Chicago Trip - Day 1, Part 1

July 17, 2010

Fueled by a great breakfast made by our gracious hostess, Sharon [photoblog.com], we headed down to Chicago's Loop where we checked out the 30-foot “EYE” sculpture (opened July 6th), walked past the Art Institute of Chicago, enjoyed features of Millennium Park (especially Crown Fountain and Cloud Gate), walked up Michigan Avenue where we had to detour around the filming of Transformers 3, did some shopping on the Magnificent Mile, and ate a wonderful dinner at Weber Grill.

After Weber Grill, we headed north to the Sheffield Garden Walk to see one of our favorite bands, Cowboy Mouth. (Pictures of Cowboy Mouth will appear on a future day.)

This was my first real foray with my new D-SLR. The 90-degree weather didn't help make carrying a camera bag any easier, but I think I got some great shots. I am really happy with the shots from the concert where I would have had no photos to speak of with my old G9.

Alice and Stephanie look to be enjoying their El ride…

Here's Dan getting squashed by Tony Tasset's Eye sculpture…

Alice and Steph look like they're going to get the eyeball rolling…

What's worse? This guy taking pictures of everything including street signs, or me taking a picture of the guy taking pictures of everything?

Crown Fountain in Millennium Park

Part of a Chinese art exposition.

“This sculpture gets weirder and weirder the more you look at it.” - Alice

“The Bean” peaks up over the horizon…

Millennium Park's Cloud Gate, aka “The Bean”

Looking straight up inside The Bean

My portrait taking is getting better…

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