the shiny thing is called the "cloud gate". it is a very simple, but very cool sculpture that reflects the surrounding skyline/people. they were doing construction on it while we were there so the back side and under side were closed and surrounded by ugly fences. when it's done though, you will be able to walk under it.
the "cloud gate".
the "cloud gate", the jay pritzker pavillion, seating in the pavillion, and the boeing galleries (two huge video screens that display things like faces and waterfalls).
millenium park and the city as seen from the bp bridge. both the bridge and pavillion are frank gehry creations. the sears tower building is on the far left, in the coulds.
our reflection in the "cloud gate", an ice rink, buildings, and us.
some favorites. they also had some medieval armor which was interesting.
downtown, interesting apartment buildings, and looking down from the 7th floor of the water tower mall.
the john hancock building disappearing into the clouds.
February 6 - 8, 2009
Wandering the streets of Chicago.
August 18, 2007
Visiting friends, seeing the city from the John Hancock building, and catching a Broadway show.
Starved Rock, Illinois
October 23, 2006
Checking out Starved Rock State Park, an area of small canyons and cliffs along the Illinois River.
Checking out the city.
Indiana Dunes & Chicago
October 27 - 28, 2007
Checking out Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and doing some fine dining in Chicago.
October 23, 2006
Checking out the city from the Sears Tower, and strolling through Millenium Park.
December 30, 2005
A day in Chicago, mainly checking out Millenium Park and the Art Institute.