I've never really thought much about Chicago. It's a big city, souless, grey, boring....... Right?
Yesterday my eyes were opened! This city is colourful, interesting and filled with creativity.
It even talks to you.
Animals and birds live side by side with the nearly 3 million residents, not to mention all the tourists from all over the world.Artwork fills every corner and is enjoyed by all.Gardens blossom and refresh.
Statues tell stories.
The city is reflected on itself constantly until it almost disappears!
And every day the water in Lake Michigan and Chicago River flows across the locks to let the boats move between them. I know this because the bloke and i took an Architectural tour by boat.
What a great way to learn about this place, it's buildings, history and art. Not only does Chicago revere Frank Lloyd Wright and many other architects and artists but there is beautiful stained glass by another of my favourites, Louis Comfort Tiffany.
The biggest Museum of Stained Glass in the world is here at Navy Pier, all free for the public to wander through in awe.Photos can't do it justice but the colours and depth is the work of a true artist.
A genius in fact.By the end of this day of walking, watching, learning and enjoying I knew just how this little fellow felt!
Just let me sit for a while and take it all in.