Tag Archives: Chicago

Wordless Wednesday: Chicago

View of Downtown Chicago from in front of Adler Planetarium. Continue reading

Posted in Out and About, Wordless Wednesday | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: Man Enters the Cosmos at the Adler Planetarium

Henry Moore’s sundial sculpture outside the Adler Planetarium, titled Man Enters the Cosmos, celebrates our nation’s space program. At the time the sculpture was created in 1980, NASA had already sent men to the moon and probes to Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Continue reading

Posted in Out and About | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Fourth of July!

Hope you spot something interesting while you’re out and about today. Related Links:  Giant deer, ‘Real Fake’ sculptures installed along Chicago Riverwalk (Curbed Chicago)  

Posted in public art | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Wordless Wednesday: The Ten-Year-Old tours Jurassic World at the Field Museum

Scenes from The Ten-Year-Old’s recent trip to Jurassic World at the Field Museum, Chicago. Continue reading

Posted in Out and About, Wordless Wednesday | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Wordless Wednesday: Spring!

Related Links:  More Wordless Wednesday on Caterpickles  

Posted in Wordless Wednesday | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Wordless Wednesday: View of MSI from Wooded Isle

Related Links:  More Wordless Wednesdays on Caterpickles Wooded Isle reopens to public (Hyde Park Herald)

Posted in Nature, Out and About, Wordless Wednesday | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: Cows in Museums

Moooonwalk, created by Craig Wartman and Robert Finzel Patron in 1999. Currently located in the space wing of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, thanks to a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. Howard Feinstein. Related Links:  Cows on … Continue reading

Posted in Wordless Wednesday | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: Cows in Malls

The Holy Cow! created in honor of American sportscaster Harry Caray, currently located near the elevators in Water Tower Place in downtown Chicago. Also, go Cubs! Related Links:  Cows on trucks (Caterpickles) Cows on skyscrapers (Caterpickles) Cows on condos (Caterpickles) Cows on cranes (Caterpickles)  

Posted in Wordless Wednesday | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

What’s The Nine-Year-Old reading this week? 

This summer, The Nine-Year-Old has been participating in Rahm’s Readers. It’s not her first summer reading program, by a long shot, but it’s a particularly enticing one. In exchange for reading for 500 minutes, going to one of Chicago’s museums*, … Continue reading

Posted in Out and About, Reading, Reviews: Books, What the 9YO is reading | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: Flame of the Millennium

Flame of the Millennium by Leonardo Nierman, glimpsed as we zipped by on I-90 (the Kennedy Expressway). Related Links:  More Wordless Wednesday on Caterpickles Much better photos here: Public Art in Chicago: Flame of the Millennium

Posted in Wordless Wednesday | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment