Fact: I have been to Chicago 6 times this year.
Chicago and Boston have long been my favorite cities, but this week Chicago wins. I’ve been there the last 2 weeks for work.
I think my favorite thing about Chicago is how the traditional, nouveau and modern art seamlessly dance around the entire city.
The parks. (and listen to orchestras practice in this glorious theatre.
Chicago is FULL of parks. Right along the coast of Lake Michigan, the Chicago waterfront has all been preserved for parks and public recreation. Never have I seen so many bikers and joggers!
Lake Michigan is gigantic. It looks just like the ocean in Boston.
I meandered over to Navy Pier too. I was experiencing some beautiful weather!
The windy city lived up to it’s name.
I love our Boston architecture in it’s classic New Englandy-ness and colonial buildings.
But, my favorite period of artistic movement is from the 1920s to the 1950s – and New England doesn’t really represent architecture well from that era. Chicago, on the other hand, is a feast for the eyes.
The Art Institute of Chicago is my favorite art museum. Period.
If you’re looking to go to Chicago sometime soon:
Be sure to hit up Millenium Park, Navy Pier, the Art Institute and the Riverwalk.
And I’ve heard good things about the Architectural River Cruises – next time!
I’ve unpacked my suitcase and I’ll get back to blogging! We have drywall coming down like flies – so there is lot to update y’all on!