…also known as the Windy City. I’m visiting Heidi this weekend and let me tell you, it is great to see her again! Today while she was at work I decided to acquaint myself with the city. I went to the Art Institute which, despite being a fabulous building, was disappointing overall. They are doing a lot of renovations at the moment and all the paintings I wanted to see – Van Gogh, Manet, Monet, Picasso – are on vacation.
I took a stroll down by the lake, down to a place called Navy Pier.
I got to see the site of the first Ferris wheel.
George Washington Ferris came up with it for the World Fair (Fayre?!) in 1893 to try and top the Eiffel Tower. Each capsule held sixty people and had a bar. Now that’s what I call a ferris wheel!
I took an architecture boat tour.
I took a pile of photos of buildings but I have no idea what any of them are now so… you’re just going to have to take my word for it that it was great. I really enjoyed how there has been a concerted effort to unify buildings from contrasting periods by keeping small motifs consistent.
Tomorrow, Heidi and I are looking after yarn business. Hopefully there will be some juicy spoils to share!