I, and millions of others, love this section of Chicago. It's an animated conversation between the past and present. This is the DuSable Bridge which leads to the Magnificent Mile in one direction and the "loop" section in the other. It's framed by buildings built in a bygone era like the Wrigley and Tribune buildings. Call me crazy but this stone bridge pillar speaks to me about the character of this area, so much history and ambition. On this cold day, a few minutes after I took this picture, I was in a throng crossing a busy street along North Michigan Avenue. I overheard a conversation behind me as one person asked the other, "why is it so busy?". The answer was simple and utterly complete, "this is Chicago".