The Globetrotting Meghan

The Globetrotting Meghan

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Windy City

Last Saturday I went with two friends to go and play in Chicago. We spent most of the day in the Chicago Institute of Art and then went to the Sear's Tower and Navy Pier, an carnival area. It was great fun to finally get to do some of the touristy things in Chicago. Usually when I go I have a specific thing to see and don't have time for much else.

The view from the top of the Ferris Wheel.

We got to ride the Ferris Wheel as the sun was setting. It gave us a great view of the Lake and the City Skyline.

One of the views from the top of the Sear's Tower. You can see 50 miles in every direction.

Serat's Sunday on La Grande Jatte. It is one of my favorite pieces of art housed by the Chicago Institute of Art. (Unfortunately, my favorite was in storage when we went. Just means I'll have to go back some time.)

The most unusal fountain I have ever seen. We stood around for 30 minute so we could see the water come out of their mouths. The rest of the time the two faces just sat there smiling and blinking. Very weird.

A trip to Chicago is never complete without getting your picture reflected in the Bean. Chicago really does have some of the weirdest pieces of art. There was also a giant red dinasour and a large statue that I'm fairly sure was obscene...