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So when arriving on Monday evening, I knew I didn't have a long amount of time in Chicago, but I also knew it was quite a rough place so didn't want to venture away too far - but of course I went for a walk, within an hour I was absolutely in love. I literally just walked up and down various streets, looking at all the wicked graffiti on the walls and ended up at a place called wicker park. My intentions were just to sit in the shade, eat ...
... which also that warps and multiplies reflections. By day, on approach, it emerges phantasmagorically, somewhat as a photographic image appears on photographic paper, magically, as an illusion because it's reflected sky and clouds are indiscernible at first from the real. Likewise by night, dark reflected sky against the real night sky.
Millennium Park is also the home of the Pritzker Pavilion, designed by Frank Gehry, (the great ...
... quickly and by 1875 there was little evidence left of the fire.
The only building to survive the fire was the Water Tower which is still standing today. (pictures in yesterdays post).
We went out for one more walk of the city before heading back to our room, cooking ourselves dinner and then sitting down to watch the NBA finals. Miami vs. San Antonio series level 1-1.
Tomorrow we head to Indianapolis.
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... important to the Prairie style and even the vertical grout on brick was coloured 'out' to emphasize the horizontal!
Sunday afternoon is beautiful and I head to the river and an Architecture of Chicago Foundation Boat tour - 90min of lovely boat ride with interesting, pleasant voiced commentary...great!!
Then, a first visit to Fannie Mays who knew they sell chocolate I thought they were a mortgage default business!!
Walk down Michigan Ave to Millenium Park - ...
... suites! I can't recall what level these suites are on but let me tell you it's a magic view! That's the beauty of these tours they take you into places where you would never see! The tour guides give us some great info and point out the owners suites, which celebrities come to games etc. The discussion moves onto seat prices etc. To start with the season ticket holder wait list is 13 years long, once you get the go ahead for a season ticket you need to pay for a seat ...