Dear, dear friends rented a rather cute and fortunately seaworthy electric boat for a Sunday afternoon picnic and tour of the Chicago River last weekend. The Air and Water show ended a couple of hours earlier so the traffic on the river was clearing as were the clouds. Fun group, good food, drink and conversations are always an excellent way to spend a summer afternoon.
The always impressive Merchandise Mart.
The Civic Opera Building.
The Sears Tower. I know, I know.
The scenes along the south branch of the river appeal to my eye: the warehouses and early 20th century rail bridges still in use, disrepair and decay.
A favorite bridge, the St. Charles Air Line, built in 1919 by the American Bridge Company (AmBridge)!
Water tower silhouette.
Shadows and sun on the Wells Street Bridge.