Chicago Was A Comfy Blur
The Midwest is more casual than I’m used to. So I took that as a challenge. My friends barely recognized me when I stepped out in a black t-shirt and short cotton pants. But it was the sandals that really threw them off though. They were like “You know we’re heading to Trump today right? … and walking through the sights and sounds of Chicago… just saying…”
I was more than prepared. The attractions of Chicago didn’t know what hit them when I splashed around in Millennium Park, admired the buildings from the comfort of my architectural boat tour (which I HIGHLY recommend), and finally downed two bottles of Moët & Chandon Champagne at the gorgeous Trump tower. The guy may hates people and make ridiculous politically incorrect statements… but his building is stunning so I stopped in for a drink… or two.
*Speaking of Champagne though… there is actually a building that has a gold top that resembles a Moet champagne bottle. And according to the professor who spoke during our architectural tour, that was in fact the inspiration for the building’s design. Photo at the bottom.
But the highlight was the giant bean AKA Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor. I was told you’d get there see the thing, then you’re ready to go. Not me… I was mesmerized! The ever-changing surface reflects the other gorgeous architecture and everyone around, it’s fascinating. It doesn’t make the best mirror though. A convex surface acts as a very fat circus mirror and let’s be honest… ain’t nobody got time for that! Unless of course you’re are a huge juice monkey and like that inhumanly large look… then go for it.
There was another awesome, huge head statue that was remarkable, the ‘Looking Into My Dreams, Awilda’ by Jaume Plensa which was shipped to Chicago from Spain takes your breath away. The serene look on her face lets you reflect on your life or maybe just your day with a much calmer outlook. Maybe that’s why Chicago is so relaxed?
What I’m Wearing
Photos by Matthew St. James