Chicago is, my kind of town. It really is the most beautiful city in the United States. With it's long-standing commitment to stunning, adventurous and future-thinking architecture. It's prime setting directly on Lake Michigan and with it's wide streets that invite you to take it all in, Chicago is spectacular. Especially if you are there on a day with not a cloud in the sky, and visiting Millenium Park, like we were last weekend.
I was especially excited to see the "Big Chrome Bean", the sculpture by Anish Kapoor, officially titled Cloud Gate. As spectacular and beautiful as it looked in photographs, it was many-times more spectacular and beautiful in person. Sometimes when you look so forward to seeing something, it tends to be a bit of disappointment. Like what do Dieter Rams, a Formula 1 race, the Eagles and Bozo's Circus all have in common? Cloud Gate and the entire Millenium Park did not disappoint.
From the incredible Frank Gehry designed Concert Pavillion, to Crown Fountain which we somehow missed... probably 'cause I could not pull myself away from that big dang bean, Millenium Park and Cloud Gate is quintessential Chicago. Modern, provacative and approachable.
I heart Chicago.