Chicago, Part 2
Happy New Year!
Chicago was such a wealth of architectural beauty. I really wanted to take you to the Chicago Cultural Center so I have decided to stay in Chicago for one more week. It is cold so let’s pass through the doors and go inside.
This building is a landmark feature of Chicago and is now used as a fabulous community center. It was originally completed in 1897 and was Chicago’s first central public library.
It was a welcome break from the bitter cold. Inside it is warm and beautiful. I had a lovely relaxing cup of tea and a cake at the coffee shop and then wandered from room to room through beautiful doors and admired the architectural features of this stunning majestic old lady of Chicago.
I loved how the big doors opened up and lead to a visual feast of decor and architectural features Two massive stain glass domes are major attractions at the Cultural Center.
The Tiffany Dome is the largest dome in the world. It was restored to it former glory and re-opened to the public in 2008.
The Healy Millet Dome to me was as equally as stunning. It doesn’t seem to get the same recognition as the Tiffany dome but I think it should!
Hope you enjoyed looking through these doors with me. I hope the New year brings lots of new opportunities and open doors for you.
In response to Norm 2.0‘s Thursday Doors
Yoroshiku Onegai shimasu
A wonderful choice! Happy New Year to you 🙂
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Leanne, when I first started reading this, I thought for one brief moment before sanity returned, that you were in Chicago. I was going to shoot of an email that we should meet, but then my brain clicked in and I realized you’re a hemisphere away, enjoying family time. 🙂
Love the doors. Although we live in the Chicago metropolitan area, I rarely go into the city. But I’ve passed the Cultural Center and I see now that I’m going to have to go in and take a closer look!
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Janet, Chicago is a place I would love to get back too! I was there in the winter. I imagine it would be a great place to explore in summer. Looking forward to meeting up one day! The cultural is well worth a visit! Happy New Year!