Monday, August 14, 2017

Chicago Light and Darkness

Sunday morning in Chicago: a view from the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower).
Chandelier in the Empire Room of Palmer House Hilton Hotel where we stayed.
Wall sconce, Palmer House lobby/bar.
Chagall's stained glass windows, Art Institute.

Sunlight on the fountain in the courtyard of the Art Institute.

View from a window of the Art Institute.

Night view of the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park, designed by Jaume Plensa.

As we walked through Millennium Park we heard music -- Tchaikovsky. It was a free classical concert in
the Pritzker Pavillion, attended by a huge crowd. We listened for a few minutes and continued around the park.
"Cloud Gate" -- also called "the bean" -- a sculpture by Anish Kapoor in Millennium Park.
Day and night it reflects the admiring and fascinated crowds and the facing skyscrapers on Michigan Avenue.

In 24 hours we saw quite a bit, ate several good meals, and walked until I, at least, was ready to drop. I will be posting more photos of the Art Institute, the food, and the Willis Tower -- especially the glass-bottom balconies where one is suspended 103 stories above the ground.

1 comment:

Jeanie said...

Big sigh. Looks like such an amazing trip. You know, all my times there -- I've never seen the outdoor fountain at the art institute.