Chicago is probably one of the most interesting cities I’ve been to. I’ve been there three times already but I don’t think I’ll ever get used to its cold weather (although I have not been there during summer). But I love it anyway. I walk a lot and I always prefer walking in the cold than in the summer heat.
CAUTION: Do not EVER let the sun fool you most especially during winter! I live in a tropical country and visiting Chicago on a winter and say that it’s “effing freakin’ cold” there is a complete understatement!
This is the Millenuem Park/SBC Plaza and this is where you’ll find what I call, “The Bean”. I wonder what it’s made of. Although it looks metal-ly. LOL. I know, I know.
Its surface reflects the sky and its surroundings. Here’s one pic I took on a sunny day. Can you spot where I am in this pic? Oh yes, that’s me with the pink bag.
Here’s one on a cloudy day. That day was St. Patrick’s day. I don’t know if they do it often but they cleared the plaza that day. See the reflection? No one got near “The Bean”. Well, hmmm, I pretended that I didn’t speak English so I got near and managed to take a photo.
“Smile even when the world is freezing”. That’s my motto in Chicago.
They turn this area into an ice skating rink during winter.
I don’t know what you call this but it looks like a dome. Aren’t they fond of metals?
And here’s one. I honestly don’t know what Milleneum Plaza’s theme is. This one is a little bit Roman.
There should be sprinklers all over this area. (sorry, I can’t find my other photos). The display changes every, say, 10 seconds? And there’s one display where a woman opens her mouth and water flows out like a fountain.
I still remember this instance like it was just yesterday. Not my most flattering photo but I love it anyway. This was during my first visit when I jumped in the sight of this cute dog! (or would have jumped to any dog for that matter. :D) Of course, I asked the owner nicely If I could play with her for a little bit. He said, “Yes! She’s very friendly!”. I took off my gloves and for a moment, I thought I was going to freeze to death.
And oh, if you’re looking for a parking space in Chicago, there’s one right below “The Bean”. That’s where we parked. We’re tourists in this area without GPS. It’s a little pricier than the other parking areas but Millenium Park is the easiest to locate. Yup, just right across Michigan Avenue.
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