A pedestrian pushes a stroller along the trail surrounding the 80-foot smokestack Wednesday at Gelatin Park in Grayslake. For 60 years, the Grayslake Gelatin Co. was the village's industrial heart and one of its main employers. The factory was closed in the early 1980s and the site was converted into a park. The smokestack was preserved which says Grayslake on one side and gelatin on the other. The park is located just west of the Grayslake Area Public Library.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
The Aloha Falls miniature golf course is lifeless after closing on the southwest corner of the Libertyville Sports Complex property. Commercial developers have their eye on the land with plans for a gas station on the site at Route 45 and Peterson Road in Libertyville. Large warehouse development is being considered for the nearby driving range which is also closed.
The Aloha Falls miniature golf course is lifeless after closing on the southwest corner of the Libertyville Sports Complex property. Commercial developers have their eye on the land with plans for a gas station on the site at Route 45 and Peterson Road in Libertyville. Large warehouse development is being considered for the nearby driving range which is also closed.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Shoppers and kids in day camp explore the Batavia Boardwalk Shops of the east side of the Fox River in downtown Batavia. Ten buildings house local vendors who sell a variety of items and edible products. Two spaces (lower right) are available for pop-up shops.
Shoppers and kids in day camp explore the Batavia Boardwalk Shops of the east side of the Fox River in downtown Batavia. Ten buildings house local vendors who sell a variety of items and edible products. Two spaces (lower right) are available for pop-up shops.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
This view looks straight down from 225 feet onto a small harbor with eleven docks in the Fox River on Saturday, May 22, 2021. The harbor is in Lions Park in Fox River Grove, just south of Northwest Highway. The peninsula at the top of the photo has a picnic table and bench in the middle and a flagpole at the end.
This view looks straight down from 225 feet onto a small harbor with eleven docks in the Fox River on Saturday, May 22, 2021. The harbor is in Lions Park in Fox River Grove, just south of Northwest Highway. The peninsula at the top of the photo has a picnic table and bench in the middle and a flagpole at the end.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Located on Central Road just west of Rolling Meadows High School, this Rolling Meadows water tower appears to be wearing a crown of sorts prior to repainting. While an artistic design graces the west side of the water tower, the lettering scheme is asymmetrical as the city's name is spelled out in capitalized black letters on the opposite side. The metal protrusions allow the installation of a protective liner around the tank to minimize dust and overspray from landing on the surrounding area, including nearby homes and cars.
Located on Central Road just west of Rolling Meadows High School, this Rolling Meadows water tower appears to be wearing a crown of sorts prior to repainting. While an artistic design graces the west side of the water tower, the lettering scheme is asymmetrical as the city's name is spelled out in capitalized black letters on the opposite side. The metal protrusions allow the installation of a protective liner around the tank to minimize dust and overspray from landing on the surrounding area, including nearby homes and cars.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
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