Chicago at a Glance
September 14, 2013 Leave a comment
Everyone comes to Chicago.
When I take my lunch-time walks through Millennium Park I hear cacophony: voices from foreign lands. I hear Mandarin, Polish, German, Portuguese and Spanish – a Bable of noise from everywhere. And, everywhere I look there are cameras and iphones – e-devices capturing the moment to share with another.
The Grant Park Orchestra rehearses for its weekly concert at Wednesday noon under the Pritzker Music Pavilion. Recently I was lucky enough to listen to them rehearse the fourth movement of Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony –Allegro Non Troppo. This is one of my favorite pieces of music. I had to stay. I became enamored like the rest of the foreign gaggle.
(Did I mention Lurie Gardern shown in the bottom third of the photo that I had taken that day? Lurie Garden is a garden only a Dutchman could create. The stainless steel waves of the Frank Gehry-designed Pritzker Music Pavilion appear just above the hedge. The “Bean” is off to the left of the pavilion and not shown.)
The Walk along Lurie Garden to the Modern Wing of the Chicago Art Institute
The Entrance to Lurie Garden from the Great lawn and the Pritzker Music Pavilion
In Lurie Garden looking toward the Modern Wing of the Chicago Art Institute designed by Renzo Piano. The half-tube ramp across the middle of the photo is the Piano-designed walkway connecting Millenium Park and the Art Institute.
(I work in one of the buildings in the background.)
All photos © Sally Paradise, 2013, All Rights Reserved