as seen in Chicago

I spent some time in Chicago with some of my colleagues today. Here is a bit of what I saw. First, falling presents at Macy’s.

 

Everyone knows that if you find yourself at Macy’s in Chicago during the Christmas season that a visit to The Walnut Room is not to be missed.

 

The Bean (Cloud Gate) is like a magnet for photographers. I was unable to resist.

 

I saw two stars and a bean.

 

It was a beautiful day with unusually warm weather for December.

 

The London House (center) and… well…you know.

 

The Chicago River looking particularly grand today.

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chicago skyline

chicago skyline

Well, actually, this is just a small portion of the Chicago skyline. This image was taken from the amazing Maggie Daley Park looking back towards Millennium Park. (Click here and here for a couple of my images of Maggie Daley Park.) You can see the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in the lower center portion of the image. I am a New Yorker at heart, but it is really hard to beat the majesty of Chicago and, the beauty of the vast green space and urban playground of Grant Park, Millennium Park and, Maggie Daley Park. Bravo Chicago!

j p pavilion

JP Pavilion

The first of two images from downtown Chicago. The Jay Pritzker Pavilion in beautiful Millennium Park, Chicago. The network of tubes above the grass is the structure that suspends the sound system. I have been here many, many times, but never for a concert. I have to fix that!