Chicago: along Lake Michigan

Most of Chicago’s attractions that I already blogged about e.g. Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, etc.  overlook Lake Michigan so I had a lot of photos taken of its scenes.

Looking out the bay, I was amazed at how blue the waters were since before this trip, the lakes that I’ve been to did not look as beautiful as this.  It looked more like a beach to me than a lake!


It was relaxing to look at the lake’s stillness, which was occasionally broken by the sound of seagulls.  And oh, I was so happy one of my seagull shots (lower center photo) turned out so well even when I just zoomed it in.

By the way, since the water looked so inviting, I touched it and was so surprised at how cold it was, and this was on a beautiful summer day!  No wonder our host told me to wait until winter until I profess my love for the city.

I also enjoyed looking at the lake with Chicago’s skyline as its backdrop.

I actually cannot identify most of Chicago’s buildings and skyscrapers, but I find it easy to identify Willis Tower and John Hancock Center because of their antennas.

And because Navy Pier is located on Lake Michigan’s shoreline, it’s very visible when walking along the bay.

Here are more random shots of Lake Michigan’s scenes and sights, which made the long walk along the bay more interesting.

Sorry, I was not able to get any information on what the art installations were all about.  By the time I was halfway through my walk, I was so tired I just zoomed in some shots.  Te he.

I’ll end this piece with one of my favorite photos from this set.

It’s of Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium as viewed from the bay.

2 thoughts on “Chicago: along Lake Michigan

    1. milai Post author


      I make it a point to have at least 2-5 travels each year. It’s my favorite way of learning about places and people. It also allows me to indulge in my newfound hobby: photography.

      Do you travel often? I love your poignant poems, by the way.


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