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Features > Chicago, IL, USA (Jan 2007) > Chicago's Millennium Park and Wicked


Since I hadn't been down to Chicago recently, I went to take a tour of a facility there for work and looked around the Windy City seeing the Millenium Park, Wicked the Musical, and the Art Institute of Chicago.


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