Remembering that the days are coming when the ice will pass away, and the still, heaviness of summer air will press down on the river, and a fisherman will remain… surrounded by peace…
South of the small downtown of Marseilles, main street goes over the Illinois River (the bridge on the right) just west of the Marseilles Lock and Dam (on the left.) The Illinois Waterway connects the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico via the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. This is one of a series of 8 locks, managed by the Army Corps of Engineers, that control water flow from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River system.
I spent some time in Chicago with some of my colleagues today. Here is a bit of what I saw. First, falling presents at Macy’s.
Everyone knows that if you find yourself at Macy’s in Chicago during the Christmas season that a visit to The Walnut Room is not to be missed.
The Bean (Cloud Gate) is like a magnet for photographers. I was unable to resist.
I saw two stars and a bean.
The Chicago River looking particularly grand today.
Thanks for stopping buy!
The second image from my meanderings along the banks of the Illinois River. This is a favorite spot…if you have been hanging around my blog for a while you will probably recognize it. Have a great week!