Downtown Chicago: Reflective Perspective!

I took this photo last week while on the train (which was moving at the time, believe it or not)!  I just love this area of downtown Chicago (who am I kidding; I love all of downtown Chicago).  It is extremely difficult to get bored when there is always so much to look at! Do you see the glass, sort of greenish building in the background?  If you look carefully you will see the reflection of another building in its windows.

Despite its grey, melancholy appearance with a sunless day, I still think this scene is interesting. The other thing that I always seem to talk about when it comes to Chicago’s architecture is the eclectic blend between old and new. Strangely, it always seems to work together quite nicely.

Old bridges, new skyscrapers, and a plethora of everything in between, Chicago’s constantly evolving structures make even the drab days come alive!

  17 comments for “Downtown Chicago: Reflective Perspective!

  1. April 24, 2017 at 9:02 am

    I imagine the waterway gets pretty busy too huh!

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    • April 24, 2017 at 9:04 am

      Alo, Andy! Oh yes, it certainly does! One of my absolute favorite things to do in Chicago is to take an architectural boat tour! Yup, lots of river traffic!! *LOL* Cher xo

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      • April 24, 2017 at 9:25 am

        Do people use that for local work commute too? 🙂

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      • April 24, 2017 at 9:27 am

        Excellent question and the answer is: Yes, in the Spring-Fall there is a water taxi! People go from one section of the river down to another via water taxi. I’ve never used it, but I’d like to! Does Van have anything like that? 🙂

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      • April 24, 2017 at 11:46 am

        Ya 🙂 we have a little boat that crosses a narrow channel, waterbus heh!

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      • April 24, 2017 at 12:15 pm

        That is cool!! 😉

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      • April 24, 2017 at 2:02 pm

        Except in the winter 😄


      • April 24, 2017 at 2:21 pm

        Same down here! 😊

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  2. Mjollnir MacAlba
    April 24, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Yeah, but where are Jake and Elwood? 🙂

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    • April 24, 2017 at 11:33 am

      Aye, they are always around somewhere; just have to look very closely! 😉 Cher xo

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  3. Kat
    April 24, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    My husband and I went on an architectural boat tour a few years ago- even though I had been to Chicago countless times (living so nearby), I was still surprised at all the cool places there are to discover. 🙂

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    • April 24, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Isn’t it cool, Kat? I have literally been on that tour at least 14 or 15 times (anyone who comes into town knows where I am taking them! LOL) . I too still get surprised by something I didn’t know about! Cher xo

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  4. April 24, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Were you on the Purple or Brown line? I don’t think the Blue or Pink lines run across that bridge…

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    • April 24, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      Hi John! I was on the Brown! You are absolutely correct about the blue and pink! Cher xo


  5. June 26, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Just discovering the beauty of using the walkway along the Chicago River. It offers a new perspective on the city.

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    • June 26, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      Hi there and welcome to The Chicago Files! Oh yes, I agree. I think it will definitely bode well for putting an interesting perspective on Chicago! I love that!


  6. July 7, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Good article nicely written


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