I’ve mentioned before that at one point in my life, I wanted to be an architect.
So one of the events on my must-see lists was the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio tour.
I started my tour with a self-guided audio walking tour that led me though his neighborhood, highlighting many of the homes that he designed along with homes that his students and associates designed. The tour also highlighted this Unity Temple which he designed. Definitely a Frank Lloyd Wright design, but certainly not a typical church style.
After about an hour and a half walking through the neighborhood, I got back in time for the home and studio tour. Unfortunately, no photos allowed. He built, lived worked in this house from 1889 till 1909 when he moved to Europe, working there till 1911. This house was restored to how it looked in 1909.
Jimmy’s conference ended at 3 today, so we had time to explore Chicago together. YAY! It was bitter cold and windy. There’s no doubt in this California girl’s mind that Chicago being called “The Windy City” is appropriate. Bitter, bitter cold. We walked to the Chicago River, which was still green from the day before. The dye just dissipates after time as the water from Lake Michigan flows in to replace it.
We found ourselves at the fun reflective bean, so of course, I couldn’t resist another self-portrait .
We had dinner in the city. Fantastic soup and dessert, but note to self: seafood in Chicago, especially in the winter, can’t compare to seafood in California any time of the year.
We are homeward bound on Monday. We’ll be very happy to be home. I’m exhausted from all the walking and being cold. Jimmy’s exhausted from bending his brain, and we’re certain the kitty misses us.