Today K and I almost missed the Architecture River Cruise thanks to the closed streets associated with Taste of Chicago. Thank you, blessed guardian angel! That is expensive! but well worth doing. The guide explained all the types of architecture visible from the river, complete with architects' names, plus some of the history of the city.
Here are some of the buildings:
This one is a work in progress.
Yes, those are cars parked on the lower levels of the corncob. Handy.
This creature decided it needed a rest and landed on his shoulder - twice.
Of course ever wanting his name out there...
We had a bit of lunch along the river then visited the Art Institute to see the Charles Ray sculptures. Visitors were not allowed within three feet of each sculpture and guards were there to make sure nobody violated the space. A beep sounded if one did. I don't know if it would be worth the price of admission but K has a membership so we just paid for valet parking. We wandered around a bit then decided old knees had had enough. The steps down/up to the landing were many.
It was a cloudy day but pleasant.
The itch to get home is bugging me.