April, me and Robin on the train
Robin, me and April
The Palmer House ... very swish
the ceiling was magnificent
there were some questionable people loitering by the lifts hehehe
I may not be able to afford to stay here but I can pretend that I can
Dick Blick's ... two floors of art supplies ... TWO FLOORS ... heaven
time for coffee ... I had chai latte
This sculpture in Millennium Park is called Cloud Gate but its affectionately called the bean ... where's Uta
I love how the bean reflects its surroundings
some of the city scape
This is the Jay Pritsker Pavilion. Robin and I saw a live band there later in the evening.
another view of the pavilion
this is a stainless steel bridge in Millennium Park
it winds its way across the park
Lake Michigan from Lake Shore Drive
love my friends
loved this statue of a Native American ... bowman
the fire escapes are just like in the movies
there was a Lichtnestein retrospective on in the Art Institute and Robin and I loved it!!!
the entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago has a couple of Leo's guarding it
The Crown Fountain has faces projected on them. Sometimes they squirt water from their mouths.
ALL the kids had fun splashing in the water of the fountain
we had lunch at the Park Cafe where I left my mark
it wasn't me officer
Robin wanted me to try the deep dish pizza that Chicago is famous for. It was a 45 minute wait to get in so we amused ourselves in a nearby bar with $4 Margaritas while we waited
Our last stop before heading back on the last train was the Hancock building where you can see all the lights of Chicago. Breathtaking and so so huge. On the left you can see Navy Pier.