Sunday, December 03, 2006

my kind of town, chicago is

Hubby and I had the pleasure of visiting Chicago over Thanksgiving, where we got to check out Clairest's new digs, and new city.

Chicago is super-cool because there's public art everywhere, and lots of space to stand around and discuss what you see.

Big shiny beans are very popular.

As are serene, giant video screens that display either babbling brooks or massive faces.

Chicago seems to be all about juxtaposing architecture, art, and tradition. Here, we've got all three: the Chase building, a Picasso sculpture that dismayed/scared the crap out of the city when it was unveiled, and the German Christmas fair (with real German vendors).

But the old and the new coexist very happily.

On our next trip, hang the expense, we are going on a Segway tour. They just look like too much fun.

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