musings on the urban experience, chicago and beyond
Thursday, December 1, 2011
From the morning commute
This homemade shrine was placed at the stretch of lakefront just south of Oak Street Beach this past summer, while Police and Fire Department divers searched for a man who was lost after diving into the lake from Navy Pier. It was a sobering sight, bicyclists, sunbathers and swimmers taking advantage of some of the most beautiful days of summer, sharing the lake with the divers and the family of the man who kept vigil.
After a week his body was recovered and the shrine, a humbling reminder that our beautiful lake gives life and takes it away, quietly disappeared.