Millenium Park Monday

Downtown Chicago Feb 6 2016

While strolling past, “The Bean” a few days ago, I also stopped to gaze at this glorious city’s buildings.  I must say Chicago has the finest architecture I have ever seen.  It’s eclectic, and yet cohesive at the same time.

The steel structure you see is Millenium Park’s bandshell.  “Pritzker Pavillion” holds dozens of free concerts throughout the summer months.  “Grant Park Symphony Orchestra” fills the downtown with wonderful sounds of musical notes that carry far beyond Millenium Park’s border.

Having, “The Bean” and, “Pritzker Pavillion” shining brightly in the downtown area provides a brilliant  segue to the cityscape of Chicago.

Have a shiny Monday, everyone!

  38 comments for “Millenium Park Monday

  1. February 8, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Wonderful picture! I have never been to Chicago but it sure looks amazing!

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  2. February 8, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Beautiful photograph! I love the vibrant colors.

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    • February 8, 2016 at 10:28 am

      Why thank you, Tonya! It was a clear, skyless day!! Cher xo

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  3. February 8, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    this reminded me of my trip to Chicago many years ago. Chicago does have fine architecture for sure.

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    • February 8, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      Oh did it? Well I agree with you 100% my dear! It most certainly does! Cher xo

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  4. Amy
    February 8, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Great sculpture! I have seen so many beautiful sculptures along the Michigan street. 🙂

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    • February 8, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      Isn’t it great, Amy? I love it! Why yes, there sure are! There have been a plethora of well-known architects who have come to Chicago and created absolutely amazing structures!! I love it! Cher xo

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  5. February 8, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Oh, that is very impressive and I love the formation in the background! Chicago must be beautiful!

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  6. February 8, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Have you ever gone on any of the architectural tours in Chicago? One of my college friends is in Chicago and sometimes mentions them.

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    • February 9, 2016 at 7:16 am

      Hi Joanne!! As a matter of fact, I have been on the architectural boat tour approximately 15 times!! Every time someone comes to visit, we take them on that fantastic tour! It’s incredible!! Cher xo

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      • February 9, 2016 at 8:29 am

        Do you recall if you have ever had one with a woman named Susan Osborn? She teaches in the music department at Northwestern but is also an accomplished photographer who sometimes leads the tour. We were music majors together at Smith, class of ’82.

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      • February 9, 2016 at 8:42 am

        I don’t recall, Joanne. However, I shall definitely be mindful of the docent’s name next time I take an architectural tour!! I shall let you know if I meet Susan! Cher xo

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  7. February 9, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Wow for a great photo Cher 😀 I think, that you appreciate Chicago so much more as an expat, than the people who have lived there all their life.

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    • February 9, 2016 at 8:13 am

      Ah, thank you so much for that, Irene! I am so grateful to live in such an amazing city! I think we do that, don’t we; that is, take our surroundings for granted. Sometimes we can be in the grandest places and yet not even think twice about them until someone visiting points it out to us! Did you see “The Bean” photo from my post a few days ago? Cher xo

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      • February 9, 2016 at 8:24 am

        You are right and yes, I did see the bean, which also are special.

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      • February 9, 2016 at 8:41 am

        It really is incredibly popular, Irene! I think it must be the #1 tourist attraction, that ‘bean’! *LOL* Cher xo

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  8. February 9, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Of all the times I’ve been to Chicago, I don’t think I’ve ever really taken the time to appreciate its sights. One of the things I love about visiting your site is that I learn things about “my” (our?) city that I should have known all along. When the weather warms, the hubby and I are going to spend the day walking and looking, no particular destination – we’re always on the way TO somewhere when we go and I think that’s part of the problem!

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    • February 9, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      Ah, thank you for your thoughtful words my dear! I think that’s a great idea to just wander! It is amazing what you will find!!! Please let me know what you find!!! Cher xo

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  9. February 9, 2016 at 11:59 am

    I couldn’t agree more!! Chicago sure does have a lot of lovely buildings right on the lake. Lots to do there!!

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    • February 9, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      It really does my dear! I think that is another reason it is so special; buildings on the lake! Love it! Cher xo

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  10. eths
    February 9, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    We used to love going to the summer concerts by the lake.

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    • February 10, 2016 at 7:07 am

      Oh did you? Isn’t it wonderful they hold them by the lake? Cher xo

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  11. February 13, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Great photo! I want to visit Chicago one of these days! It has to be warm though!

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    • February 13, 2016 at 9:11 am

      Thank you, Lisa! Why yes, I completely understand; warm weather, a.k.a. NOT right now in Chicago, that’s for sure!! *LOL* Cher xo

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