Saturday, September 13, 2008

Chicago Road Trip - Architecture Lesson

My brother Ewan recommended taking the Chicago Architecture Foundation's river tour to get an understanding of the city. This was not the standard cheesy tourist's cruise. I learned a lot about the themes and motifs built high over Chicago in steel, glass and marble. Also, I hadn't realized that Chicago is a canal city! I loved seeing people boating and kayaking right through the centre of town.

Chicago Architectural Boat Cruise

Chicago Architectural Boat Cruise - Looking Straight Up

Chicago Architectural Boat Cruise

Chicago Architectural Boat Cruise (or Bespin Cloud City?)

Chicago Architectural Boat Cruise

1 comment :

Simon said...

One of things I love about Chicago is that the river and waterways opens up the city so you can actually see it. That and the sense that they give a damn about the look of each and every building - the variety and quality of design there makes Toronto seem efficiently boring.

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