The Elevated tracks' color coding system adds some spiffy to the stairway.
The home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, who are superb! (Although I do miss the old conductor Daniel Barenboim.)
The awesome park next to the Art Institute.
One of my favorite city icons, one of the lions outside the Art Institute.
The pointy topped building in the top right of the photo is actually the very architectually appointed Chicago Athletic Club. Pretty posh, no?
The ever fabulous Art Institute of Chicago. Go! It's pretty incredible!
The Husband looking fierce with one of the lions.
Another great wing of the Art Institue with another great sculpture garden to match.
This is a fantastic interactive sculpture set consisting of cascading towers of water, light up and video glass block, and the faces of Chicagoans. If you're ever in Millenium Park be sure to check it out, it's super fun!
The Cultural Center used to be the city's main public library (Don't worry there's a massive and beautiful one to replace it.) so it has wonderful literary quotes tucked away amongst all it's fab architecture. It also has a stunning and quite large Tiffany glass dome inside. It's a quick, easy, and so worth it Chicago must see!
The Cloud Gate sculpture tucked away up in the middle of this photo is in Millenium Park and more commonly known as "the Bean" among locals and tourists alike. It's a gorgeous bean shaped metal sculpture polished to a high mirror shine that reflects its surroundings. I'm rather found of it. :)
The Frank Gehry band shell in Mikkenium Park is the place to be in the warmer months. The city puts on tons of free shows and concerts featuring all the fab performing arts that the city fosters.
Trump tower and the Wrigley Building.
The Tribune Tower entrance.
*except for the c c cold freezing winters... Brrr...
** Weird weather in Chi-town? That's easy, it's just lake effect ;)