Tieri gave us maps of the eight stops on our walking tour. She then showed us her iPad, loaded with images and videos that would help explain the history of the city. Because Tieri is doing the storytelling throughout the tour, one of the tour group members (that would be me, in this case) carries the iPad and displays the visuals. While the iPad wasn’t really necessary — Tieri knew her stuff and was an enthusiastic storyteller — it did add some novelty to the tour. We watched old videos of Studs Terkel talking about the “L” train and saw archive photos of buildings from the 1893 World’s Fair. One difference between this tour and other architectural tours is that we didn’t just look at the outside of the buildings, we went inside many of them. Most surprising was the Chicago Temple Building, a skyscraper that’s home to First United Methodist Church, the oldest church in the city. It looks more like an office building until you walk in and see the neo-Gothic sanctuary. Stained glass windows (which do not actually face the street. they are lighted from behind) depict both religious images and Chicago landmarks. On the second half of the tour, we visited the area that I was most curious to see, the Pedway. The maze of underground tunnels throughout downtown covers about five miles. It is a welcome way to get around during the brutal Chicago winters, but it is a sprawling system with a complicated, disjointed layout. We went from the Marshall Field’s building (now Macy’s) to the beautiful Chicago Cultural Center, but not many people were using the tunnels because sections of it are closed on the weekends (our tour was on a Saturday). We parted ways with Tieri at the Cultural Center but not before stopping by the center’s magnificent Tiffany dome. The artwork, 38 feet in diameter with about 30,000 pieces of glass, is worth seeing whether you’re on a tour or not. Tour operator • Kayak Chicago, kayakchicago. com, 1-312-852-9258Difficulty • ModerateCost • $65 per person. Distance • About 5 ½ miles. Duration • Three hours. What to wear • Plenty of sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. We also brought along a snack and water — you’ll want both. For whom • Tourists with a sense of adventure who don’t mind getting wet or working the upper body. For a different vantage point of the city, take a kayak out on the Chicago River. We drove to the meeting point of Kayak. Source: www.stltoday.com
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My husband and I met our friendly guide Elizabeth Tieri in the lobby of the Chase Tower, the curved modern skyscraper on Dearborn Street next to Marc Chagall's outdoor wall mosaic “Four Seasons.” Tieri gave us maps of the eight stops on our walking tour.