Millenium Park, Chicago
We recently visited Chicago for The New Year and to catch a Chicago vs Edmonton Hockey game. We were delighted by the weather – a warm spell… only slightly below freezing. However, the reputation of Chicago being “The Windy City” is true. We had previously thought that it was due to the Politicians with their Windy Triads about “Hope” and other such Lofty Ideals. Beware: any streets running West to East are Blast Zones for wind. Always walk on the West side for two reasons, sun for warmth and wind shelter – during the AM! We went to go see this amazing Park and made one “scoping visit” when it was over run by Tourists, then returned Monday, after New Years early and, surprise, nobody around. This is a shot of The Great Lawn. We were struck by the sweeping lines and wonderful architectural symmetry against the stark buildings its the background.
Now a bit about his place:
Millennium Park is located in the Loop Community Area and originally intended to celebrate the Millennium. Planning of the park began in October 1997. Construction began in October 1998, and Millennium Park was opened in a ceremony on July 16, 2004, four years behind schedule. The three-day opening celebrations were attended by some 300,000 people.The park has received awards for its accessibility and green design. Millennium Park has free admission, and features the Jay Pritzker Pavilion “Cloud Gate”. The Cloud Gate is now known as “The Bean” – it is mesmerizing.
We will continue the Chicago Series throughout the week featuring “The Bean” as well as some NHL Hockey Action!
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