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August 20, 2009


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Best boat tour I have ever been on. It was a great time.

Rachel Burton

I love this tour. I did it twice with guests while we were living in the city. Beautiful pics too!


There are several companies which offer architectural boat tours of Chicago. But they all have faults. You wouldn't believe the things that the tour guides make up and spit out as truth. I've heard them say the most outrageous things, even about the building in which I live. Unlike many cities, there is no licensing, regulation, or education standards for tour guides in Chicago. So take what you hear with a grain of salt.


Tim-Great way to see the city, wasn't it?

Rachel-Thanks for stopping by. I've missed reading your blog. Where the heck have you been?

Reaperducer-We noticed several other architectural cruises advertised, but we went with the Chicago Architectural Foundation tour because they had trained docents on each trip. Our guide seemed knowledgeable about the city, the buildings and architecture in general.
I liked the educational resources on their Web site, and we had a field day in the CAF's Michigan Ave. book store!
You're right, you have to take much of what you hear with a grain of salt...but I felt good about this cruise and would definitely recommend it to others.

Rachel Burton

Hey Dominique!

I've been following along with you, just gotten lazy about commnenting. I'd like to get back into blogging soon, just waiting to come up with a sustainable, long-term theme. Chicago was inspiring. Dearborn, not as much. (Although I could wax poetic about the delicious middle eastern food for weeks.) Hope you're doing well - keep up the great work!


Rachel-Thanks for keeping up with me.
Chicago was pretty amazing, and I've got lots more stories to tell over coming months...but I find plenty of cool things to write about in the Detroit area, too!

Bob@ barn plans

Hello there, these are great building photos. The architectural designs of these buildings are great, but what caught my eye is the "River Cottages", am loving it. I've never been to Chicago but when I do, I'll surely take the tour. This is my first visit to your blog and 'be sure to keep coming back to check more of your posts.

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