Carl Sandburg’s poem had wonderful imagery of this rough-and-tumble, tough, midwestern city “getting it done” for America. But that was a Chicago of a different time, the poem written over 100 years ago. Today’s Chicago is more a city of buildings that are taller and sleeker, but with shoulders that are no longer as broad.
I saw this gentlemen at the Port of Galveston. I don’t know where he had been or where he was headed, but Galveston Island and the whole coastal plain of Texas are flat, so his travel should not have been too onerous. And it looks as though he has everything he needs with him.
The skyline seen reflected in the Cloud Gate sculpture (better known as the Chicago Bean). Millennium Park In The Loop, Chicago, Illinois.
Picnic area closed during COVID pandemic. Galveston Island State Park, Texas
Gateway Arch, St. Louis
Galveston Island Wetlands, Texas
Gateway Arch, St Louis