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© Richard Knight
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John Linton recently uploaded some outstanding photos of Chicago’s iconic architecture. [Click on one of my favorites.]

Since Linda and I had a trip to Chicago coming up on Friday, October 12, I wrote John and asked him for some recommendations. He strongly suggested the “architectural tour” from the vantage point of the Chicago River. We acted on John’s advice, and we are glad we did!

On our arrival in Chicago, we took a taxi to the Palmer House, where we met our friends Janice and Mike, who had flown in from Marin County, California. (Mike and I were in the same army outfit more than 40 years ago, and the two “lieutenants” have remained best friends ever since.)

The four of us took a cab to the Navy Pier, where we boarded our boat. Everyone on board was French Canadian, except the four of us (and the crew), which added to the fun.

In the lower right, two very attractive ladies are waiting for the tour to begin.

In the larger photo, the boat has left the pier, turned around, and has “set sail” for the mouth of the Chicago River (just to the right of the small boat, at center).

The buildings you see here are only an appetizer. I could never have imagined what we were about to see during the next hour and a half.

As always, thanks for stopping by this page!

25 responses

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (17 Oct 2012):

    Wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (17 Oct 2012):

    Absolutley a beauty, I love the light and angles in this..stunning Richard!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (17 Oct 2012):

    Wow, what a beautiful composition!! See you next week cuz!!

  • Bruce Wendler

    Bruce Wendler gave props (17 Oct 2012):

    Great tip and shot

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (17 Oct 2012):

    I love that you really describe everything !!!! super capture !!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (17 Oct 2012):

    Seeing by the warm coats Linda and Janice are wearing it looks like Chicago had a bit of cold weather for this time of the year but probably even more evident by the river..Excellent shots and narrative.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (17 Oct 2012):

    Wonderful capture of a remarkable view, I like the reflections on some of the buildings.. very beautiful!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (18 Oct 2012):


  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (18 Oct 2012):

    And so it begins...

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (18 Oct 2012):

    Well done! I like this composition! (esp. the reflection of light off the water onto the ceiling of the boat!)

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (18 Oct 2012):

    Love the extra sparkle of the water,

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (18 Oct 2012):

    Having never been to Chicago, I am amazed at what I see here. Wonderful shots, Dick!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (18 Oct 2012):

    A fun time, beautiful shot, Richard !

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (18 Oct 2012):

    Love the sparkle and reflections. Glad you had fun.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (18 Oct 2012):

    What an expectation as you start your tour! With all those glass high rises around you, it almost seems alien. A cool adventure, especially with your fair company.

  • diana a

    diana a   gave props (18 Oct 2012):

    chicago is very photogenic!! nice!!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (19 Oct 2012):

    You sure don't let grass grow under your feet! Great shot of expectation and a glimpse of future pleasures.

  • Aloha Montgomery

    Aloha Montgomery gave props (19 Oct 2012):

    Wow what an excellent experience ... great pic ... love the angles and the sparkles on the water. Looking forward to seeing more.....

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (20 Oct 2012):

    now I know what to do when I'm in Chicago! Awesome!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (20 Oct 2012):

    Surely the boat tour is the visit better, proceed slowly and smoothly traffic make the best effect to enjoy the walk. awesome scenery!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (20 Oct 2012):

    lovely shot

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (21 Oct 2012):

    beautiful scene! looks so relaxing.

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (21 Oct 2012):

    I love Chicago!! the tour you took is super ..... I also LOVED the LOOP!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (21 Oct 2012):

    Another fabulous shot and adventure!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (11 Nov 2012):

    Beautiful shot, wonderful narrative and info - boy, it is making me want to go to Chicago again, especially in the spring : ). Uh, are there any JPG'ers there that might want to put on a meet up : )

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