Picture Postcard – Chicago, Illinois

Water can define a place. Chicago is one of many mid-western cities spanning the rivers that powered their growth.

The Chicago River is a mix of natural and man-made waterways that run through the city. It has been during the last generation that a concerted effort has been made to clean up the river after more than a century of industrial waste and sewage dumpage. Even the dye used to tint it green for St Patrick’s Day has been changed to a more eco-friendly formula.

Boat tours along the river give a unique view of the metropolis along its banks.

 

Postcard Illinois Chicago

 

Welcome to a new series of travel postcards that I’ll be posting once a week. Click on the card for a larger view.

 

 

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