A dreary day in Chicago

Yesterday it was cold and gray; the sky was dusty blue with a wash of white, and the choppy lake was greenish-gray. I got this view of the city on my walk along the shore.

h/t: Bruce for cleaning off the dust spots. Chicago


  1. Posted December 24, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for your occasional pics of ChiTown. It’s rather dreary here in CO as well, but it makes the fire that much more enjoyable.

  2. Arthur
    Posted December 24, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    That’s gloomy? Compared to Yorkshire at the moment it looks brilliant. The view out of our window looks like Mordor. Count yourself lucky you can see defined clouds.

  3. gravelinspector
    Posted December 24, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    Looks relatively good to me.
    I walked over the foot bridge into town yesterday evening : the river (Don) was the highest that I’ve seen it in nigh 30 years, and it’s been sluicing down since. I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if we lost the foot bridge and a road bridge overnight.
    (And as a geologist, I don’t care much : there’s a good 15m of freeboard between the house and the river, and a couple of degrees of local slope to encourage the rain to “go away” down towards the river. I understand the meaning of the phrase “flood plain” and unlike some people, I don’t intend to have personal experience of it. “Just Think Of It As Evolution In Action,” not that I’m in the evolution game.)

  4. Strider
    Posted December 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    I’ll be seeing this view, or something like it, this weekend when I visit for the solstice holiday. AL’S Italian Beef stand better get ready!

  5. Diane G.
    Posted December 24, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    That toddlin’ town!

  6. Posted December 25, 2012 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    I fear that global warming will not be kind to Chicago…..Happy Holidays from Nova Scotia.

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