At Oak Park ... Frank Lloyd Wright's first public piece - the Unity Temple, whose motto is "Worship of God, Service of Man". Built in 1905, it has cubist features, uses poured reinforced concrete and has an overhanging roof. Wright's principle is that the space within the building is the reality of that building. Main features are the subtle manipulation of proportion, layering of visual surfaces and repetition of decorative elements. There are also other historic homes in Oak Park including some designed by Wright.
Some of the stained glasses in the museum at Navy Pier, including one of King Solomon and a holographic plexiglass exhibit.
Around Navy Pier and Millennium Park.
Some of the interesting exhibits at the Art Institute:
The new Swaminarayana temple and the Bahai temple at Wilmette.
Lighting the Christmas tree at Daley Plaza - Nov 28, 2003. The miracle of Christmas together with the miracle of making it through the snowstorm.
Around the same Christmas tree on Dec 25, 2004.
Raking leaves and then setting fire to them at Alan's place
on Thanksgiving day.
Chinatown and dim-sum. When in Chinatown, do as homesick Chinese in Illinois do - eat dim-sum till you drop at the Phoenix restaurant.
Chicago from the air
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