Monday, April 28, 2008

The Spearman

Congress Parkway and Michigan Avenue. Created in 1928 by Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestorvic. The Spearman and the Bowman guard the gateway to Grant Park.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Fountain of the Great Lakes

Bronze sculpture created 1907-1913 by Illinois native Lorado Taft. Art Institute of Chicago, McCormick Court, Michigan Avenue.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Nic's View

The statue of Nicolas Copernicus, founder of modern astronomy, installed in 1973 with a view of the city on Solidarity Drive. in front of the Adler Planetarium.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Miro's Chicago

Miro's Chicago by Joan Miro, originally called "The Sun, The Moon and One Star." Brunswick Plaza, 69 W. Washington Street. Unveiled 1981.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Miegs Field on Northerly Island

This month's theme day is 'water'. This is Merril C. Miegs Field Airport on Northerly Island as viewed from Burnham Harbor. Opened in 1948, the downtown single-strip airport closed on March 30, 2003 under highly controversial circumstances--you can read that story here. Also see other cities participating in the April 'water' theme day and enjoy.