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Friday, July 2, 2010

I had a great opportunity to go to Chicago on Memorial Weekend, and it was so amazing! I crammed as much sight seeing into one weekend as possible!

I spent a lot of time wandering around Millenium Park:

Then I went to the Art Institute:

The Art Institute was not my favorite art museum. I thought the Boston museum was much better. It was so hard to get around the Art Institute, very maze-like. Sometimes I know I'm overly critical of buildings/finishes/space planning since I'm a designer, but I overheard other people talking about how poorly the museum was laid out, so it wasn't just me. I stumbled upon the furniture exhibit by accident. I was trying to find the Photography exhibit, and ended up here instead:

The furniture exhibit almost made me cry. It was so amazing to see these modern classics!

Garden behind the Art Institute:

I wandered around the city for a while trying to find this, Buckingham Fountain:

I spent nearly the entire day at the Field Museum:

I wanted to go to the aquarium, which was right next door, but the line was out the door and down the stairs. So I walked along the river instead.

View from the John Hancock Observatory:

Navy Pier. Not my favorite place, way too touristy for me.

The last thing I did in Chicago was go on an architecture river cruise. Here are some pictures I took:

3 Responses to “Chicago”

  1. you almost cried over furniture? i figure the Eames chair must be important, but not important enough to cry over, ok? :c)

    this is samara, btw. if you couldn't tell.

  2. AWESOME city! I lived in North Chicago for a little while. I lived 2 blocks from the lake...gosh I miss jogging by the lake! So nice! Great pics!

  3. Bee-yoo-tee-ful photos Rebecca! Thanks for taking me along with you to Chicago.


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