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© Richard Knight
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[Chicago, Oct. 12, 2012]

After getting underway, we sailed up the Chicago River, turned right at the fork and continued northward for a view of the John Hancock Tower.

We then turned around, and continued southward (left at the fork) for a view of the Sears Tower (in the photo, at center), once the world’s tallest building.

“The Sears Tower” now has a different name, but if you use that name, no one will know what you are talking about it.

I have some pictures of the Sears Tower taken from directly below, but that view doesn’t really capture the grandeur of this magnificent building and, in any event, that view can be taken from the street, and this was a river cruise.

The days are numbered for that small red-brick building on the left. Real estate along the Chicago River is so valuable that even the smallest parcel must make way for a skyscraper.

There are something like twenty-seven drawbridges that span the Chicago River. The one shown here was raised to accommodate a much larger vessel that was behind us.

After uploading this picture to my laptop, I noticed the lady in the blue coat (lower left). Was Dawn Duffield on board? If she was, she did not speak to us. I must ask her.

The next photo in this series will highlight some of the “art deco” buildings. They are the highlight of any tour along the Chicago River.

I apologize for falling behind on your photos. I am on the road to Richmond for a JPG meet-up. I promise to catch up with you later this week.

As always, thank you for stopping by this page!

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  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (23 Oct 2012):


  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (23 Oct 2012):

    My kind of town.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (23 Oct 2012):

    Excellent view point of the Sears Tower and the sight seers included adds interest also..Have a good trip to Virginia for the JPG Meet-up.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (23 Oct 2012):

    Amazing POV, beautiful detail and color!

  • Raje Esteban

    Raje Esteban gave props (24 Oct 2012):

    well captured!

  • peter bodigor

    peter bodigor gave props (24 Oct 2012):

    I love a new perspective of my city!!! Super nice!!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (25 Oct 2012):


  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (25 Oct 2012):

    this is beautiful! the sunlight, the blue skies and your comp and angle on this are terrific!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (25 Oct 2012):

    Wonderful POV. Have a safe trip, my friend. No doubt you'll have lots of fun. Sure wish I could join you at the meet-up. Here's to hoping I can at the next one.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (25 Oct 2012):

    Rock on Richard...Rock on...

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (26 Oct 2012):

    My favorite complex of buildings. Well designed composition.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (26 Oct 2012):

    Fabulous Richard, love the inset as well !

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (29 Oct 2012):

    nice shot well composed!!!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (6 Nov 2012):

    Another fantastic view! Nice perspective from the boat.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (11 Nov 2012):

    I LOVE Chicago!!! Fantastic photo with a great perspective and as always, great info on your photos!

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (17 Dec 2012):

    Our son Will moved to Chicago. Very nice!

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