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Chicago - Day 5
27 March 2016
We took the Red Line up to Wrigley Field even though we couldn't take a tour of the ballpark due to construction. I figured we'd at least be able to say we were there and see the historic marquee. Well, the marque was taken down for restoration, but we can still say we were there. We then headed to the Chicago Cultural Center. This beautiful building used to be the Chicago Public Library. After that we took a long walk to the Museum Campus to visit the Adler Planetarium. Of special interest was the great exhibit about Jim Lovell. It was a little hard to find a place to eat since it was a Sunday night (and actually Easter also) but we found the very cool Miller's Pub for a late dinner in a historic setting. On the way back, we were sort of chased by a homeless guy panhandling who was promptly berated by another homeless guy who was upset that he was "ruining it for all of us." You have to love a group who police their own!

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DAY 4 | CHICAGO INDEX | DAY 6
5-001 Wrigley Field 5-002 Wrigley Field 5-003 Workers on Jumbotron
Wrigley Field is under construction, but it's still fun to see a piece of baseball history.
Wrigley Field is under construction, but it's still fun to see a piece of baseball history.
Wrigley Field is under construction, but it's still fun to see a piece of baseball history.
5-004 Wrigley Field 5-005 Wrigley Rooftops 5-007 Wrigley Field
Wrigley Field is under construction, but it's still fun to see a piece of baseball history.
Wrigley Rooftops across from Wrigley Field. Must be fun to watch games from up there!
Wrigley Field is under construction, but it's still fun to see a piece of baseball history.
5-008 Cubby Bear Sign 5-009 Cubby Bear 5-010 Wrigley Field Marquee Sign
The Cubby Bear has been across from Wrigley Field for over 60 years.
The Cubby Bear has been across from Wrigley Field for over 60 years.
Oh no! The famous Wrigley Field Marquee is down for renovation!!!
5-011 Wrigley Rooftops 5-012 View from L Station 5-013 Addison L Station Sign
Wrigley Rooftops across from Wrigley Field. Must be fun to watch games from up there!
Looking out to Wrigley Field from the Addison L station
Getting back on the Red Line at the Addison L station
5-014 Art Installation 5-015 Cultural Center Interior 5-016 Victor Hugo Quote
These installations of lights adorn the sidewalks around the Loop
The Chicago Cultural Center was originally the Chicago Public Library. The mosaic tile covered interior is gorgeous.
A Victor Hugo quote in the Chicago Cultural Center which was originally the Chicago Public Library.
5-017 Ben Franklin Inscriptions 5-019 Tiffany Dome 5-020 Clock
A Philly boy! Ben Franklin is quoted in mosaic tile in the Chicago Cultural Center which was originally the Chicago Public Library.
Tiffany Glass Dome in the Chicago Cultural Center which was originally the Chicago Public Library.
The Chicago Cultural Center was originally the Chicago Public Library. The mosaic tile covered interior is gorgeous.
5-022 Tiffany Dome 5-023 Tiffany Dome 5-024 Chicago Public Library Logo
Tiffany Glass Dome in the Chicago Cultural Center which was originally the Chicago Public Library.
Tiffany Glass Dome in the Chicago Cultural Center which was originally the Chicago Public Library.
The Chicago Cultural Center was originally the Chicago Public Library. The mosaic tile covered interior is gorgeous.
5-026 Ceiling & Lamp 5-027 Tiffany Dome 5-028 Hallway
More ornate decor in the Chicago Cultural Center which was originally the Chicago Public Library.
Tiffany Glass Dome in the Chicago Cultural Center which was originally the Chicago Public Library.
Some halls in the Chicago Cultural Center are decidedly more modern than others
5-029 Courtyard 5-031 Panorama 5-032 Staircase
Looking out into the courtyard at the Chicago Cultural Center
A panorama of the Chicago Cultural Center which was originally the Chicago Public Library.
The staircases are quite grand in the Chicago Cultural Center which was originally the Chicago Public Library.
5-034 Tiffany Dome Cover 5-036 Cultural Center Stairs 5-037 Wall Sconce
The Tiffany glass dome is protected from the elements by its own glass dome
The staircases are quite grand in the Chicago Cultural Center which was originally the Chicago Public Library.
In a building as beautiful as the Chicago Cultural Center, you need appropriate light fixtures as well
5-038 Cultural Center Sign 5-039 Cultural Center Entrance 5-040 Washington Street & L Train
The Chicago Cultural Center
The Chicago Cultural Center was originally the Chicago Public Library.
The L trains give Chicago a unique look and feel
5-041 Bike Labe 5-042 Crosswalk 5-043 Giordano's
That is one fancy bike lane
I'm pretty sure no other cities have crosswalks like Chicago. Although the risk part is just implied in Philadelphia.
Giordano's Chicago deep dish pizza is enough to make me want to move to Chicago
5-044 Quincy L Station 5-045 Soldier Field 5-048 Museum Campus Tunnel
The Quincy L station is a beautiful old station built in 1897 and quite well preserved
Soldier Field, home of Da Bears
Headed into the museum campus
5-049 Rock in Tree & Field Museum 5-051 Shedd Aquarium 5-052 Man & Fish Statue
Just a huge rock sitting in a tree in front of the Field Museum
We didn't get time to go into the Shedd Aquarium. Maybe next time.
Man and Fish is a statue appropriately placed outside the Shedd Aquarium.
5-053 Frog Statue 5-054 Skyline 5-058 Skyline
I think a giant frog may have escaped from the Shedd Aquarium
The museum campus has a great view of the Chicago skyline.
The museum campus has a great view of the Chicago skyline.
5-060 Navy Pier 5-061 Odyssey 2 Yacht 5-062 Mars Rover
Looking across to Navy Pier from the museum campus
The Odyssey 2 yacht passing by the museum campus
Model of the Mars Rover at Adler Planetarium
5-063 Shuttle Drawing 5-064 Apollo 13 Display 5-065 Apollo 13 Sight, Controller & Plaque
An early drawing of the space shuttle
Houston, we've had a problem.
This sight and controler were used on Apollo 13. The plaque was to be left on the moon, had they reached it.
5-066 Apollo 13 Gloves & Helmet 5-067 Gemini 12 Capsule 5-068 Gemini 12 Capsule
These gloves and helmet would have been used by James Lovell had Apollo 13 reached the moon.
Hard to believe James Lovell and Buzz Aldrin both rode in the tiny Gemini 12 capsule for so long
Hard to believe James Lovell and Buzz Aldrin both rode in the tiny Gemini 12 capsule for so long
5-070 Jim Lovell Rocket Society Letter 5-071 Jim Lovell NASA Mercury Letter 5-072 Zodiac Animals
Letter from the American Rocket Society to James Lovell offering little advice on how to become an astronaut
Letter to James Lovell from NASA rejecting him for Project Mercury
Creepy zodiac animal heads on poles outside Adler Planetarium.
5-074 Chicago Theatre Sign 5-075 Miller's Pub Sign 5-076 Seafood Combo
We finally got back to our room early enough to get a shot of the Chicago Theatre sign before it was turned off for the night! Then we went out again.
It was tough to find a place open late on Sunday (and Easter) for dinner but we lucked out with the amazing and historic Miller's Pub.
A great historic atmosphere and a delicious seafood combination platter. Miller's Pub has it all!

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