Sarah and I are in Chicago over the weekend before her class at the CME starts on Monday. We started out flying to Chicago early, Uber’ing to the hotel downtown (of course!), then having deep dish pizza for lunch (see previous post).
Post the pizza, we walked through Millennium Park to the Art Institute of Chicago. This is a great museum and we saw a bunch of fantastic stuff. For example:
This great still life by Pieter Claesz:
Grant Wood’s American Gothic:
This awesome stained glass exhibit called America Windows by Marc Chagall (there were actually 3 panels, this is the one I liked the best):
Then we moved on to the Cloud Gate which was AWESOME! We must have spent an hour looking at it, taking pictures of it, walking around it, touching it, etc. So cool - what a great work of public art.
Here’s a picture of the whole thing:
Here’s what it looks like when you stand inside it and look up (its like a giant inverted ice cream cone on the inside which is what is making all those crazy reflections):
Here’s what a city under a bubble would look like - or the Chicago skyline as reflected by Cloud Gate:
Finally, here’s a mix of real skyline and Cloud Gate reflection:
Overall we had a great time today. More to come tomorrow from the Windy City!