Monday, April 30

Chicago, my kind of town!

Today I am going to start posting a series of photographs from my last trip to the Windy city. While this won't be incredibly meaningful to this blog necessarily, it shares meaningful parts of my life, perhaps illustrating parts of me that I haven't shared with many people. Just a little glimpse into what makes me tick. I hope you enjoy and can perhaps relate to some and share stories and photos meaningful in your lives too.

The first picture I am going to post is from beneath a new sculpture to the city called Cloud Gate or as many of the passerby's call it, the Lima Bean. It is a 33 foot tall polished stainless steel structure with a 12 foot passage beneath it. Cloud Gate is British artist Anish Kapoor's first outdoor work. He wanted to create something that would allow the public to interact with their skyline and see the clouds rolling by the substantial buildings. I have captured a whole other side of it in this photograph, hoping to see the interaction one has with others in this beautiful city while still seemingly living one's own life seperate from others. I love Chicago and hopefully sometime, someday, I will actually be living there again. Keep checking back for another one of my favorites, the Water Tower Gallery. It was just two blocks outside my hotel room and I have a fun, 4:30 AM shot just as the city was starting to come back to life. Until then, Ciao!

Just for fun, I am going to post another, outside view of the sculpture to show you it's immense beauty.


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