Another picture of East Lake Shore Drive in the fog. We were on our way to have dinner at the Drake. This part of the Gold Coast has a very staid aura, which the thick fog only accentuated. The old stone facades and manicured aprons were oozing repose.
One of the nicer spots on the Monopoly board is this residence in an old-fashioned high-rise on Lake Shore Drive at Division. In its yard, a profusion of pink roses blooms for many months of the year. Astonishingly, they are still blooming.
It’s all too easy to grow blasé about the city. I live in a congested neighborhood, where any drive or commute can turn into a hassle; and, all too often, I start out on it stressed out or weary.
Regardless of my mood, I can never be entirely blasé when I’m on Lake Shore Drive. Not only is it fun if you’re behind the wheel, but everything you see is absolutely beautiful: the architecture, the Lake itself, the parks and landscaping. The Drive has a zillion moods and zones, and let’s not forget the people-watching. . . . The Drive is like a beautiful necklace adorning our city.
This panorama shows the path that the Drive follows on the near north side, as it threads along the Gold Coast, with the beach on one side.