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.
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.
The Light Up The Lakefront lit up thousands of luminaries in honor of the adults and children affected by domestic violence. This event launched Domestic Violence Awareness Month and was sponsored by Between Friends, a non-profit building a community without domestic violence.