Spent another weekend in awesome Chicago with awesome adamselzer. The weather was still cooler than I would have liked (but much better than the 2º F foolishness that was going on the last time I was there), but I had a good time anyway. I got to eat Chicago-style hotdogs and duck fat fries at Hot Doug’s, I went on Ken’s Weird Chicago tour (I’d only been on Adam’s prior, and it was when it was brand new), got freaked the hell out in the Liar’s Club (I feel like I got freaked out in there the first time), ran into Hector from the Chicago Hauntings tour—first at Ft. Dearborn (in all fairness, Adam and I did stage that) and also at the site of the Eastland Disaster—and well, had a great time all weekend, really.
I got time to act like a total tourist and to take lots of pictures, so here goes:
Wall at Hot Doug’s
El train, library, and some other buildings I’m sure adamselzer knows the name of.
Smurfette & Something building. Who can guess which movie featured this building??
Millennium Park Bean – sideview
Millennium Park Bean
Reflection of the city in the Bean
Reflection of the city in the Bean #2
Reflection of Adam and me in the Bean
Wicked marquee. confusified, this is for you.
Ah yes, this it is.
House of Crosses
One of the stops on the Weird Chicago tour is the House of Crosses. The owner put up a cross to keep gangs away (The Gaylords), and it worked so well, he kept adding more and more. This is the coach house in the back.
People have built a shrine to what looks like an apparition of La Virgen de Guadalupe as a salt stain under one of the Chicago bridges.
There is a very strange thing about this painting. Can anyone guess what it is? (P.S. this sign always makes me crave Mexican food)
Adam blacked out for a bit and had this crazy notion that he was Spiderman.
Again, the blackout continues. This move actually IS called Spiderman.
Hope you enjoyed all those pictures!
Soon, I will post about today’s trip to Blendon Woods park with Aidan. ♥
‘Til next time.