I had good intentions of keeping the blog current while we were traveling but somehow the days go by and I don't get around to it. So here is the rest of our two weeks in Chicago, which was mostly spent walking around the city or just hanging out in the condo appreciating the views.
|Low clouds obscuring Sears Tower, now called Willis Tower|
On one of our walks we checked out Chicago's most famous public art.
|Chicago by Juan Miro|
|Chagall's Four Seasons mosaic|
|The Picasso at Daley Plaza|
|Monument with Standing Beast by Jean Dubuffet|
|Advertising a COVID testing site|
|Our good buddy, Sydney. We grew quite fond of him over the two weeks we were there.|
|Farmer's market at Daley Plaza, one of many small local farmer's markets around town.|
|Lakefront trail along Lake Michigan with separate bike and pedestrian lanes.|
|View of Old Town from our table at Happy Camper Pizza|
|Hostess center at Happy Camper. The vegan pizza and beer were both excellent so we went twice.|
|One of the lovely Old Town streets|
The day before we left we finally got around to taking a 90 minute architectural boat tour of the city, which came highly recommended. It was really informative and entertaining, and always fun to get a different perspective from the water.
|Hillary, our tour guide, in front of The Merchandise Mart|
|Passing under one of many low bridges|
|Wrigley Building and Chicago Tribune|
|Nice day for a boat ride with the overcast skies|
|St. Regis condos, starting at $1 million for a studio|
|Marina City condos, a much cheaper alternative to the St. Regis|
|By the end of the tour we both had sore necks from so much looking up.|
|Canal St railroad bridge, a vertical lift bridge|
|Waterfront park in Chinatown|
We had a great time being temporary high-rise residents in Chicago, although it would have been better had the COVID numbers not been escalating while we were there. On our last weekend Lollapalooza was taking place, which brought over 100,000 people to town. We tried to avoid the busiest parts of town, like Michigan Ave., but there were more people everywhere we walked. Damn COVID.
Next up, five days on the island and a rather striking change of scenery.