The amphitheater at Millennium Park. Supposedly they have great summer concerts here. It was a little cold in January to imagine summer!
So pretty. I miss this.
WHAT IS THIS I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
Snow on a fence along Lake Shore Drive.
This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
I was pretty impressed with this snowfall until the one that hit later in January. The second one shut a bunch of busses down. But the first one sure was pretty!
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.
I took this picture for Mom. This bar isn't far from my apartment, and we ate several dinners there in September when I moved out. It sure looked different five months later!
Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
The Hancock Building on a sunny (FRIGID) day.
Trib Tower, look particularly Gotham-esque.
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
My street, snowed over.
I saw this cheap trunk at Home Goods and wanted it for a coffee table, but couldn't transport it home. The next day, after work, I went back to measure it and see about shipping. And I decided just to strongarm it back on the bus. When Mom called to ask if I'd found out about the cost, I said, "Oh, yeah, shipping is free." Just a little sweat!
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.