Five days in the city, and I’d never been as far as the river (which was only a 10 minute walk north of my hotel). So when the Symposium was done, that’s where I headed.
This is Marina City, but I like it’s nickname, corn-cob building, better. You know you have a really good friend when they don’t even sketch but will sit with you on pavements all over the city for hours while you sketch. My friend Madhavi hung out with me for most of the sketching I did after the symposium. She brought me tea and coffee and chatted while I drew away. And me? I forgot to take even one photo of us together. Good thing we’re friends since Pre-Kindergarten and everything goes
This water tower was constructed in 1869 as part of Chicago’s waterworks and is one of very few buildings that survived the Great Fire of 1871. Horse carriages stood in front, waiting for tourists.
Also on the waterfront, The Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower.
And finally, the view looking the other way, sitting just under Tribune Tower, looking south across the river.
And that’s it from Chicago for me. As always, I come home inspired and full of ideas to try out.
Back to everyday sketches soon!