Tuesday, April 07, 2009

A Great Walk


As I said this morning, in previous post, Stagg and I decided to walk downtown. Google maps said 2 hours and 9 minutes. We did it in 2 hours and 15 minutes...but we stopped twice. Stagg is now taking a well deserved wolf nap.





We saw two new pieces of public art downtown today and this was one of them. The original painting titled American Gothic is part of the Art Institutes collection. I don't know about this I must say. I guess it is good for tourists and might get a few folks into the art galleries.

The view from our lawyers office right over Millenium Park and an awesome view of the lake. We have a weird coincidence...the lawyer I found, who I liked his attitude and voice...used to be one of Stagg's mums students!

We finished up with the lawyer just before noon so we took our lunches that we packed into the Cultural Centre. Just in time for a jazz band in downstairs main lobby and a piano playing upstairs.


9 comments:

Janet said...

I love that you guys are walking...and seeing! That American Gothic is a favorite of mine :-)

Gardenia said...

I swear everyday with you IS an adventure. What a beautiful walk, the pictures are really nice - and it was nice learning about Stagg's "mum" - - -

It must be warming up a bit up there, eh?

It's warm here one day, cold the next, etc., etc....

Going to paint now - - -

mister anchovy said...

I enjoy the walk pictures...as you know, we like walking in the city too!

Candy Minx said...

Janet, the first time I was in the Art Institute here in Chicago...I had no idea the "American Gothic" was housed here...and I had never seen it in person. It was a really cool experience. You should come and visit...and see it in person! Some good Edward Hoppers too.

Gardenia, yep, I guess we do like our adventures around here. We are usually up to something crazy around here. Hey...I just posted a couple of comments in the post below because you mentioned "andropause" etc....did you know that U.S. women experience a very different "menopause" than women in other countries? The women in my family didn't even notice menopause...I posted some quotes in previous post...

Candy Minx said...

Mr.Anchovy...Stagg is medium about the walking...he doesn't like how fast I walk. I've been a crazywalker all my life! Love it! I think it's fantastic you guys are walking!

Candy Minx said...

I think the issue with U.S. women having a different attitude and experience towards menopause is because it's about THE MONEY!

"Menopause has become the new arena of medical intervention, even women's infertile years are subject to regular medical surveillance and intervention. One of the last natural processes has become medicalised leaving women in a weakened position regarding "what is normal and what is not" because "the doctor knows best".

Here is a more radical article online Gardenia...

http://www.ldb.org/menopaus.htm

* (asterisk) said...

I love the American Gothic "statue": very cool!

tweetey30 said...

Hey was that the Sears Tower in one of those photo's?? Jeff has told me he was there once. Visiting his aunt that used to work for the Brookfield Zoo.

L.M. said...

Chicago has to be my favourite American city.