The following is a guest post written by Katherine Stott of CondoGala, the ultimate online resource for anyone looking to buy luxury condos in a number of major international cities. Chicago is hot on many people's lists of cities to visit.

Perhaps you're investigating the idea of home swap for the holidays? Maybe you're renting a luxury condo in Chicago? Whatever the case may be, take note of the following incredible spots that can form the backdrop to your memory making.These are a few of the best photo spots in Chicago according to us, but we're pretty sure we haven't come close to covering them all.

A Birds Eye View of the City

Ask anyone who regularly walks the streets of Chicago and they'll tell you for a great aerial view of the city, you need to venture up either John Hancock Tower or the old Sears Tower, which is now known as the Willis Tower. The John Hancock Tower is located at 875 North Michigan Avenue and the Sears / Willis Tower is located at 233 South Wacker Drive.

Panoramic Picture Perfect

If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, there are a vast number of excellent photo spots that can offer you a "ground floor" view of the city and all her magic. The Planetarium is located at 1300 South Lake Shore Drive is not only a great tourist attraction, but also the ideal spot to capture a view of the city in panoramic. It's situated on a small piece of land that juts into the lake, far enough removed to give that outside perspective from an onlooker looking in.

Getting Creative

Chicago is home to so many unique buildings, luxury condos and an awesome array of architectural styles that are internationally renowned. With such interesting features, there are a great number of buildings that contribute to the best photo spots in Chicago.

The Rookery Building offers beautifully lit rooms and staircases that create different levels of space. It?s often used for wedding photography, or simply to create beautiful imagery. Find the Rookery Building at: 209 South La Salle Street

Buckingham Fountain offers another tourist hotspot that presents a great deal of detail that can be emphasized with the right point of view. Find the Buckingham Fountain at: 301 E Columbus Drive and 500 S Congress Parkway

Union Station is another one of these awe-inspiring buildings that seemingly turns you into a professional photographer in seconds ? every corner holds a perfect photo. Find the Union Station at: 225 S Canal Street

What are your best photo spots in Chicago? We know there are a lot more than mentioned here, so why not share a few of your own favorites?