Not sure what the exact name is, some call it the "Bean".
This is where they have outdoor concerts, mostly free. Also a different view of that strange foot bridge from #6 blog
Michigan Ave. looking south.
View of the planitarium.
These are water fountains when they are turned on. Water will shoot out from where the mouth is. Kids play area
This building was across the street from the living room window. On nice days the residents come out and sun themselves on the roof. I love the artwork!
We were not sure what building this is. It is almost where the "Hard Rock Hotel" is located. Too bad from the street no one can see its beauty.
Ok, in the words of Porky Pig "Thats all folks"! I hope all my friends enjoyed seeing Chicago. This was my first trip and I went a little overboard with pictures. I was very excited to share these with everyone!
mini train layout of the city of Chicago. Sorry a bit blurry
Jeff playing engineer Bill
Jeff in front of the Zepher
2nd class toilet on the Zepher
This is "Zeph" the mule, whom the train was name for or vice a versa?
prisms in the Einstein area.
weight dropping experiment.
Next blog will be night shots from the 38th floor. This ended out trip to the Museum of Science and Industry, which we only saw about 1/10 of. You could spend a week there and maybe see everthing. I hope to return one day.
Toy area in the museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.
That is me trying to take a picture of myself, this in the circus area of the toy area.
Picture showing the capture of German U-boat 505 during WWII
This is above the steps leading to the U-Boat tour area
Staged area showing what it looks like from the inside of a U-Boat
Shot of U-Boat 505 inside its quarters in the museum
Another shot of the U-Boat, Jeff wanted me in picture to show size. I was getting worn out.
The above shots were taken while waiting for my husband to tour the inside of the U-boat. Not recommended for those who do not like small spaces.
Local school children getting a chance to see what it was like to steer a U-Boat.
Cut away example of what the galley looked like inside the UBoat. A nice docent took the shot for me and gave me a yummy recipe for muffins. Chicago is full of nice helpful people.
So that ends the first couple of hours at the museum of Science & Industry, Chicago on Thursday 5/26/11. We stayed for most of the day. It was very cold, rainy and we took the Metra down to see it. We still had to walk about 1 1/2 blocks and we were both very glad to be indoors. It was 43 degrees plus wind chill factor off of the lake. Did not have gloves, so kept my hands inside my sweatshirt pockets. We were so glad that the Metra stations have heated waiting areas up off the tracks.