Monday, 18 November, 2002


I flew to Chicago this morning for client meetings today and tomorrow.  The client apparently has a good deal with the Ritz Carlton, because they put us up there for two nights.  It's quite a place, the Ritz.  But when all's said, it's just another hotel room.  I prefer sleeping at home in my own bed.

The Ritz is right across the street from the Chicago Water Tower and the Chicago Avenue Pumping Station—two landmarks that survived the great Chicago fire of 1871.  I managed to get pictures of the Water Tower from several different locations:  two from across the street in front of the Pumping Station (here and here), from the 22nd floor of my client's office building (here), and from the 95th floor of the John Hancock Tower, where we had lunch (here).