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August 31, 2011

Miss Me?

I'm back from five days in Chicago. Wes and I lived there before moving to Seattle 16 years ago. We haven't been back in 15 years so we had lots we wanted to see and do. The city has changed so much. We were completely astonished and we found relief in finding (good) things that had stayed the same.

I think I love the architecture in Chicago most of all. I took a lot of photos of little details like this from the University of Chicago campus.

Lincoln Park.

We took the kids to many, many museums. I found a sheep grazing at the Art Institute.

And found this strange human figure made of bubble wrap and packing tape dangling in a tree in our old neighborhood.

I still love you, Chicago!


JenSmall said...

Ah, I'm a Chicago resident, sorry I missed you. Thanks for loving on our city!

Leah said...

I agree with you about Chicago's architecture. The last time I was in town, I was stuck in the far-out suburbs staying with relatives. It wasn't until I went downtown and saw an Art Deco (I believe it was)detail on a lamp post, of all things, that I felt like I was really in Chicago. It made me smile :-)

Jennifer said...

I love Chicago, and loved living there. DH and I need to take a trip so I can show him all my old haunts and landmarks. I had my first-ever gin & tonic at the Third Coast Cafe to celebrate my LSAT scores.