Last night in ChicagoPosted: October 21, 2009 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Adventures in art, Autumn, food, Photography, travel, Walking | Tags: Chicago, Giordano's, pizza, Russian Tea Time 9 Comments
(152: Fountain in Millennium Park. Photo © 2009 by Robin)
It’s our last night in Chicago and I’m more than ready to go home. It’s been great fun but I am worn out.
I spent a good portion of today at the Art Institute of Chicago (and walking to and from as it is a little bit of a walk from where we’re staying).
(Front of the Art Institute of Chicago. Photo © 2009 by Robin)
I’d go into great detail about it all except I am completely knackered. Just a few notes and then I’m off to bed.
(American Gothic, on display at the Art Institute of Chicago.)
Dinner last night was great. Giordano’s never disappoints and the company was good, too. We had a stuffed cheese pizza with spinach. Yummy.
(Giordano’s on Rush Street on Tuesday night. Photo © 2009 by Robin)
Tonight M and I went to Russian Tea Time to cap off our trip to Chicago. It was also a late celebration of our anniversary, something we’ve put off for almost two months. We celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary. The food and service were fantastic. We ordered the vegetarian platter for two:
Begins with a tasting of potato dumplings, stuffed mushrooms, carrot salad, beet caviar, hummus, Tabouhlie and vinaigrette salads. Followed by an assortment of our finest vegetarian fare; stuffed eggplant, stuffed bell pepper, vegetable layered stew (Domlama), mung bean stew, Chickpea and onion stew, rice pilaf and kasha.
We also tried a vodka flight, since we were celebrating and all. 😀 And ended with bread pudding and tea for dessert.
We walked back, but it wasn’t enough to walk off all that food. I think I’m going to feel stuffed for weeks. I am looking forward to going on a diet when I get home.
And that’s it from Chicago. The next time you hear from me I will be back in the Bogs where we might just settle in for a while except for the occasional weekend trip to visit our granddaughters.
Some nice shots here, especially the brick face.
Thank you, Joe. 🙂
Oh how I love the Art Institute! It’s where my appreciation for art was reborn. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your postings from Chicago. Love that entire city really. I’m glad you had some time to get away and be a tourist. I think it was much needed.
Thank you, Christina.
And you’re right. It was much needed and did me a lot of good. 🙂
wow, that veggie platter thing sounds amazing!
I knew you’d like that, Kel. 🙂
Wonderful collection of images..and a great way to see Chicago thru your camera’s lens!!!
Thank you, Marcie. It was fun. 🙂
I’m glad you finally got to celebrate. Thirty-three years is quite an accomplishment. It looks like it was a fun anniversary!