The greatness of Chicago beach volleyball, and Flickr

Volleyball - sunsetVolleyball - spike and skylineVolleyball - from aboveThere are few things in Chicago that are better than beach volleyball in the summer, with the vast, blue span of the lake to the east and the dramatic skyline to the west. A sunset game after work is what it’s all about.

These photos were found using Flickr’s (Yahoo!’s) photo search. I’ve found again and again that if you are looking for good pics this is the place to go, not Google image search. The main reason Flickr is better is because of the tags that its users who upload the photos attach to each photo. Now that Yahoo! is finally integrating Flickr into its own main search, it will be ahead of Google for this type of content. More on why.

[Photo credits: Top left: starart, Top right: Ken Ilio, Bottom: Symbiosis]

UPDATE: To see some serious volleyball on Chicago’s North Beach, see it when the AVP tour comes to town this summer.

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2 thoughts on “The greatness of Chicago beach volleyball, and Flickr

  1. ah… I’d give the hair off the big toe on my right foot to be able to play a tournament there on that beach. And that is saying something – those hairs are long. Where are the tables where I set my beer between points?

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