"A dying friend once told me, ‘I wish I hadn’t spent so many Mondays wishing it were Friday. I also wish I had made better use of those Fridays, for better stories on Monday.’ "— A Wolf’s Thoughts
I don’t always like Monday, but I must say that I had a great Monday. While I was at work today, it hit me how blessed I am to be surrounded by people who are passionate about the field that I am interested in. I am currently working toward my next step in life and I am so grateful that I have the privilege to hustle for my dreams. I am excited to see what the rest of my week has in store for me. How's everyone's Monday? What's good and what could be better? #everydayabovegroundisagreatday #motivation #Monday #passion #hustle #workgrind #dreambig #workhard #beinspired #staygrateful #givethanks #livedaily #lovedaily #chicagogram #instadaily #travelgram #Navypier #sunset #wonderfulplaces #instagood #goodvibe #positivevibe #phonephotography
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Navy Pier Fun Facts
• Daniel Burnham, famous architect of the World’s Fair, originally envisioned five piers in his “Master Plan of Chicago,” but Navy Pier was the only one built.
• Navy Pier was designed by architect Charles Sumner Frost and opened to the public in 1916 as “Municipal Pier”. It was the only pier to combine a shipping dock with public entertainment.
• Navy Pier once housed a prison for draft dodgers during World War I. “Municipal Pier” was renamed “Navy Pier” in 1927 as a tribute to the Navy personnel who served in the war.
• From 1946 to 1965, Navy Pier was home to the University of Illinois at Chicago, and more than 100,000 students attended classes there during that time.
• On May 19, Navy Pier’s Pier Park Operations Manager, Clinton Shepard, set the current Guinness World Record for the longest marathon on a fairground or theme park attraction. Shepard rode the Ferris wheel for 48 hours, 8 minutes, and 25 seconds with no sleep.