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Eight Days in Chicago, May-June 2007

 
 
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jun, 2007 01:43 pm


Sears Tower:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_0664.jpg

Looking towards Millennium Park:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_0643.jpg

Towards the Hancock:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_0652.jpg

Miro's Universe in the Sears Tower lobby:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_0665.jpg

The Adler:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_0683.jpg

The two shows at the Adler:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_0679.jpg

Mars rover:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_0680.jpg

The Hancock from Lincoln Park:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/ChicagoMayJune2007185.jpg

Close up:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_0704.jpg

Lincoln Park:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_0696.jpg

Water Tower:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_0694.jpg

That extension in the middle is Museum Campus:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_0700.jpg

Rush Street restaurant, next door to the Tavern:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_0706.jpg

Second City:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_0712.jpg

Barak Obama (I got a warning for taking this pix):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_0714.jpg

Street sculpture by Calder:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/ChicagoMayJune2007158.jpg

By Miro:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/ChicagoMayJune2007137.jpg

By Picasso:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/ChicagoMayJune2007136.jpg

Guess?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/ChicagoMayJune2007132.jpg

Goodbye at O'Hare:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_0715.jpg

Will add a few more pictures I like.
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hamburger
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jun, 2007 01:49 pm
c.i. wrote :

Quote:
I walked a few blocks to a currency exchange store


i thought c.i. had landed in a foreign country - before i read on !
perhaps c.i. was picking up some 20's at half-price - freshly made by al capone's grandson ?
hbg
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hamburger
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jun, 2007 01:56 pm
c.i. :great pictures !
chicago seems to have changed a bit inthe last 25 years .
went to a couple of conferences in ch in the late 80's .
mrs h and i stayed at the drake - one of those great old hotels .
went to a couple of great jazz-concerts by the lake at night - awesome !
mrs h liked marshall fields Laughing - no longer there ???
hbg
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jun, 2007 02:12 pm
Hi hbg, Glad you dropped by to visit. Yeah, Chicago is in a constant change mode, so 25 years is a long time. There are many new buildings going up, but I think they're mostly condos. My old haunt used to be North Clark Street, and I don't recognize anything except Wrigley Field. Even Rush Street was a young person's hangout for clubs and bars, but it's more like businessmen/women with suits predominate. At the Tavern bar and grill, I was the only one (almost) without a sport coat. I was never a fancy dresser anywhos. Chicago still has great jazz and blues venues, and I'm pretty sure that will never change.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jun, 2007 02:18 pm
I checked out the Drake and the Palmer House at last year's A2k meet, going through them on my walks. Hmmm, maybe next time.

Hbg, Marshall Field's is now Macy's. When I saw it last year, when it was still Field's, it seemed a ghost of the Field's I remember from my childhood.
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jun, 2007 08:24 pm
cicerone imposter wrote:
I truly enjoyed every minute of my eight days in Chicago. I hope you have too!


Very well done, indeed! 'Twas a pleasure and a joy, CI. Hope to see you on your own turf soon.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jun, 2007 08:39 pm
The sculpture in front of the Thompson Center that looks like paper mache painted white with black trim is called the "Monument with Standing Beast" by Jean Dubuffet.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jun, 2007 10:14 pm
cicerone imposter wrote:
The sculpture in front of the Thompson Center that looks like paper mache painted white with black trim is called the "Monument with Standing Beast" by Jean Dubuffet.

Around here it's known as "Snoopy in a blender."
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jun, 2007 10:21 pm
That makes sense.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jun, 2007 10:50 pm
joe: Around here it's known as "Snoopy in a blender."


Now, you tell me!
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jun, 2007 11:25 pm
Very well done, C.I.! Thanks!
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jun, 2007 11:52 pm
O'Bill, It was entirely my pleasure to share the Chicago of today, but especially our hosts, joe and JPB, and to show what the a2k gatherings are all about - to encourage more people to participate.

Missed you at this one.
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McTag
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jun, 2007 01:56 am
BM

Nice one, c.i..
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