Tag: Chicago

WALKING IT OFF by the lakefront

I have been walking, walking, walking through the past ten months (!) of Covid, and perhaps you have, too. Walking to get out of the house, walking to get exercise, to get out of the chairs we sit in all day, to deal with stress, with boredom, and to see something new or at least …

Ecological Gardening Still Fashionable in Chicago

Millenium Park, which includes the Lurie Garden, has displaced Navy Pier as the top tourist attraction in the American Midwest (both are in Chicago). Today’s Chicago Tribune tells us that Millenium Park was visited by nearly 13 million people in the second half of 2016, while Navy Pier had 9 million visitors for the entire …

NYC Has Its High Line, Soon Chicago Will Have The 606

The longest rails-to-trails project in the world is right here in Chicago, and is scheduled for completion in June, 2015. To find out more, I took advantage of an opportunity to interview in writing Beth White, the Chicago Region Director of the Trust for Public Land. Can you give me an overview of The 606’s …

Chicago’s Lurie Garden in Late October

The Lurie Garden is dramatically beautiful right now, and an excellent vantage spot from which to view the lakefront skyline. Judy took a walk this afternoon during a break from the work day, and snapped these pictures with her cell phone.  Grasses and foliage provide a tapestry of gold, tan, green, brown, red, and yellow. …