More Chicago odds

Posted: February 23, 2022 in Uncategorized
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I like sculpture but find this one a bit odd, looking to me as if some sci-fi digging machine dropped a claw into downtown Chi Town. There’s a mini version of this in Naperville where we lived. Hopefully this one didn’t snatch up the man in the photo after I left!

I do love reflections, especially odd ones like this with lovely distortions of the original stately building. Chicago reflections ala Gaudi perhaps?

for Becky’s wonderful Square Challenge which this month is SquareOdds

  1. restlessjo says:

    I think I’d give that first one a wide berth, Janet!

  2. peggy says:

    I think that man might have been eaten. Ha The reflections in the second picture are gorgeous.

    • πŸ™‚ I do enjoy finding reflections and when there are lots of tall buildings, there usually are quite a few good ones. Even though the Art Institute isn’t a skyscraper, they came through with a winner.

  3. Throw some tarps over that handsome red sculpture and you’d have housing for several. πŸ™‚

  4. Love the reflections. The red monster is something else.🀣🀣

  5. I like that sculpture too … and good eyes to catch that great reflection!

    • I do love a good reflection, Frank, and even though this isn’t a skyscraper, the reflection is really good. Maybe that’s because it’s the Art Institute. πŸ™‚ They even have arty reflections.

  6. CurlsnSkirls says:

    I really love this bright piece and was always delighted to see it when I needed a walk up that way. They removed it for a bit, whilst doing maintenance in the plaza, and it always seemed empty without it. Thanks for all your reminders of a wonderful almost-decade spent in that part of the country!

  7. Such a striking sculpture! Yes, let’s hope it didn’t scoop up the man. I, too, love reflections.

    • Sculptures like this always make me think perhaps the piece was left over from construction. πŸ™‚ It’s nice and bright and having it there makes sure not every inch of the city is covered with buildings to there is that. πŸ™‚


  8. A very strange sculpture!

  9. It could be an alien from Storm Troppers! I like those reflections as well.

  10. Margaret says:

    Although an unusual shape, I love that burst of color! Very vibrant. My younger daughter just moved home from Chicago (bad relationship); she was only there for a couple months but enjoyed the city. I’ve always wanted to visit but now don’t have an excuse.

  11. Resa says:

    LOL! That first sculpture looks like some in Toronto.

    I suppose there are some parallels betwene the 2 cities.

    • We always had a good time in Toronto…except for the time we went with our younger daughter, stayed in a nice, new hotel…and found out that she was allergic to the new carpet or whatever they’d treated it with. Short and not very sweet visit that time.

  12. Dan Antion says:

    I remember that sculpture from my whirlwind one-day visit to Chicago a few years ago.

  13. They say Austin is quirky, but I think Chicago might have us beat. I love their artistry and sense of humor! Beautifully captured here, of course.

  14. The Misadventures of Widowhood says:

    Ally Bean sent me over to check out your blog and imagine my surprise to see an Alexander Calder sculpture similar to the one in our town. Did you know that color holds a patent? It’s called Calder Red.

    • I didn’t know that. In fact I didn’t know anything about the sculpture but just looked it up. Thanks for the information. Where do you live and what’s the sculpture there?

      Thanks for the visit and comment.


  15. de Wets Wild says:

    Looks like Chicago has interesting features around every corner!

  16. BeckyB says:

    That first one reminds me of the day of the Triffids!!

  17. I like Chicago, too, as far as cities go. And I love your skewed reflection! 🌞

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