Chicago : Oak Street Beach

Things aren’t always as they seem. Often times we can assume we know where something occurred, however when the truth comes out , we can be completely surprised.

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If I didn’t know any better, I would assume the above photo was taken at some exotic beach location in the Caribbean or Mediterranean Ocean. With the beautiful sand , sea gulls and small fishing boat, the photo has all the trappings of such an exotic location.

However, nothing could be farther from the truth, the photo was actually taken in down town Chicago. A little known secret , Chicago has a beach. Although small , it is a beach, no less. Nestled just off the Magnificent Mile, the beach can be a refuge from a hard day’s shopping . A welcome retreat to savor before enjoying the evening night clubbing in Chicago.

As nice and beautiful as it is, one has to remember to keep an eye on the sky. The late June day we were there, a cold front blew in from Lake Michigan and the temperature suddenly dropped from 85 degrees to 58 in just a matter of minutes. Wearing only swim trunks, a tee shirt and sandals , it was indeed a long cold walk back to our hotel.

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The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,

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