Annual New Year’s Day Walk 2019 Edition – Back in Chicago



For over ten years now, I have been conducting New Year’s Day walks, wherever I am during that day. The last two years, I was in California, so did the walk in San Francisco in 2017 and 2018. This year, I am back in Chicago and as usual, I did the walk along the lakefront, starting from the Polar Bear Plunge at North Avenue at noon ending up in Navy Pier. It wasn’t that epic as compared to some years, but, I logged in over 10 miles of walking and photographing, really good for my joints.



Chillin’ on the Gold Coast

Two friends and I spent several hours last Sunday afternoon on the breakwater in the Gold Coast, watching the city turn pink from the light setting sun. The sky put up an incredible show – the drama started in the early afternoon with beautiful fluffy cottony cumulus clouds that turned quickly into menacing storm clouds and then back to nice fluffy clouds in the evening during which sunlight filtered from the west, bathing the city with a beautiful pink glow.

It was a beautiful evening to just chill out and end the weekend.

Short Sunday Walk in Streeterville – February 26, 2017


It has been my habit to do a walk on Sunday and yesterday was no different. I had to get out and walk. But, as usual, I was indecisive where to go. So just like any Sunday, I just hopped onto the 147 bus and let the universe decide. Which brought me to a circle walk around Streeterville in the near Northside. The pictures are from the 2nd half of the walk, around Oak St. Beach. On my iPhone.