Before I wrap up the Chicago posts (there's one more after this!) I wanted to share a few of my favorite views and art from my time with Diana and Kerry in the Windy City!
Starting close to home, the interesting flowers in the planter outside of our hotel. We never could figure out if they were real or not!
Loved the take-off on the Paris Metro signs for Chicago's Metra System.
These Segway guys -- never seen so many segways in my life. (Have I seen any?)
Art Institute favorites -- it's odd, taking pix of masterpieces, but I have to say it saves on the postcard purchases!
Love Renoir. Period. This is called "Two Sisters," but they weren't really sisters.
Love this of the poppy fields near Giverny by Monet.
The religious art dazzles. So many lovelies to share, but I'll show you this detail. I don't remember the artist.
While we're on the subject of art, an unexpected stained glass exhibit at Navy Pier intrigued all of us.
I loved this Tiffany...
...and was entranced by these four panels by Mucha depicting goddesses of the four seasons.
Here's a bit of detail. Simply gorgeous.
This couple we named "Twister." They were on the same bus as we were en route to Navy Pier, though they got off much earlier. The girl clutched a "Twister" game box and when they left, the guy asked us for a quarter. We never thought we'd see them again, but on the way home, our bus pulled up at a stop and there they were!
Loved the rapt attention of this fellow watching Carl Weathersby at the Chicago Bluesfest.
And this sculptural addition to the fountain was handsome in the light.
Next time I'll share a few things I saw in Chicago after Di and Kerry headed out! Meanwhile, stop by Chopsticks and String for a look at "Home is Where the Wine Is," a very funny book that includes knitting patterns!
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