Forget any stereotypes you have about crime ridden Chicago, at least if you avoid the notorious South Side. It’s a modern clean city with a lovely multicultural downtown and huge international park with all kinds of fascinating interactive sculptures that lend themselves to great people photos.
We took the comfy train (only $8 dollars each for a weekend pass!) from the suburb of Arlington Heights, rolling past all the lovely suburbs in full Spring bloom. The first walk along State Street took us to the historic Chicago Theatre where multiple photo sessions were in progress in front of the iconic marquee.
After attending a musical, we strolled around Millennium Park. We were experiencing a little bit of the lake effect and notorious Chicago wind which makes this time of year unpredictable. Children running in the water of the fountains underneath the large face videos of Crown Fountain were undeterred. [youtube=
The highlight was Cloud Gate, affectionately known as the “bean”. Its brilliant reflective surface creates all kinds of opportunities to take group photos. With a backdrop of the skyline condensed in its wide angle distortion, it created a unique view of beautiful Chicago.
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