There is a walkway next to Adler Planetarium, called the Skyline Walk. It turns around the nearby Aquarium and continues as Lakefront Trail towards Grant Park. And it offers the best skyline views of Chicago from the ground, with the low clouds adding an extra layer of mystery and drama to the already impressive scene.
November 5th, 2017
After a full day of intense lobbying – in the most literal sense of the word, it was time to sit back and (re)collect all the stunning places, experiences and photos we took: the tour at the Rookery, the marvelous art deco details of the Board of Trade and the Field Building, the gorgeous Tiffany mosaics at the Marquette, the very atmospheric Monadnock.
And to top it all off, some serious public art adorning the streets of Chicago.
Flamingo – by Alexander Calder in the Federal Plaza
Chagall’s Four Seasons mosaic in the Exelon Plaza
The Winged Victory of Samothrace, cast from a mold from the original sculpture in the Louvre Museum, Paris – (but why make it gold at all…? marble would have been equally stunning)
We Will, a welded stainless steel sculpture by Richard Hunt
November 2nd, 2017
From Ottawa and the Thousand Islands, back to Manhattan, a day-break to regroup and whoosh… off again – this time, to Chicago!
It was a change of gear (a heavier coat would be needed), a switch to different means of transport (dropping off the car and boarding on a plane), a change of pace and, more importantly, a total change of scenery.
We stayed five-and-a-half days in Chicago and it was raining the entire time. Well, almost, because there were some dry(-ish) spells, enough to let us take a boat tour or walk about – we even saw some sunshine, at some point.
But we took our first walk in the rain. It was already dark and rather chilly.
Chicago looks great in the rain – more Gothamic than Gotham.
November 1st, 2017