When assembling images for our show, “Moments and Souls” I forgot to include this one. If we ever decide to publish a book I will have to include it. It is a perfect moment captured in front of the Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago’s Millennium Park. The sculpture is affectionately called The Bean by Second City residents.
This young lady placed a lot of trust in the crowd as she jumped from her boyfriend’s shoulders into their waiting arms.
My daughter asked me to find a suitable image for a site she is working on involving the city of Chicago. I sent her some images and once again was struck with the beauty of this building which is symbolic of the Second City.
When ground was broken for the Wrigley Building in 1920, there were no major office buildings north of the Chicago River. The Michigan Avenue Bridge was still under construction. Today this magnificent architectural structure is a symbol of the great city of Chicago and a National Landmark. It is a true art deco masterpiece and rivals the Empire State Building in New York as a symbol of that style.
This week I am posting images of patterns. The thing that I like about this one is that there are two vines fighting each other for real estate. The idea of vines on brick buildings looks better than it is in reality. Vines will eventually destroy the bricks and while they are working on the bricks they attract insects and birds which might not be appreciated by an apartment tenant. See other images and buy prints and apparel at my commercial gallery.
Well, tomorrow morning we are on the road again to America’s Second City. Chicago is called the second city not because it is second to New York like New Yorkers think but because it is the Second City that rose from the famous fire. Won’t be posting much until our return. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial gallery by clicking here.
On Thursday we will leave for Chicago to see my little girl and her posse. Nothing like a road trip , especially when you get to arrive in a great American city at the end. This image is of the famous Art Deco Wrigley building in the glass skyscrapers that line the Chicago River. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial gallery by clicking here.