Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sundays in my City - Chicago

Chicago is not my city either, just like New York isn't. But I visit Chicago often as well.

During one of those visits, we visited Millennium Park.

The Cloud Gate was my favorite there.

Its mirror-like surface reflects Chicago skyline, which makes it a perfect place to take pictures of you with the skyline in the background.

You can even walk under it to take a picture of your own reflection, since it is shaped like a bean.

And this is what you you see if you look up standing under it.

We did get a bit carried away with the camera, which is nothing new. Happens to me all the time. Dimples, though, does not share my obsession, I mean passion for taking pictures. She got bored.

Dimples: This is embarrassing.

Me: What is?

Did she just declare at 4 years of age that her Mom embarrasses her? I am not yet ready for that. The kid was going to get a lecture.

Dimples: Sitting in a baby stroller. For a long time!

Well, if she had not been running around and complaining about getting tired, I would not have strapped her in her baby sister's stroller, would I?

I told her she should not let things embarrass her so easily. But she did have a point.

So we took her to another attraction at the park, The Crown Fountain.

She had a great time getting drenched in the water flowing out of strange people's mouths. Everyone has a different definition of embarrassing, it seems.

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  1. Wow, I love both those installations. How cool. xx

  2. Wow that looks so amazing! thats just seriously cool!! Happy sunday:)

  3. Those pics are fantastic! I love the fountain. Oh, and Dimples cracked me up. I'm glad it was the stroller and not you she was embarrassed about.

  4. Great pictures, I love Chicago such a great city, with amazing food.

  5. I heart Chicago, I live in the suburbs and am still in awe everytime I visit the big city!

    Sassy Chica

    The hubby and I took the kiddies and out of town family to Millennium Park a few weeks ago; we also went camera nuts, taking multiple pics of the bean...and we live here!

    visiting from unknown mami:)

  6. AWE-SOME! What great pictures! Thanks for sharing Chicago!

  7. Oh my gosh! That is seriously the coolest thing ever! I visited Chicago once and I just loved it! I kept hoping to run into Oprah : )

  8. The sphere: awesome!
    Random people spitting at you: Really? Nothing else came to mind of the designers? Nothing cooler?
    Well, at least the kids love it, right?

  9. Those are fantastic photographs. That looks like so much fun!

  10. Do you ask perfect strangers to pose and squeeez together, sadly I do. It is all about the blog isn't it. The photos were great and how clever to have water coming out of a mouth. Cool and yet gross at the same time.

  11. Awesome pictures!

    Dropping in from SITS to say hi. Have a wonderful week!

  12. Gorgeous. I've always wanted to go to Chicago. The Cloud Gate is so nifty.