A few weeks ago my hubby and I visited Chicago, a city of skyscrappers, museums, parks and just like any other city, crowds upon crowds. And also a river. We took a 90 minute architectural crusie which gave us the history of the many buildings gracing the waterfront of the Chicago River old and new. It was fascinating. The end point before turning around to head back down the river (or was it back up..not sure!) was the bay that meets Lake Michigan. Suddenly, it was as if we had entered another place altogether. A place of quietness, bobbing boats and a spectacular view of the city. Apart from the birds overhead, the other noise to predominate was...yep, the click clicks of the many shutter buttons on board!