I love the sound when the bridges go up. It's like a symphony of bells that echoes throughout the city and bounces all the way up to the tops of all the tall buildings.
Little tiny cars down below are parked outside the House Of Blues waiting the valet between the east and west towers of Marina City's 'corncobs'.
Also seen here is the rooftop of Smith and Wollensky, part of State Street, part of the river, and a little of the rooftop of House of Blues.
How to Get Ready for a Crowd
Wacker and Dearborn, Monday night after NATO
From Down Under
Under the bridge, that is...
I couldn't resist a shot with my iPhone of the beautiful evening sky reflecting in the river. This was the first night of the NATO summit and we were hanging out by the Marina at Marina City watching the Coast Guard boats...and showing them where the bathroom was when they stopped by. I felt amazingly safe and secure in my little riverfront home with the amazing presence of these groups around me!
House of Blues
HOB and the parking part of Marina City behind it
It's being uploaded over a year after I took it, but I never fail to laugh when I read these signs. All of them.
I considerd putting it in the 'wildlife' section...or maybe farm animals. If only there were a 'humor' category!
State and Wacker on the day they took that bright UNITRIN sign down. The residents here at Marina Towers were thrilled to see it go away for a week...but less than thrilled to find the new 'Kemper' sign even brighter! Alas...at it made for a good couple hours of helicopter watching in Downtown Chicago!
Dark and Scary
Still more stormy weather from Marina City's rooftop. I'm convinced, however, that the Kemper sign in bright miserably ugly and intrusive white letters should be unplugged due to excessive light pollution and an unnecessary waste of energy.
Under the Weather
I shot this from the rooftop of Marina City during our first good stormy night of the year.
Cemeteries are the least 'dead' places I can think of. These were growing at Graceland Cemetery on Clark Street in Chicago.