After a week in Florida, I flew to Chicago to spend a week with my younger son Ian and his fiance Corey. On the last day of my week with them, we took the train downtown and spent the day walking Chicago. I lived outside of Chicago (not far from where Ian is living now) in the late 70's and early 80's, but I haven't been back in years. Maybe 1990? I can't remember.
Obviously, a lot has changed since I was there. We decided we were going to visit the Shedd Aquarium, and walked there from the train station. At times, I felt like I was walking through an urban slot canyon!
We walked over the river more than once on our journey through the city.
I'm sure I embarrassed Ian multiple times looking like a tourist with my camera!
I loved the view of the city from the aquarium. I could never live in this huge city, but the waterfront there is beautiful.
A nice gentleman offered to take a picture of all three of us at Buckingham Fountain.
Just across Lake Shore Drive from this park, we stumbled into an urban garden. I found it fascinating.
And, I loved stumbling onto urban art as we walked around. At first I thought this was the plaza in the last scenes of the Blues Brothers, but Ian informed me otherwise. The building is a post office, not the Chicago city offices. Oh well, I like the sculpture anyway!!
My favorite urban sculpture, however, was the Bean.
The 'views' of the city in the Bean were fascinating. I now have quite a collection of city pictures, which I'm sure will provide plenty of inspiration for future quilts.