"My kind of town. Chicago is." ~Frank Sinatra
New York may currently have my heart, but Chicago is making a play for it. I had an amazing invitation to visit a dear friend and his partner, to hang out and to see Idina Menzel on her 2015 world tour. How could I turn town an opportunity to visit a city I had only visited in my youth and naiveté.
This time around I was older, wiser, and able to drink! Thanks in part to the generosity and hospitality of my friend, I had a spectacular time. Here are some of the highlights.
I'm a sucker for details, and this terra cotta fence did not disappoint.
I found Chicago's architecture more compelling and unique than what's in NYC. I may have to go back to both a few times to determine who the winner is.
I love water and boats. The Chicago Water Taxi did not disappoint.
This is one of my favorite shots from the city. Even if Trump's name is visible. Maybe I should Photoshop it out…
While not the best of the concert shots I took Idina's cover of Radiohead's "Creep" was touching, and IMHO, the highlight of the show.
NYC still has some of the best street art in the states, however, you can find some cool art in Chicago if you keep your eyes open.
I even made it to the beach.
To see pics from my entire trip, check out my Flickr album 2015 August Chicago.