Monday, August 22, 2011

Architectural Touring

Following our adventures with Superman and Mies van der Rohe, we ventured into Chicago, that great and wonderful nearby city with the over-priced parking and now, an outsized Marilyn Monroe.

(To make this picture work, I needed to use a ladder.
Also a crowd controller.)

Her lingerie appears to be fabric, but I didn't want to investigate too closely and be accused of being a creeper.

Marilyn was the last destination on our tour. We were there not to see France or underpants, but to take the Chicago Architectural Foundation's boat tour. Really. Here's what it looked like:

The Wrigley Building.
Reminds me of Metropolis, Clark Kent and spearmint gum.

The Chicago Tribune's billboard: "Now with broader shoulders."

Every once in awhile, it's good to bust out of the bubble that is Naperville, particularly on a glorious day filled with abundant sunshine.

Come and show me another city with lifted head singing
so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning.

Carl Sandburg's poem Chicago is almost 100 years old. And with the exception of the hog butcher part, I do believe it still rings true.


Char said...

The architectural boat tour is one of my favorite things to do in the city, particularly when they take you out on the lake to see the skyline. It's the best.

Sharon said...

I love the tour too, except that I get a terrible stiff neck looking up for all that time!

Betshy said...

Love the pictures!

Charlie said...

Great photos. Look like postcards.

Kathy and Freddy said...

You certainly have been hitting the sights this summer. Very nice!