Friday, September 2, 2011

Chicago - my kinda town...

Last week I had the good fortune to be teaching at the Create Retreat in the Chicago suburbs. Of course as usual, I was so busy teaching, I totally forgot to take pictures of my class room, the students or their projects. Sorry.... 
Portion of the Marc Chagall "America Windows" at the Art Institute of Chicago
How about I make it up to you with some lovely pictures of Chicago?

Column and ceiling from the Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room from the Art Institute of Chicago
I taught both my classes on Wednesday and on Thursday I had a day to play hookey. So I took myself and my traveling buddy Irene on the town. I have never been to Chicago before and thoroughly enjoyed playing the tourist, taking pictures at every corner, walking around looking up, stopping short and generally annoying the natives!  

Feast you eyes and enjoy!

Millennium Park entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago

Looved! The tree shape on this building.

Gardens of the Millennium Park

Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park

Cloud Gate aka the Bean aka Blob aka totally cool!

Painted Forest in Lincoln Park

Lake Michigan harbor

Rainbows in the Crown Fountain

Portion of the Healy and Millet Dome at the Chicago Cultural Center

Ceiling at the Chicago Cultural Center

Book display at the Chicago Publishers Gallery and Cafe

7 comments:

Valerie Kamikubo said...

Glad that you got the time to play a little hooky in one of my favorite places. There's art and sights for the eyes everywhere!

Kate said...

Beautiful photos! Makes me want to visit. :-)

Sue said...

Great pictures! I haven't been to Chicago for a while but that is how I felt about it too - a very cool city and the mid-west people are very friendly!

Vivien Zepf said...

Ah, now you understand what I've been gushing about all these years....

Elizabeth said...

Oh what lucky students!! I am sure that you gave them a fabulous class!! I must put Chicago on my MUST VISIT list!! beautiful photos!! thanks so much for sharing!!!

Kristin L said...

Feasted. Yum. And that wrinkled tree building -- awesome!

rossichka said...

You have had a nice time in Chicago - in the workshop and visiting the town. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to have a glimpse at some of its beauties!:)