Tuesday, August 09, 2011

And you say Chi-City...

 It's pretty lame that it took me almost three months to put this blog post up but such is life. When my Mom came to visit in May and brought me lots of letters we also did a little bit of sight-seeing including my first Chicago Architecture Boat Tour. We went on a Wendella tour because it was cheaper but, naturally, you get what you pay for. The tour guide wasn't great and didn't drop a whole lot of knowledge that I didn't already know.

But it was a beautiful day and as my mother listened politely I took way too many pictures.

While my heart is firmly entrenched on the East Coast, there is something about this city that truly intoxicates me.

I like to pretend that I am a real photographer sometimes, and I had a lot of fun playing with reflections and shapes.

And thought they are by far the most boring of the whole trip, I did take a few standard "skyline pictures" as well.  Although these views of the city pales in comparison to the view from the Shedd Aquarium and points South.  


 As these last few weeks of summer begin to slip away, I like to take a minute and think about what a stunning place this is.  I feel like I spend a lot of my time trying to rush away and do things, and I hardly ever just appreciate it for how pretty it is.  

Its going to get cold way sooner than we think, and everyone will go back to being grouchy and hating each other.  But no matter what...its very pretty to look at.

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She's pint-sized and amazing.