While in Chicago this weekend we were able to fit quite of bit of fun in two days. We were able to see (taken with my little Casio. the photos are unedited...did not clean them up):<br><br>Barry Bonds hit a home run at Wrigley Field (BOOOO! It was funny though...the ball was thrown out back onto the field but when I watched the news that night, it was discovered that the fan kept the ball and someone else threw out a fake ball!)<br><br><br>Had a nice morning walk through Grant Park (perfect weather):<br><br><br>Went to the King Tut exhibit at the Field Museum (it was very crowed and tickets were $31...worth it though):<br><br><br><br>Took the required architecture boat tour:<br><br><br>Sat on the Navy Pier and watched the boats:<br><br><br>Had a talk with Bob Newhart:<br><br><br>Sighted a Chicago Officer at work on the Magnificent Mile:<br><br><br>Had a final lunch in Chinatown:<br><br><br><br><br><br>_______<br>
I love Chicago! Good to see you had a great time. I wonder what drjohn will say . . . I think he's not crazy about the city.<br><br>____________________________________________________<br>Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,<br>But to be young was very heaven!
_________________________ MACTECHubi dolor ibi digitus
I'm not a fan of any city, but in the 60's I spent a lot of time in Chicago. My wife, before we got married, lived on Oak, between Michigan Ave. and Rush Street. I could sign my tab at Don the Beachcomber (my favorite restaurant of all time...now gone) and they'd send me the bill. We bought our dishes and silverware at the very first Crate and Barrel store (in Old Town). Had a lot of good times there. Most recently, I did art fairs in Chicago. The present Illinois Secretary of State, Jesse White, has 3 of my photographs.<br><br>Bigger takes pictures of the Art Institute. I take pictures out in front of it...here's one.<br><br><br><br>Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson<br>
_________________________ Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson
great shots! we go to chicago about once every month or two. we also visited the field museum this summer (june, but it was cold), but we started in the main museum and didn't have the energy to also see tut (notice my son practically crying in the photo -- he was tired of walking and the sun was in his eyes -- we're on the steps to the museum):<br><br><br><br>--<br>"I am mindful that diversity is one of the strengths of the country" --president bush on 9/27/05
The Newhart sculpture was in the park out in front of the Navy Pier. <br><br>You can fit a lot of fun things in a short time.<br><br>The New Soldiers Field really looks out of place. It looks like someone dropped an airport onto the old field:<br><br><br><br>_______<br>
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