Bean and Buckingham
I’ve been a Chicago Suburbanite my whole life. Except for the 4 years I spent the school months in Decatur, IL I have never lived anywhere else. Seeing the skyline always gives me a warm feeling and I can hardly keep my eyes off it once it catches my eye in the distance.
Every time I go into the Loop I act like a tourist. This probably isn’t the “cool” thing to do, but there are so many interesting things to see. This summer for the first time I got the chance to take a close-up look at the sculpture we lovingly call “The Bean.” Of course I was without my nice camera so my iPhone 4 was going to have to do. I’m actually pretty impressed with the picture I took and enjoyed giving it a hand drawn look to it using Picnik.com. I really like the way the girl in the bottom right corner looks in this shot, I wish I knew who that was so I could send her my picture!
I’ve been close to Buckingham Fountain many times, but this is probably the first time I’ve taken a picture of it that I thought looked really great.