I have to confess that before the trip I had never thought of visiting Chicago. I knew about her reputation: Al Capone (thanks to this movie and a bit of history at college), Sinatra and Wrigley Field thanks to a bunch of short-stories. But thanks to Flor and Ivi I found out that it’s also home of the world’s most notable architecture.
Walking down lovely, tree-lined streets, what we found most impressive was being able to see an 18th century home across the street from a 1920s home, and then a few blocks away find a modernist apartment. There were even two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes on the tour (one is a shared credit with Louis Sullivan).
The following morning, we set off to explore south of the Marriott, heading down Michigan Avenue and over to Millennium park. I really enjoyed seeing Kapoor’s Cloud Gate (“the bean”), where the convex and concave surfaces made for beautiful and interesting reflections. Nearby, a band was warming up in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, which was designed by Frank Gehry. Ever since seeing the completion of his Disney concert hall in L.A., I think both Ashley and I feel a (unjustified) personal connection to anything Gehry, which I am sure added to our appreciation of the venue. It seemed like an excellent place to listen to the summer concerts. Wandering on, we again found ourselves at the lake. After a brief stroll, and funnel cake for me, we caught a cab to the neighborhood of Wicker Park.
Wicker Park, the actual park, was where we started our tour—also printed out from Frommer’s. We had gone to the neighborhood in large part because we thought it would have interesting stores and cultures, but before we knew it, we were back on another architectural tour. Fortunately, Ashley and I really enjoyed the tour, but we took a brief break to check out some of the streets we had glimpsed, where boutiques and restaurants were concentrated—and had a lite lunch outside at a Thai restaurant.
Reading littlebrownpen's blog, I found a post with pics of coffees. Yes. There's a website with pics of beautifully decorated cups of coffee. Luv it instantly. Here's a couple of yummy, creamy, foamy coffee *drools*
This wasn’t decorated but it looked amazing! I can almost smell it…
In 4 days I’m traveling to the States (yay!!) so all my posts until Friday will be about New York, Chicago, and Boston.
I’ve been doing some blog research and found this one by Ashley and Aron Bruhn about their lives New York.
The heat wave is there to stay so we have to find ways to fight it. Below you’ll find a suggestion:
Last week, we were about to cross the Williamsburg bridge when we spotted a man selling shaved ice (fortification for the humid hike). He was using the same sort of shaving tool—and offered many of the same toppings—that we found inCosta Rica. Inspired by the heat—and in the name of comparison research—Aron bought us a small cup to share. It cost us a dollar for the freshly shaved coconut-flavored ice.
Estamos viviendo un tiempo muy especial. En pocos días, se debatirá en el Senado por una ley que cuenta ya con media sanción de Diputados. Esta se propone igualar los derechos de las personas de la comunidad LGTB a las heterosexuales, otorgándoles…
I had a nightmare I lived in a little town Where little dreams were broken And words were seldom spoken I tried to reach you But all the lines were down And so the rain began to fall On this little town On this little town
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Hace tiempo, cuando miraba mucha tele, uno de mis canales favoritos (no lo tengo más, sniff!) era Film&Arts. No sólo porque podía ver Inside the Actors Studio sino también para ver las biografías de las celebrities hollywoodenses. Audrey Hepburn, Sinatra, Liza Minelli, entre otras. Una de las que más me llamó la atención fue la de Elizabeth Taylor. Esta mujer sí que las vivió todas. Excelente actriz, alcohólica, rompe hogares (se enamoró de Eddie Fisher, el marido de Debbie Reynolds, su amiga; el matrimonio se disolvió, ellos 2 se casaron y después de unos años lo dejó por Richard Burton), 8 matrimonios (2 con Richard Burton), y la lista sigue y sigue! Después de mirar ese programa una y otra vez (lo repetían constantemente) me quedó grabadísimo el matrimonio con Burton. Él era muuuuy buenmozo (palabras de mi vieja) y ella una diosa total. Se conocieron filmando “Cleopatra”.
¿No les hace acordar a Clive Owen?
Gracias a Anita que me pasó un link de la revista Time sobre Audrey Hepburn, empecé a mironear y encontré un álbum sobre Lizzie Taylor y el señor Burton.
Cuando filmaron “Cleopatra” los dos estaban casados. “El amor es más fuerte" dicen por ahí…
Casamiento 9 días después de la separación con Eddie Fisher.
Sammy Davies Jr riéndose mal. Esta foto es lo más.
Alta fiesta se armó después, no? Ja!
Colección de joyas valuada en millones y millones…