stay : six
history @ the chicago history museum
95 floors above the city @ the john hancock observatory
Let me just start by saying… when I woke up this morning it was POURING rain. Buckets of rain. That is not at all what you want when you’re on vacation. Anyway, I had to get out and about and my first stop was the podiatrist. (kind of goes with the anti-vacation thing to do) A quick analysis, a few x-rays and some ace bandages and I was out the door. Apparently I have plantar fasciitis, boo. This is how I walked out of the office … it’s a good look, huh?
A quick stop at home for a shoe change and it was back downtown with me. First stop was the Chicago History Museum. This is the one museum in the city that I have never been to before, so it was fabulous to finally pay a visit! I didn’t learn all that much more than what I have learned in my 18 years here, but they do have a very nice display of the “white city” and “chicago fire.” They had two really great exhibits – one of Ebony Magazine and the history of their Fashion Fair – and the other, the real reason for me being there, Vivian Maier’s Chicago. It was a small, but well done exhibit. I really enjoy her work – she had a great eye for finding interesting subjects from very simple moments. I even broke down and bought the book of her work! Maybe someday someone will make a book of my photos – wouldn’t that be something!?!
Enough about me… (ha!).. when I emerged from the museum, the sun had come out so I decided to run into the John Hancock Observatory for a few shots from above the city. I prefer the view from the JH to that of the Wills because you really get the lakefront. And on a day like today – with a little haze in the sky – it was perfect! Just look at that skyline would ya?