Chicago - my kinda town...

Last week I had the good fortune to be teaching at the Create Retreat in the Chicago suburbs. Of course as usual, I was so busy teaching, I totally forgot to take pictures of my class room, the students or their projects. Sorry.... 
Portion of the Marc Chagall "America Windows" at the Art Institute of Chicago
How about I make it up to you with some lovely pictures of Chicago?

Column and ceiling from the Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room from the Art Institute of Chicago
I taught both my classes on Wednesday and on Thursday I had a day to play hookey. So I took myself and my traveling buddy Irene on the town. I have never been to Chicago before and thoroughly enjoyed playing the tourist, taking pictures at every corner, walking around looking up, stopping short and generally annoying the natives!  

Feast you eyes and enjoy!

Millennium Park entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago

Looved! The tree shape on this building.

Gardens of the Millennium Park

Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park

Cloud Gate aka the Bean aka Blob aka totally cool!

Painted Forest in Lincoln Park

Lake Michigan harbor

Rainbows in the Crown Fountain

Portion of the Healy and Millet Dome at the Chicago Cultural Center

Ceiling at the Chicago Cultural Center

Book display at the Chicago Publishers Gallery and Cafe