I had what some would call an "Artist's Date" these past few days!! I was totally and unbelievably spoiled for my birthday by my favorite Aunt. We spent 2 full days, walking the streets of our countries 3rd largest city. I hadn’t been downtown Chicago in about 15 yrs. The last couple times I’ve been there I had to make sure I had enough juice boxes, didn’t forget the stroller, held little hands and watched closely where those little feet
The Art Institute of Chicago is HUGE, and by the time we got there, we were a bit rushed and exhausted. It would’ve been best if I had a list of Artists I wanted to see then proceeded to those various wings. The Contemporary Art section was not very impressive. I think that some of it I could’ve done, really!! You too! Please…. a painted picture of a diamond grid on point, with two colors…..who decided to
Just a bunch of different pictures that I found interesting. The bean, gold people figures and the man’s face (one at night and another with water coming out of the mouth) are from Millennium Park. The Alpha/numerical structure, Ferris wheel, Statues of kids playing and Anchor are from Navy Pier. Also pictured are: a few modes of transportation, Buckingham Fountain at night, an American Girl at the Hair Salon and other cool art work around the city.
We took a Architecture Boat Tour on the canal where I was able to get some really good pictures. We learned a lot about the city and architecture of the buildings. Apparently lots of the buildings were built in a way to compliment one another. Oh, and the Sears Tower, has a new name....it’s the Willis Tower now! Ugh!
We walked around 12-15 miles and I took almost 600 pictures in two days. Being a Proud American, how could I not take pictures of all the American Flags displayed throughout the city? Gotta love digital cameras and 2 gigabyte memory cards!
And……then there’s SILLY!!! All I can say is….I love people shots!!