Some random views of Chicago.
The chance to go up in some of the buildings in downtown Chicago + zoom lens = close ups of some of the classic old skyscrapers upper floors not normally visible!
Most were taken from the 26th floor of 333 North Michigan Avenue.
A beautiful late afternoon in October was the perfect time to take the Chicago Architectural Foundation’s River Tour. The highlights…
The Elmhurst, Illinois Art Museum is located in on a small campus in suburban Chicago. In addition to a couple of galleries, they have a space that local artists continue to work.
We did not however make the trip out to the ‘burbs for the paintings. We were here to see one of the few houses that famed architect Mies Van Der Rohe designed. Designed in 1952, it was moved in the 1990s to the art museum campus.
It is considered one of the classics of mid century modern.
The museum has done their own interpretation of the furnishings and artwork throughout.
A sunny Sunday in the city – a perfect time to go to Coney Island.
Even though it was warm the beach was almost vacant.
As was the boardwalk.
A perfect time to stop for some Nathan’s Hot Dogs.
Back on the boardwalk we met a zombie baseball team.
There is currently a large collection of very unique murals on walls placed around a common space. The artists came from all over the world.
It was time to get back on the train to Manhattan….
But not before stopping at the Brighton Beach station where the MTA museum was running a number of vintage trains.
A great way to spend a few hours at the beach – Brooklyn style.
In the early days of river transportation a common style of boat was the sternwheeler. With it’s distinctive large wooden wheel on the back (stern) to propel it, it was a common sight along the Ohio River.
Today most of the sternwheels are mostly decorative, with a traditional propeller providing most of the propulsion. The boats at the Marietta Sternwheeler Festival were mostly campers on boats.
We went to Marietta to check out the stern wheel boats and found a car show too. This is another post featuring the unique styling of the grills of the cars and trucks.