On my walk the other day, I went down to the lake by Promontory Point, a nearby tiny peninsula constructed in the mid 1930s and jutting into Lake Michigan. From there one can get what I think is the best view of the city over the lake. It was a windy day and the gusts whipped up waves that crashed against the seawall:
Here’s an aerial view of the Point; I live just out of the photo, upper center. You can see the cement bike path that runs all the way to Evanston (about 12 miles) along the lake; it’s a great place to rollerblade. To the right is north, and this photo was taken about at the place where a line drawn from the fieldhouse straight to the right intersects the seawall.