|Springtime on Chicago’s Riverwalk|
Last week, my oldest daughter and I helped my mom celebrate her birthday with a few days in Chicago. We may have chosen the most beautiful week of the year to go: it was that perfect time in the spring when everything was coming to life.
|Flowers on the Magnificent Mile|
The first thing we did when we arrived was visit the Art Institute. Last fall Tripadvisor named it the world’s best museum, and it’s not hard to see why. Here are some of the many, many works of art that were standouts for us:
|Matisse’s beautiful Daisies|
|Chagall’s transcendent America Windows|
|If you recognize this painting, you’re a fan of either
pointillism or Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Maybe both.
|Hipster studies hipster|
It’s been said that Van Gogh painted the things that people take pictures of today – their food, and themselves. It was probably inevitable that I’d channel my inner Van Gogh in Millennium Park:
|Picnic lunch by Millennium Park Monument|
|Three-generation photo at The Bean|
Later, we timed our trip to the Hancock Tower so we could see day turn into night, and it couldn’t have been more spectacular.
“And the embers never fade in your city by the lake.”
– from “Tonight, Tonight” by the Smashing Pumpkins