This Stunning Time-Lapse Video Makes Chicago Look Like a Tiny Model

We all know Chicago is damn well the most beautiful city in the world, and yet somehow, a new time-lapse video using tilt-shift photography makes it look even more spectacular -- like a miniature toy model buzzing with movement and life. The video, by Little Big World, shows a bustling downtown full of trains, boats, cars, and tiny ant-sized people as well as some sexy skyline time-lapse shots at various times of day. Play it in full screen and feel like a giant with the most badass toy train set.

Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and really needs to visit Chicago soon and hit up his old stomping grounds. Send news tips to and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.