I'm back! If you noticed that I've been MIA recently, it's because I had to hit the road again (actually the skies) for another work trip. Last week I headed to the Windy City, Chicago.
This was my first time in Chicago and it is a beautiful city. I was amazed by the skyscrapers and the magnitude of all of the buildings. I've never seen so many skyscrapers in one place, even compared to the Philadelphia and New York skylines which I'm more accustomed to seeing.
I didn't have too much time for sightseeing during my trip, but after a few slices of deep dish pizza I squeezed in a visit to Millennium Park
. The park is a beautiful area in downtown Chicago which features some very cool architecture and public art in addition to the parkland.
Chicago has a lot of modern architecture including the Jay Pritzker Pavilion
, an outdoor concert venue, designed by famous architect Frank Gehry.
Nearby is the Cloud Gate
sculpture which is better known as "The Bean." The Bean is a very cool modern sculpture by Anish Kapoor, a British sculptor.
It is constructed from super polished stainless steel which is made to look like liquid mercury and reflect images of the surrounding buildings and blue sky.
If you look closely below, you can even see my reflection in the Bean!
I had a great time in Chicago, but there is so much I didn't have a chance to see. Have you visited the Windy City? What should I check out next time I'm there?