Category Archives: Beach

Day 182: Lightning in the Storm

Taken from Montrose Harbor looking North East over the lake, you can see the bolts of lightning and the rain coming down over the lake.

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Day 181: Lightning Strikes

Here is a great shot of the lightning from the storm last night over the lake from Foster Ave Beach.  

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Day 167: Peaceful Day by the Lake

I took this shot while walking along the Lakefront Trail between Montrose Beach and Foster Beach.

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Day 158: Breakwater

Here is a breakwater marker along the lakefront trail near Foster Beach.

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Day 138: Let’s Go Fly a Kite

People gather on a hill in the park near Montrose Beach to fly their kites during the annual “Mayor Daley’s Kids and Kites Festival”. The festival allowed kids to assemble their own kites and fly them on a grassy expanse at … Continue reading

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Day 124: Serenity

This photo reminds me of the little zen garden that someone would have sitting on their desk at work.  This is the sand at Ohio Street beach shortly after being raked. 

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Day 105: Into The Mist

This photo was taken along the lakefront path just north of Chicago Ave late in the day while the fog was still low and covering the city.  Usually you can see the rest of the breakwater in the water but … Continue reading

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Day 58: Victor L. Schlaeger

The Victor L. Schlaeger is the City of Chicago’s only current Fireboat. The 92 foot vessel is made completely of steel and was built in 1949 and has been around for nearly 60 years. The Fireboat is capable of pumping over … Continue reading

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Day 42: Flying High

This is a picture of someone kitesurfing at Montrose Beach (Chicago’s Kite Beach) on a windy day.  The ban on kiteboarding was lifted on a test basis starting Labor Day 2004 as an “at-your-own-risk” activity and was evaluated in the … Continue reading

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Day 39: Relief on the Horizon

Taken near North Beach after high winds swept Chicago. Off in the distance you can see a rainbow as the weather clears up.

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