Chicago’s Millennium Park — WOW!!

On Sunday — when we weren’t watching the Bears almost win or eating the best Reuben I’ve had in my life or driving north on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago Marathon Sunday traffic because it’s worth it or sitting along the lake shore watching boats and geese and ducks, we were at Millennium Park. 

I want to go back.

(from the website🙂

Millennium Park is an award-winning center for art, music, architecture and landscape design. The result of a unique partnership between the City of Chicago and the philanthropic community, the 24.5-acre Park features the work of world-renowned architects, planners, artists and designers.
Among Millennium Park’s prominent features are the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the most sophisticated outdoor concert venue of its kind in the United States; the interactive Crown Fountain by Jaume Plensa
(that would be the photo above with the face and the water and all the people interacting with it); the contemporary Lurie Garden designed by the team of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd, Piet Oudolf and Robert Israel; and Anish Kapoor’s hugely popular Cloud Gate sculpture (that is in the photo to the right and there is a reason it is hugely popular — it is HUGE and cool).

Millennium Park is located in the heart of downtown Chicago. It is bordered by Michigan Avenue to the west, Columbus Drive to the east, Randolph Street to the North and Monroe Street to the South.



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