Streeterville Neighborhood in Chicago © 2008 Bo Mackison

I visited Chicago and walked the streets where I once I lived when I was in my twenties, where I studied and played, before I made my escape to Wisconsin. This is a view taken from Northwestern University’s downtown campus. Lake Shore Park, in the foreground, was the spot for 16 inch softball games after classes.

Water Tower Place and the John Hancock Center loom in the background. I was near the Water Tower building the day a concrete panel fell from the side of the building. Just glad I wasn’t too close when the building started shedding hard rock!

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. I wouldn’t have wanted to be close to the stuff falling off of any building. Not likely to be a good outcome. 🙂

  2. I’ve been to the top of the John Hancock building. It has a nice bar and a great view.

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