Friday, September 9, 2011

Days 240-251

Wow! I've been away for a while. I won't give up, though! So here's my last 12 days. I will try my best to explain them, and I will try to keep updating more often. 

How is everyone else doing with school starting? I think that about knocked me off the edge, but I will survive! We also have company until the 14th, and I'm loving it!

Keep up the good work, my 365 friends! 

 Day 240

Outside of the John G. Shedd Aquarium, there were huge waves hitting the jogging path. I tried to capture some of them from a distance. Surprisingly, you'd still see a jogger or two or three come into the picture. I didn't get a good wave when they jogged by, though.

 Day 241

All the garbage piled up along the corners of the jogging path. I squatted down to get a good view, then a  little wave came over. I thought, "Cool, I'll wait for the next one." Well, the "next one" became a wall of water that send me running. I had good enough sense to snap a picture even if I was jumping backwards and making a run for it at the same time!


Day 242

 Sunburst from the ferris wheel at Navy Pier


 Day 243

Footprints in the sand. Do you know that poem? The best out there!
"It was there I carried you" 
powerful!!


Day 244

 Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach


 Day 245

North Avenue Beach


Day 246

Water Tower on Michigan Avenue - Chicago, IL


 Day 247

Marilyn Monroe statue in Pioneer Court near NBC Tower in Chicago


 Day 248

Trump Tower near Michigan Ave and the Chicago River


 Day 249

Another near and dear photo since it's the Chicago Fire Dept boat! I captured the old boat as it was on it's way out of commission. Mayor and Chicago Fire Department officials dedicated the new $8.5 million fire boat at Burhman Harbor in honor of Firefighter Christopher Wheatley, killed fighting a fire in 2010, Thursday, May 5, 2011.


 Day 250

No Swimming! But, would you want to? Those waves were little, but the undertow is great. You could barely see this little painted sign on the concrete.


 Day 251

The Wrigley Building is a gorgeous HUGE building along the Chicago River. It's hard to do it justice in a little photo, but here is the top of it towering over Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River.



7 comments:

Kim said...

I love all your shots! I actually love Chicago. It is a very fun city to visit. I have been there once.. I would like another visit : )

Kristal said...

I loved visiting Chicago. You got some great shots - love the waves!

Chelsea said...

What a great tour of the city. I've never been, but definitely would love to go!!

Denise said...

WOW Kara...Awesome, awesome photos...
Now I want to visit Chicago...It totally reminds me of NY..There are so many unique things around...I too have to catch up on my pics...Maybe tonight ;), I'm in the middle of a move..I guess it will depend how tired I am...Ha!

Branson said...

Love the ferris wheel and the footprints in the sand!

Missus Wookie said...

Been enjoying your Chicago shots - I'd like to go one day! Coveting your blue skies tho' too :)

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

busy times but looks like fun times, just over a 100 days left ~