Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I went to Chicago. I hadn't been there since grad school. Actually, I did return after that. When
got married. But that was many years ago.
It was bigger than I remembered, and I still admired the grand scale of it all. It was cold, and snowed. I saw the L train and the Art Institute and the skyscrapers.
I hadn't been there since Millennium Park was built, so this was my first time seeing the Frank Gehry-designed pavilion,
, pictured here, and Crown Fountain.
I liked the bean the best. A giant glob of frozen mercury. A floating reflection of Narcissus's pool. A woman's pelvis, tilted.