I had plans to go to the Shakespeare Theater with a friend, so I took the number 2 bus up out of the Loop after work. It was very smelly, so it was a relief to get off and breathe the fresh air and gaze on the jaunty colors of Navy Pier. I am seldom here during the day.
Many people were walking out to the end of the Pier. Other people were sitting on benches, talking to one another, squinting in the sun, relaxed for a change. Bikers zipped past, as well as a few cars. There is a big antique show out at Navy Pier this weekend.
My destination was Riva, a seafood restaurant on the Pier’s south side. I had never been there before. My friend had suggested we eat there. I was astonished by the splendor of the view. The setting sun was gilding the buildings, while the water was turning a luscious pearly green-grey. The people on the boat below were lost in appreciation, too.
Riva’s food was good. It would be a great place to take out-of-town guests for a fancy lunch, or to celebrate a special occasion on a summer night.
The Chicago Shakespeare Theater is a wonderful company. Almost as wonderful as its productions are the views of the city and the ferris wheel from the theater.