The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.
Trib Tower, look particularly Gotham-esque.
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!
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
Stolen from my Path account, I love this filtering.
Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
Icicles on a church in my neighborhood.
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!
WHAT IS THIS I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
Marilyn looks cold.
Snow on a fence along Lake Shore Drive.
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.
My neighborhood under snow.
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!