Have you ever spent time in a new place, wandering aimlessly from your hotel with a vague destination in mind only to come across something extraordinary that you wouldn’t have expected?
My husband, Marty and I spent a weekend last fall in Chicago – I attended Vogue Knitting Live which was amazing in itself, and he arranged a business trip to keep me company. Saturday afternoon, after my knitting classes were over, we set out from our hotel in search of lunch and to see some of the sites along the way.
Our first discovery was The Cloud Gate, AKA “The Bean” in Millennium Park. As you approach this enormous sculpture, you notice the brilliant reflection of the sky, the city and the people walking around it. As you get closer, the images multiply and absorb your like no other…
We continued walking – we do a lot of walking when we are exploring a new place – to the Navy Pier for lunch. We followed a young couple who looked like they knew where they were going… after a couple of backtracks, twists and turns, we reached the pier and learned just how windy the windy city could be!
The day was beautiful but very brisk. We walked along the pier with the wind in our faces, shivering but in awe of the beautiful blue sky and interesting scenery.
Stopping for lunch on the pier, we spoke with our waitress about the area, the people and the pier. She mentioned a Stained Glass Museum which immediately peaked my interest… Stained Glass museum on the Navy Pier? Ok…?
After lunch we decided to walk down the indoor walkway to stay a little warmer. We left the restaurant, turned right and…
Holy copper foil Batman!
Modern… Abstract… Religious Iconology… Tiffany! Beautiful.
The Stained Glass Museum is a free exhibit which lines the interior hallway of the Navy Pier. It is organized by genre and artist… and magnificent! Enjoy!
and of course, because we are in Chicago… Michael Jordan!