Just about every Chicagoan we asked for advice on what to do with our one free day in the city told us to take the Chicago Architecture Foundation's River Cruise on Chicago's First Lady. To be honest, I'm not all that into architecture, so I didn't get much out of the cruise in terms of style or firm name. However, I did enjoy the history of knowing when all these buildings were built and simply being on a boat. It's a 90 minutes tour and we got to take it on a brand new boat which was very lovely. All the facilities are fairly fancy for a tour boat and there's a bar aboard, if you are so inclined.
The photos you'll see in this post are a collection of mine, my talented husbands, and a combination of my art direction and his camera settings. Since we only have one DSLR, that combination happens quite frequently and seems to work well enough for our purposes.