Exploring Chicago

My best friend got married in Chicago this summer. Of course as a bridesmaid, I was there for her every need. But I managed to squeeze in some time to see the sights. Here’s what I turned up during my long weekend in the Windy City (and it is windy).

The Bean
The Bean (officially named the Cloud Gate) at Millennium Park was intriguing. It’s such a simple structure yet it’s not. I was fascinated. The huge, reflective sculpture gives you an interesting perspective of the city by distorting its reflection.

Can you spot us in the Bean?

The Riverfront
The city has done a wonderful job of making the Chicago River an attraction in itself. Not to be overshadowed by Lake Michigan, here’s some highlights.

A ferry on the river

Exploring Trump's new building

People hanging out

Millennium Park
Not to be outdone by the Bean, Millennium Park has beautiful gardens situated in the middle of downtown. This creates a nice little urban oasis. After a long day of pounding the pavement shopping and battling the crowds along the Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park is a sanctuary.


Architecture
The city’s architecture is beautiful and full of rich details.

And let’s not forget the main reason I was in Chicago. Here’s a shot of the happy couple:

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About UrbanDwellerKC

Living downtown has its perks as well as its few weird moments. I'm an editor and writer who lives in a loft with a husband and a cat, both of which are a constant source of entertainment. When I'm not out being an urban explorer, I love to cook, read, and knit.

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