Monday, September 05, 2005

My kind of town, Chicago is

"This is my kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of people too
People who smile at you"...Frank Sinatra

Took the train to Chicago this weekend. A nice relaxing trip. Walked around absorbing the sights and the sounds.

This is a picture of Cloud Gate aka The Bean. This is the work of British artist Anish Kapoor. Kapoor's inspiration was liquid mercury. The sculpture is 66-feet long and 33-feet high.

An interesting way to see the city skyline. It has become the most popular tourist spot in the city

Rest of the pictures are here



Quote of the day
"I am going to St. Petersburg, Florida, tomorrow. Let the worthy citizens of Chicago get their liquor the best they can. I'm sick of the job--it's a thankless one and full of grief. I've been spending the best years of my life as a public benefactor"
... Al Capone, 1927

9 comments:

n2kaja said...

Very cool reflection shot.
Chicago is a city that my husband paul would love to visit when we come to the states. He has always had an intrest in gangsters.

One More Reason said...

Chicago is a great place to visit in the summer. Not so great in the winter. There is a reason why they call it the windy city :)

silverine said...

Great pictures :)

Jennifer said...

I love Chicago! The kidney bean is very cool. :0)

One More Reason said...

Thanks Silverine

Thanks Jennifer. Chicago is indeed a great place

Jithu said...

the picture was too good! dont u have a color print?

One More Reason said...

I do have a color print. Messed up the white balance.

Chris said...

Great photo! I've never been to Chicago (passing through the airport doesn't count). Someday I'll get there.

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