Wednesday, July 28, 2010


On Sunday night, U and I headed to Millennium Park, which was hosting a concert tribute to Frédéric Chopin.

The Frank Geary-designed bandshell is awesome.

The lawn was full of picnicking people. They know that Millennium Park is by far the best place to see a concert these days. (And not just because it's free).

Plus there are all the other attractions - such as The Bean by Anish Kapoor.

There's something very reassuring about seeing everyone interact with it.

No one is immune.

We also visited the video-installation fountain, which the kids love.

And saw the little stream that runs through the park and leads to the new modern wing of the Art Institute.

We did not walk (or urinate) on the BP Bridge.

We did, however, see the Guru Purnima full moon.

And the lit-up the bandshell.

As Catesey likes to say, "There's nothing [else] like it in New York."

It really is one of the best things about the Windy City.


  1. This is Too Funny about the BP Bridge!!! I had not been aware of this 'trend.'

    Ralph from DeKalb

  2. indeed. and if you keep walking south, the magnificent buckingham fountain which still takes my breath away. i love being there on a windy day when the water blows on top of screaming kids & their parents-it's so much fun to watch cause it's unpredictable. because of millenium, the rest of grant park stretching to roosevelt is deserted, which can be nice if you like to meditate out there. i LOVE chicago.

  3. Wow! Very cool. I've never been out there.

  4. Yes, it's so good!

    Agreed about the bean/ Cloud Gate: no one is immune.