Happy New Year

Happy New Year, everyone! あけましておめでとうございます!I’ll be posting my annual “Year in Photos” later this week, but I wanted to write a short note before December ends.  I have a guest from Japan who is visiting Chicago, and it’s been great to see my hometown through the eyes of someone who has never been to a major American city.  Below is a picture of Chicago’s old Water Tower, which was built between 1867 and 1869 and is one of the city’s most famous landmarks.  Chicago was brutally cold today, but I couldn’t help but admire how the city looks under shimmering winter lights.  More to come soon as I reflect on 2013 and look forward to 2014.  I wish you all health, happiness and good fortune in the New Year.



Author: Sheila Burt


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