Archival Photo Books: A Century Of Progress

I recently received a copy of A Century of Progress: A Photographic Tour of the 1933-34 Chicago World Fair.┬áThe book is a collection of archival photographs from the┬áChicago Tribune collections documenting the world's fair held in Chicago from 1933-1934 to celebrate the city's anniversary. The fair was marketed as the Century of Progress Exposition and … Continue reading Archival Photo Books: A Century Of Progress

Walking Tours and Public Art in Chicago

Four Seasons, Chagall.I recently spent a few days in Chicago, Illinois.  This is the seventh post in a series about the museums, architecture, public gardens, and art I visited while there.  The first post can be viewed here.While researching things to do in Chicago I came across the itinerary for a self guided walking tour … Continue reading Walking Tours and Public Art in Chicago

Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows

I recently spent a few days in Chicago, Illinois.  This is the sixth post in a series about the museums, architecture, public gardens, and art I visited while there.  The first post can be viewed here.Photo credit: Paul Huber While exploring the waterfront on our first day in Chicago we ended up at Navy Pier.  … Continue reading Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows

Lurie Garden Walking Tour

I recently spent a few days in Chicago, Illinois.  This is the third post in a series about the museums, architecture, public gardens, and art I visited while there.  The first post can be viewed here.The less formal gardens in Millennium Park are complemented by the Lurie Garden.  The five acre garden that makes up … Continue reading Lurie Garden Walking Tour

Parks, Public Art, and Community Gardens

I recently spent a few days in Chicago, Illinois.  This is the second post in a series about the museums, architecture, public gardens, and art I visited while there.  The first post can be viewed here.One of my favourite mornings in Chicago was spent wondering around Millennium Park and the numerous public gardens in the … Continue reading Parks, Public Art, and Community Gardens

Chicago Architecture From the River

I recently spent a few days in Chicago, Illinois.  This is the first in a series of posts about the museums, architecture, public gardens, and art I visited while there. During my fist full day in Chicago I spent part of the afternoon enjoying the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise.  The 90 minute boat tour featured … Continue reading Chicago Architecture From the River