I was in Wichita, Kansas for a few days. I was too busy being the Best Man for my brother’s wedding to do much photography, but I did get this shot of the footbridge and “Keeper of the Plains” sculpture where the Arkansas River and Little Arkansas River meet, along what they call “Water Walk”.
I finally spent some time in Cleveland, Ohio. I have a great interest in the rust belt, and scenes from the American Industrial Revolution and the heyday of American industry, so Cleveland has been on my list for a while. There’s some beautiful architecture and some interesting sights to behold.
I visited Chicago for a night, and it was mostly a social visit with my cousin, but I did get a bit of photography in. I decided to call this post Chicagoland instead of Chicago just so I could get the picture of Gary, Indiana in without making another post.
After almost a week in Des Moines, I drove east to Chicago between an afternoon and a morning. I wasn’t feeling overly inspired but got a few shots off that I want to share.
I wasn’t sure what to think about going to take pictures of the bridges of Madison County, but I enjoyed it. I tried to really check out the structures from as unique perspectives as I could. In general the entire Des Moines area had interesting things to check out. Maybe I’ll go back again for the State Fair some day.
I’m pretty sure I made a post named “Across the heartland” last year, but it’s really fitting, so I’m going with it again. This time heading out of Denver I took a different route east, focusing on Nebraska and Iowa, although I did go through Kansas briefly.
As I drove across Indiana and Ohio, my fascination with older structures continued, and here are a few.
I find it kinda funny that Kentucky is directly east of Missouri, and Missouri is not “the south” but Kentucky is. Anyway, what started out an overcast day with potentials for big storms turned out to be a beautiful day, and I enjoyed the drive from St. Louis to Owensboro, Kentucky.
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that I hit a lot of rain going from Denver, Colorado to Saint Louis, Missouri around the middle of March. It’s good for the crops and the plants though, so I’m trying to think positively about it. I was able to capture a few photos that show a bit of what I saw and experienced, and I hope you enjoy them.
I’m not going to get into the technical definitions of the North Side vs the South Side of Chicago. All I know is that the last time I went to Chicago I stayed in the northern section of downtown, and this time, I was a few miles south of the major tourist attractions. (You can see my photos from my previous visit here)
After a long few days on my feet, I decided to soldier on and walk a few miles up the shore of Lake Michigan, but I didn’t make it very far without getting tired. That’s when I looked up and saw how beautiful the clouds were by the marina. After that, I slowly walked back to my hotel, and discovered the walking bridge over Lake Shore Drive. Plus, as luck would have it, my view from my hotel room was pointing south, which I enjoyed, as the refineries off in the distance always fascinate me. All in all, I enjoyed how my location forced me to look at downtown Chicago in a different way.