Chicago, Day Two: Art and Architecture

Day two was very busy!  After a quick continental breakfast in our wonderful Belden-Stratford,we started out at an open-air market in Lincoln Park.  Beautiful people and produce.

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We meandered south along Lakeshore Drive, in quest of architectural touchstones: The residential towers of Mies van der Rohe, to be exact.  Remember him?  Mister “less is more,” well known for his unadorned rectangular prisms of steel and glass.

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Our casual stroll took us through Millenium Park again, and brought us to the Art Institute.  Of course, at the Institute, you have to pick and choose what to see, so I put in my request early.  First–Seurat, and Monet (reliving Giverny through his paintings was splendid!).

Watching people interact with art is art itself!  One young lady was completely in her own world as she gazed upon another young lady by John Singer Sargent.

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After lunch in Millenium Park, and more Art Institute, we worked our way to the corner of Michigan and Wacker for the Chicago Architecture Foundation river tour.  I will not attempt to choose one or two photos from that selection, as I think it deserves a post all of its own on another day.

Time to head back to Clay City.  See you there!

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Be well, and at peace,


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One Comment on “Chicago, Day Two: Art and Architecture”

  1. Bridget McKenna Says:

    Phil, I absolutely love that last photo. I forsee a brilliant second career ahead of you.

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