A few weeks ago Mr. E’ville and I visited our daughter who is working in Chicago this summer. In only three days we managed to cram in as much as possible and once sitting in O’hare for our return trip, we both felt satiated. We ate wonderful food, we visited iconic spots and well known structures, we walked off all that we ate and drank, we experienced the ‘L’ and the bus systems, we even saw fireworks and it wasn’t a holiday. Chicago, you’re an incredible city and I understand why my daughter doesn’t want her time to end in your magical town. I was sad when my short jaunt came to an end. Throughout our frenzied adventure I collected a few photos and I thank my people for letting me lag behind while not leaving me behind.
These doors are THE doors I had my sites on when traveling to Chicago. I’d read about them not too long ago and knew I wanted to ‘spy them with my little eyes’ if ever I found myself in the windy city. These bronze art nouveau doors originally were the entrance to an 1880’s jewelry store on State Street, The House of Peacock, but today are displayed at the entrance to the Palmer House Hilton Hotel on Monroe Street. They were created by american artist Louis Tiffany.
As we explored the city, the bronze theme continued. It complemented the limestone and other materials within the architecture and surrounds.
This concludes my bronzy Chicago door tour-I hope to return for more exploration of this unique city resting on green-blue waters similar to what I saw in Croatia. I’m not kidding. This east coast girl was stunned to see such dazzling, natural waters flowing through the city as we have no colors like this here in Virginia.