Archive for December, 2012

Today we decided to take advantage of the unseasonably warm winter day by going downtown. AFTER the Packers game of course. So, while it was still relatively early, it was starting to get dark by the time we left. I hadn’t really thought about the photo challenge, but of course, it’s not hard to be inspired in downtown Chicago. Millennium Park has a large sculpture called Cloud Gate, but what most people call “The Bean” since it is shaped liked a really large bean. It is a stunning piece, and strategically located on Michigan Avenue where it reflects the skyline that looks down upon it. Below Cloud Gate, there is an ice skating rink that just so happened to pull out the zamboni to clean the ice when we arrived. The clean, smooth ice picked and distorted all kinds of light.  At Macy’s, on State St., windows reflected the shopping experience around us in the famous Marshall Field windows. Finally, we walked over the Chicago River to the Magnificent Mile (just to pretend we were rich — and which ended VERY early), I was able to pick up the reflections of buildings on the river. Enjoy!

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