Saturday, May 30, 2009

Eye On Chicago

Chicago Spring Fling is filling the camera full and making for a near wordless blogger by the end of the day.

The gardens at the Art Institute of Chicago were slipped in after the Lurie Garden and Millennium Park.

The Bean or Cloud Gate in Millennium Park had the most amazing pull on the observer. You do not often see sculpture that has such a strong interactive effect with the public.

One swan at Chicago Botanic garden. More of these gardens to come.

Chicago street life posing.

A glimpse of the Lurie garden. There are a couple of sunny utility meadows that could take clues from this garden.

Day two of CSF begins.


Benjamin Vogt said...

I've been to Chi town a lot the last few years, but always in winter. I want to go in spring! Now! Oh, the humanity (the money).

I'm getting tired of visiting big cities though--give me your homestead any day.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I missed the up close look at the Trumpeter Swan. I can't wait to see what else you saw that I didn't see there.

Siria said...

Hi Christopher! Beautiful photographs as always! I love the one of the sunny utility meadow in Lurie park. The city in the background looks so out of place.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I've always liked the gardens around the Art Institute. I used to eat lunch out there in the summer when I worked in the Loop. It was great to meet & have a drink with you. I hope you had a great time in Chicago.

Christopher C. NC said...

Hi Benjamin. It was a fun visit, but I prefer the homestead too.

Hi darlin'. It was pleasure to meet you Lisa. It will be fun comparing shots.

Siria, the Lurie garden is a great template for the sunny utility meadow. I have my salvia nemorosa going already. I just need several hundred more.

Hi Barbara, MMGD, the Art Institute garden was a great little extra to add to a wonderful tour of Chicago. Y'all did a great job. A pleasure to meet you.

lola said...

Pics are great, Christopher. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Lots to see I'm sure.

Pam/Digging said...

I was thrilled to meet you at last, Christopher, after reading your blog for so long. Your top image is stunning. I'm feeling a little shell-shocked myself after all the big-city excitement, but I'll be happy to start plowing through my many photos this evening.

Christopher C. NC said...

Lola it was a great experience.

Pam it was so nice to meet you as well and find such a sweet and real person behind all that talent you show so well at Digging. Yes it will take some time to go through the 200 photos I took as well.

Gail said...

Christopher, it was a delight to meet you and your dear friend Ani was a darling. Your photos are always lovely and these are stellar~~do you give lessons! Hope to see you again and your garden before long ~~gail