Category Archives: Parks

Day 128: Along the Riverwalk

This was taken along the riverwalk. The riverwalk spans from Dearborn Street under Michigan Avenue and East to Lake Michigan the Chicago River Walk and ends at Navy Pier.  It’s a great place to go and meander along taking in the view, or just … Continue reading

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Day 127: On The Rocks

This was taken of the rocks right below the pier in the Milton L. Olive III park as the water from Lake Michigan washed up against them.

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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 123: The Wheel

From the Milton L. Olive III Park, here is a photo of the ferris wheel at Navy Pier.  The yellow flowering bushes showcase that spring is finally here. 

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Day 121: The Map

In heading along the Chicago Riverwalk on my way up to Navy Pier, I found this sculpture of a map from 2000 of the city of Chicago.  It is right near the breakwater access that leads to the Chicago Marine and Safety … Continue reading

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Day 120: Chicago Rising From the Lake

Chicago Rising from the Lake The sculpture, commissioned in 1954 by the City of Chicago and weighing over 3 tons, was originally installed on the facade of Chicago Parking Facility No. 1 at 11 W. Wacker Drive, and remained there … Continue reading

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Day 67: Along the Lakefront Trail

This photo was taken along the Lakefront Trail and shows a little glimpse into the weekend city life– biking along the trail, traffic on Lake Shore Drive and the beautiful skyline in the background.  (Click here for map of trails)

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Day 65: Alexander Hamilton

The Alexander Hamilton statue was built in 1940 and is located on Stockton and Cannon in Lincoln Park.  Designed by John Angel with a cost of $1M dollars to produce, the statue was commissioned by Kate Sturgis Buckingham.  She considered Hamilton “one of the least appreciated great … Continue reading

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Day 59: Dogwood Tree

Again, something I found during one of my photo walks around Chicago. The alternate-leaf dogwood is native to the Chicago region and much of the northeastern United States. This photo was taken of the Dogwood and its berries during the … Continue reading

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Day 57: Lurie Boardwalk

This is the boardwalk featured in the Lurie Garden located in Millenium Park. The boardwalk floats over stepped pools leaving a 5″ wide surface along the Seem Wall.  It is built of sturdy Ipe wood and  was designed as a … Continue reading

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