Chicago at a Glance

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.

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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 SymphonyAllegro 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.)

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The Walk along Lurie Garden to the Modern Wing of the Chicago Art Institute

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The Entrance to Lurie Garden from the Great lawn and the Pritzker Music Pavilion

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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

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