Instead of the eye of the Lion, I have for you a photo of The Bean which was our next destination.
But we before we set off for The Bean, we got sidetracked by another food truck and tacos.
|Photo credit: Patti Groetsema|
We had gotten very hungry walking that eight tenths of a mile from the train station to Michigan Avenue, and passing all those other food trucks. This guy was a sweetheart, super friendly and courteous, running his taco stand like a well oiled machine.
Lunch finished, it was time to move on to The Bean in Millennium Park, one of the most popular "selfie" taking places in the city.
The lady to the left in this photo was a problem, nearly knocking me down in her quest to get the perfect bean selfie.
Leaving the glaring sun and the radiating heat from The Bean behind, we set off down Michigan Avenue towards the Chicago River, our destination the Architectural Boat tours. Our leader and christened mom for the day, Deanna, spotted the tours led by the Chicago Architectural Foundation, she knew that we would get the most beneficial information on this tour.
If you have read my blog for any time now you know that I love buildings and especially anything old, or that looks be in a decaying state, so these bridge houses captivated me.
The tour was a delight and the docent a wealth of knowledge.
This is Montgomery Ward Park. Next trip to Chicago I want to explore over in this area, maybe I can convince my dear husband to accompany me, since he doesn't like me exploring Chicago alone and on foot. I don't have a lot of fear in me, so he is probably right to be concerned.
Traveling back to the boat dock, I caught these building reflections.
Version Number One taken with my Canon dSLR.
Version Number Two taken with my iPhone and edited in Snapseed and Formulas. In case you haven't didn't know I love taking photos with my iPhone, but I am trying to be better about using my Canon, each has their purpose.
I hope you enjoyed this tour of The Bean and Buildings from a Boat.