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There is a backdrop for beautiful, engaging, and vivid photography at every corner of the Fox Cities. Check out which nine photos from the Fox Cities Instagram in 2020 were your favorites.
#9: Nestled along Main Street in Little Chute, Seth's Coffee serves up coffee, drinks, and fresh baked goods from its cozy corner coffeehouse. This photo was snapped on one of the first December 2020 snowfalls.
#8: This bird's-eye view night scene in Appleton overlooks the Fox River, Oneida Street bridge, and stretches miles and miles ahead. It shines a light on the innovation at the heart of the Fox Cities, highlighting the mix of historical aspects and modern redevelopment in our region. (Photo credit: IG@wewps)
#7: It's difficult to beat a beautiful winter sunset. This stunning winter sunset photograph was taken from a drone in Appleton and looks south/southwest over the Fox River and Little Lake Butte des Morts. (Photo credit: IG@pduimstra)
#6: The Fox Cities is home to one of the finest liberal arts universities in the country and music conservatory programs in the world: Lawrence University. This creative photo combines an archived photo and present-day backdrop on the university's campus. (Photo credit: IG@lawrenceuni)
#5: This lit alleyway in downtown Neenah is a popular backdrop for professional photographers and Instagram users alike every season of the year. It connects the vibrant, yet charming, Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Neenah to corporate office buildings and parking.
#4: Fox Cities-based professional commercial photographer Graham Washatka captured this stunning sunset photograph over Appleton. Lawrence University and the Fox River sit in the foreground, which lead into College Avenue, downtown Appleton, and miles beyond. (Photo Credit: IG@grahamimages)
#3: Stretching over College Avenue (Appleton) intersections every Christmas and holiday season, the Avenue of Angels shines for all to see as they drive, stroll, or shop along the Avenue. This evening photograph provided a glimmer of hope and beauty amid an unprecedented year, showcasing the vibrancy of the downtown and spirit of the season.
#2: Sturgeon spearing on Lake Winnebago is a winter sport tradition like no other. The lake has the largest self-sustaining lake sturgeon population in the world, and every second Saturday in February, fishermen flock to it to stake out their chance to spear one of these giant, prehistoric fish, as shown being held by a group of friends and fishermen in this photo. (Photo Credit: IG@hick_hearn & @schmidty__20)
#1: The most engaging Instagram post of 2020 was this late November winter shot in downtown Appleton featuring the Avenue of Angels and a stretch of storefronts. In this unprecedented year, the Fox Cities CVB pivoted much of our messaging and efforts to continue to promote and support small and local businesses and attractions, which make our destination and region what it is. This shot combines the glimmer and spirit of the season and the local businesses at the heart of our communities.
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