I was in Chicago!
I choose this trip because my theme this week is Art and I went to the Art Institute in Chicago. It also shows my specific interest in Asian Art, adventure, architecture, gardens and a little of my spirituality, which I don't often show online. It was a great trip with @aiparker.
Three days filled with a lot of things I enjoy.
Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute is a great museum and has some famous paintings such as George Seurat's Sunday on the Grand Jatte and Vincent Van Gogh's self portrait.
I was taking an Asian Art History class at ASU in 2011, so I was most interested in the Asian Collection and it was great as you will see below.
Picture of @aiparker in the Asian gallery.
Chicago has great architecture. Here are some buildings, including Trump Tower which was completed in 2009, 2 years before our trip.
We went to the top floor so we can see the view from 1,116 feet (340.2 m). I guess I didn't get a picture of Chicago from there but I did get this picture of the bathroom! Ha ha.
The tower has a combination of residential condominiums, hotel, retail space, parking garage, health club and spa and restaurant.
We took a little stroll to Navy Pier and road the Ferris wheel.
The Chicago Botanic Garden
We went out of the city to the gardens. Since it was October the leaves were changing colors and it was gorgeous. Maybe I will get to see Chihuly there someday! (Fingers crossed)
Me in my happy place!
Chicago Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Angela and I went to the temple, took pictures and went inside. It was a great experience.
Looking back 10 years...what I think is so funny about this trip is that I went for work and don't have any pictures of that part of the trip and wonder how I fit all this in when I was on a work trip? Maybe we stayed a few days after the conference???
Anyway, I really do love Chicago and look forward to my next visit.
Sources: Trump Tower
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