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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HOT SUMMER DAYS

Well this has been a hot summer here in Boulder. When we first moved here about 8 years ago and there was a few days of a hot spell they said ‘it only lasts about 1 to 2 weeks’. Well, I can say after so many years, this 1 or 2 weeks lasts at least 6 or more weeks. No reprieve! 

TODAY’S PHOTO – EARLY ON MICHIGAN AVENUE

Here’s another shot from Chicago. This one is looking north on Michigan avenue. It appears that the road ends at the building but makes a jog to the right as it crosses the Chicago river. Waking up really early paid off as the traffic was basically next to nothing and there were very few people. Within another hour and this road would have been buzzing with all sorts of action.

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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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