LOVING CHICAGO DOWNTOWN

Well, again another shot from Chicago. Is it because I was born there and never grew up there that I have a fascination with this big city? I don’t know. Not sure if I’d want to live there or not but I sure do like to visit it.

It’s changed over the years; new buildings, new parks, sculptures etc. This is the ‘Cloud Gate’ sculpture in Millennium Park towards the south end of Michigan Avenue (At least the part that is in main downtown). It’s a simple sculpture that basically reflects all that is around it. I can’t get enough of it. When ever I visit family here I have to check this thing out each time.

TODAY’S PHOTO – THE BEAN IN THE CITY

I took this shot early on Father’s Day this year 2011. I think I shot this around 6am in the morning before the masses show up and litter the scene.

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ANOTHER FATHER’S DAY SHOT

On Father’s day back in June of this year I took many shots that I feel are worthy of display to you all. I don’t want to post them all at once, but would rather sprinkle them to you over time to keep things fresh. I think that keeps our brains working to remember the places we were and conjure up the memories that we experienced at that time.

TODAY’S PHOTO – GARDEN AMONGST THE URBAN SKY SCRAPERS OF CHICAGO

Here’s another shot I recently processed from my recent trip to Chicago. This is in Millennium Park early on Father’s Day. That black tower in the back is the once named Sear’s Tower which was also the tallest building in the world for many years. I love that they have a botanical garden right in the middle of the downtown area amongst all of the huge buildings. The contrast of living matter and concrete is amazing to me.

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BUSY FEW DAYS OFF IN CHICAGO

Well, it’s been almost a week since I posted something here. My family and I were visiting Chicago and celebrating my Grandfather’s 90th Birthday. A pretty special thing if you think about. Another thing that made it pretty special and interesting is that not only does my Grandfather have a twin sister, but she’s still around and they got to celebrate together. How often do you hear of that happening.

TODAY’S PHOTO – CLOUD GATE IN THE PARK

Well, for today’s photo a shot of the ‘Cloud Gate’ sculpture in Millennium Park in Chicago. Now, I shot this at about 6:15 in the morning of Father’s Day. I figured at that time of the morning downtown there wouldn’t be that many people around. And I was right! I’ve been to this Park a few times before but always with droves of tourists lurking around.

I bet you didn’t even know the real name of this sculpture. Everyone, probably world-wide calls it the ‘Bean’. I do as well, but I thought I’d name this one by it’s real name. I had processed this one in Chicago on our travels and after showing it to my now 90 year old Grandfather, he fell in love with this shot. He wants it blown up big and hanging on his wall next to his dining room. I might just have to oblige his wishes.

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