I stayed with my friend Shannon from work and her lovely family who helped me celebrate my brithday as it coincided with
Shannon's daughter and husband
What a lovely cake!
Waiting for the train into the city from Arlington Heights (suburb of Chicago)
A fancy lobby with fancy elevators in the fancy city. A fancy security guard inside waved me away...evidently taking photos from a
non-fancy sidewalk is against the rules.
Yes...that is the right space and a tight fit
The chase is on...
Chicago Picasso - I'm not sure if Picasso (who declined any payment
for the work) would have approved!
There's Wicked...in the FORD Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre
I took this for my friend Alison who runs the blog Knifty Knits
The sculpture Cloud Gate (called "The Bean" by Chicagoans) by British artist
An ice sakting rink in the park
The quite amusing sculpture cost $23 Million to build
The Pritzker Pavilion cost $60 for the band shell (that's 3 beans in case you're counting...)
And here's a fancy bridge...
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