With this being the last post of the 2014 year I wanted to recap my travels of the year. Honestly I had a great year for traveling despite loosing my job in April. I have a new job, but the pay and vacation time will be difficult to keep me … Continue reading
Chicago had been on my list of places to visit for a long time. The cost of getting there and it being a gigantic city deterred me for many years but I am glad I got over my fears and took the trip. Although getting lost every day was frustrating … Continue reading
In 1997 Millennium Park was developed, sprucing up a spot in Grant Park that needed a little TLC. This 24.5 acre park is beautifully landscaped while being sprinkled with art sculptures that encourage the playful child in you.
For my first solo trip I went to South Dakota back in 2012. While I was there I stopped in Hill City, specifically at the Museum at Black Hills Institute. I had mistakenly heard that Sue, the most complete T-Rex fossil ever found, was housed there. Although she was there … Continue reading
There is a friendly argument in Chicago; who has the better view. Is it the Hancock Tower or the Willis Tower? I went to both buildings while I was in Chicago. Although the Willis Tower is taller I happened to agree with the Hancock folks – the view is better.
This year was a milestone year for the Frank Lloyd Wright House Walk Tour in Oak Park Illinois. It was the 125th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the 40th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. I had always wanted to attend a FLW House … Continue reading
We have been having some weird weather this year. I came to realize this when I was in Chicago this May and it snowed. Snow in May – Seriously? So on the day that it snowed I had pre-booked a Chicago Architecture Foundation Cruise. As I boarded the boat I … Continue reading
Money, money, money Must be funny In the rich man’s world Money, money, money Always sunny In the rich man’s world Aha-ahaaa All the things I could do If I had a little money It’s a rich man’s world -Abba
In 1871 The Great Fire of Chicago ripped through the city leaving massive destruction in its path. As the city began to rebuild the architects pushed the envelope with new innovative structures. The Rookery Building was one of those structures. Daniel Burnham and John Root were commissioned in 1885 to … Continue reading
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it” – Ferris Bueller