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Saturday, June 7, 2014

About that architecture

Yes, I have many many pictures of architectural gems, mainly taken from the river. Although I knew vaguely that there was such a thing as the Chicago River, I hadn't known that there are three branches to it, and you can see much of the city from a comfortable seat on a river boat. It's also a great vantage point for dramatic photos.

Lots of Art Deco. And Art Deco revival. Lots of International Style, Mies van der Rohe and his wannabes. Some ornate limestone structures that survived the great fire of 1871.

I took the picture on the left before going on the tour. That's the view down Wacker Drive (my new second-favorite street name) towards the Wrigley Building. The front of the building, taken from the river, is below.

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