Walking Around Downtown Chicago on a Rainy Saturday

My old visual arts graduate friend, Andrew, was in town for a few days, as his girlfriend was here for a conference. We all met up for breakfast and caught up with each other. They had to leave to drive back to Indiana and I was going to hop on the Brown Line and head straight home. Then, I remembered that I read earlier this week, that walking at least 10,000 steps is a sure-fire way to get fit and lose weight. So I decided to walk some more to reach that goal (i did!), particularly since it stopped raining. Here are a few of my photos from my walk mostly around Michigan and Wabash Avenues in Chicago.

The Lightner Building, 1006 S. Michigan Avenue, has a gorgeous mural by Collin van der Slujis' "From Doom to Bloom" facing North.

The Lightner Building, 1006 S. Michigan Avenue, has a gorgeous mural by Collin van der Slujis' "From Doom to Bloom" facing North.

Water, indeed!

Water, indeed!

The placard says it all ... an old Sullivan and Adler building, deemed a landmark in 1981.

The placard says it all ... an old Sullivan and Adler building, deemed a landmark in 1981.

Built in 1912 in an Art Deco style. It houses lots of jewelry shops. Ahem, Jewelers Row.

Built in 1912 in an Art Deco style. It houses lots of jewelry shops. Ahem, Jewelers Row.

Pittsfield Building, built in 1927, sits on the corner of Washington Street and Wabash Avenue.

Pittsfield Building, built in 1927, sits on the corner of Washington Street and Wabash Avenue.

Rut-roh Scooby! Very tight turn and fit! (Wabash Avenue)

Rut-roh Scooby! Very tight turn and fit! (Wabash Avenue)