Taxi! (Don't Forget Your Waterwings!) by Swazzette

Taxi! (Don't Forget Your Waterwings!)

As I depart the train station every morning and cross the river, I can see the Water Taxi loading up its passengers. I've always imagined that a nice, leisurely ride on the water would be a very mellow way to start the day. :-)
the yellow really pops! love it!
March 24th, 2010  
you could listen to joni mitchell on it.
March 24th, 2010  
I like how the yellow bounces off the background.
March 24th, 2010  
Seems like I should know this, but where are you, Sue? (I would LOVE to be able to take a water taxi anywhere!)
March 24th, 2010  
Thanks, folks! @Denise - this is the stop right across the river from the back of the Lyric Opera at Madison. Folks come right out of the Oglivie Metra Station and head downstairs to this platform. The taxi then turns around and takes them over to Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier.
March 24th, 2010  
Great capture Sue! The bird was right on cue!
March 24th, 2010  
Very nice shot!
March 24th, 2010  
Very nice picture! I'm really enjoying seeing Chicago through your eyes. I've heard that people in Seattle can commute by kayak.... that would be a pretty cool way to do it as well!
March 24th, 2010  
water taxi sounds better than a street taxi to me !
March 24th, 2010  
That's a lot of concrete in the background! Great Photo!
March 24th, 2010  
Thanks again. @Kay - yes, I think those are Mallard Ducks swooping through the shot. They seem to like hanging 'round the river these days.@Delia - A kayak would be fun, too, but I'm not sure I'd want to get down that close the Chicago River....it's supposedly not the cleanest, I'm afraid. :-[
March 24th, 2010  
love the yellow against the bland building. very nice shot!
March 24th, 2010  
I've took a water taxi, it is very pleasant but not very glamorous :)
March 24th, 2010  
This is a really cool photo. I like how you caught the birds in mid flight as well. Great detail. :)
March 24th, 2010  
very cool
March 24th, 2010  
I agree with Hanna; the yellow really pops against the concrete. Great shot.
March 24th, 2010  
wonderful shot---what a way to travel to work!
March 24th, 2010  
love Chicago and the yellow color of the boat
March 24th, 2010  
Loving the bright pop of yellow.
Never taken a water taxi before... come to think of it, never taken a regular taxi before either. Hmmm maybe I should get out more.

March 24th, 2010  
Your photo is great. I'm not sure if someone mention this already but I love how you captured the bird. I also love the colors of this shot. In another note, thank you so much for your comment, is people like you who make me want to use my creativeness more.
March 24th, 2010  
Wow! I just love getting glimpses into other people's everyday lives. This scene is so different than what I see every morning. What a big, wide world! Love the yellow in the boat! And yes, I can almost feel myself riding it.
March 24th, 2010  
Such an interesting photo. so clear!
March 26th, 2010  
Touting what I love in Chicago...on the river...if you want to have a leisurely time...is the fabulous architecture tour! I've gone twice and would do so again in a heartbeat! Your photo of the water taxi brought that back to mind!
March 27th, 2010  
Like it!
April 18th, 2010  
It is a very nice way to start (or end) a day! And not that expensive. Great picture!
March 1st, 2011  
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