Setting My Sights

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While enjoying another artist’s work, I couldn’t help but notice the alignment of the two structures.

Staying Focused

While wandering around on Artist Point in Grand Marais I came upon a pile of rocks that had, at one time, been an inukshuk.  Whether natural or human, it was now just a loose grouping of interestingly shaped rocks that were begging to be worked with.  I was happy to oblige.

 

Maggie Daley Park

Today’s adventure:
Maggie Daley Park
337 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

After a fantastic Saturday afternoon at the library, we returned to downtown Chicago on Sunday to visit Maggie Daley Park.  For more information about the park, visit here.  The last time I wandered around downtown Chicago, I did not know about this park and probably wouldn’t have stopped there anyway, as I had no children with me.  But, with grandchildren in tow, off we went again via the Metra to downtown and then the long walk to the park.  Our route took us past the Millennium Gate, also known as the “big bean”, a sculpture that always draws a big crowd.  Once past the gate, we took the BP Bridge over the traffic to the play park.  For those who have not been to Chicago, the parks along the lake are all worth a visit. There are wonderful scenic views of Lake Michigan, the Chicago skyline and sculptured architecture everywhere. Bring your camera!
Upon arriving at the park, the kids went crazy, this is one of the most amazing play parks I have ever seen.  There are soft rubber trails, areas that are age specific and wonderfully creative play spaces.  There’s everything from slides to an enchanted forest.  There are water features, towers, boats, bridges and picnic tables.  All this is sandwiched between views of the lake and downtown.  Pick a nice day, bundle up the kids or grandkids, and go experience this wonderful play area in downtown Chicago.

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Today I took a break from all the running around and doing paperwork that is part of caring for an ailing parent and headed out to spend time with my camera.  It was a form of much needed therapy.  One of my stops was the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden near downtown and by the Walker Art Museum.  I took a bit of time to wander around Loring Park before crossing the pedestrian overpass to the garden, site of the famous cherry and spoon sculpture.  As I wandered, I passed under a large steel construct and discovered the red steel against the blue sky.

Red & Blue

Red & Blue