Friday, January 1, 2010

Chicago photos, 11/15 and 11/16

Inside the giant bean, Millennium Park.

Patrick and Brandon approach the bean.

The bean in all its polished glory.

Grant Wood's American Gothic.

Edward Hopper's Nighthawks.

Brandon studies Gustave Caillebotte's Paris Street, Rainy Day.

Georges Seurat's Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.

The Art Institute of Chicago

The beginning of Route 66, opposite the Art Institute.

Patrick does pushups from 1,300 feet up in the Sears Tower's overhang.

The Sears Tower's overhang.

View of Chicago, the John Hancock Tower, and Lake Michigan, from the Sears Tower.

Looking down at a really tall building, from an even greater building - the Sears Tower.

Or, as I like to think of it, 305 Dustins tall.

No introduction needed, except to say it's now called the "Willis Tower." (boooo)

Reuniting with Jackie, an old friend.

Statue outside the Chicago Blackhawks' arena.

Jeremy Roenick watches the game with former teammate Chris Chelios.

Yours truly with Brandon and "Chicago Shark" Jordan.

Dan Rusanowsky talks with Eddie Olczyk, just above our seats.
Sharks radio broadcasters Jamie Baker and Dan Rusanowsky during the game.

Jeremy Roenick and family - because it's Jeremy Roenick Heritage Night.

The United Center - it's BIG.

Awfully nice of Chicago to welcome me...

Welcome to the Madhouse...

Looking forward to the game...

Michael Jordan and other Chicago Bulls have had their numbers retired.

It's Jeremy Roenick Heritage Night!

The United Center, home of the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Tribune Tower? On the Magnificent Mile.

The Magnificent Mile

Darn good pizza - Pizzeria Uno

Patrick inside Pizzeria Uno

Pizzeria Uno, probably the most famous deep dish pizzeria in the Windy City.

Plush digs at the Palmer House Hilton, in Chicago's "Loop."