Thursday, October 7, 2010

Romeo and Juliet on the Lake

Wednesday marked the opening of Chicago's Shakespeare Theater with a performance of "Romeo and Juliet".    I thought I'd snap away on the way.  This time, I even cleaned the windshield.  Since my driver was reluctant to slow down or stop in the four (or is it five?) lanes of traffic moving north on Lake Shore Drive, my opportunities had to be snatched as best I could.  The time is 5 p.m. and we are headed to dinner at our favorite grocery store, Fox and Obel.  

Over the tree tops of Grant Park with Buckingham Fountain in the lower left.

Leaning towers of Chicago.

The first lady of television talk's abode.  Great view of the lake!

The ferris wheel at Navy Pier.  It is in continuous motion.

The Bard of Avon 
in the lobby

The ferris wheel viewed from the lobby


  1. I like all the tall buildings, we don't have any here at all, nothing higher than 10 stories and only a few of those. I love to ride with a driver and my camera snapping. these came out good and i really like the leaning towers of Chicago.

  2. Awesome shots. Love the lines in the last one.

  3. Great shots from inside a car! Good job.


  4. You started my day with a smile. The photos you've been sharing lately have been wonderful. I hope all is well and that you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  5. I'm heading to Chicago tomorrow to run the marathon on Sunday and these pics just made me super excited :)

  6. I love, love, love Fox & Obel, and I love Chicago.

  7. Chicago is my favorite city! Good job on those shots from a moving vehicle. I hope you are having fun making friends with the new camera!

  8. You still got some great shots! I've never been there. Now I feel like I sort of have.

  9. These are fabulous pictures!! And I love your clown pumpkin header! How strange and whimsical!! My favorite picture would be the close up of that curved skyscraper. Did you get any pictures while you were at the play? Hey, they are building a new Whole Foods here! Well, in Charlottesville. Do you remember where the old one is?? It is tiny and not very nice. Well, the new building is already up, a nice big one. It is across from K-Mart near Hydrolic Road. Do you ever come to visit? If you ever do, it would be great if we could meet.

  10. I love the skyline of large cities. SUCH excitement and fun.

    I wanted to thank you for your encouragement as I seek to give voice to the stories within my heart right now. I am rediscovering my love of writing, and I appreciate all the support I have received to "go for it."

    Blessings to you,

  11. Chicago is a neat city. I was there a few times --when I was working on my master's degree at Garrett Evangelical Seminary (part of Northwestern) in Evanston. We would take the train into Chicago a few times... I do remember going to a Cubs game once.

    Great pictures... Hope you enjoyed Romeo and Juliet.

  12. Love the photos. Quite good for on the fly. I am going have a great time touring your blog. It looks intriguing.
    Thanks for following a newbee and your kind remarks. Margaret will be having tea with me early next week. Thanks again for visiting. Ginger

  13. Chicago is such a lovely city with such stunning architecture. My husband hasn't visited before, and I can't wait to take him to Illinois! I am now going to tempt him with all of your gorgeous photography. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Bonnie,

    I just found you again, after looking back through a lot of my posts---I knew you'd commented somewhere, and had enjoyed looking in on your blog when you did.

    Your pumpkin-person is a masterpiece---did you PAINT that?

    And I wish I enjoyed driving in Chicago as well as you do---I lose my sightseeing urge just watching for the next turnoff.

    I'm also a Shakespeare fan, and one of my loveliest memories of England is a couple of hours spent reading the Sonnets beneath a huge golden-rose tree.

  15. Chicago is such an exciting city. Worth the five lanes. =)

  16. Great shots. I have never been to Chicago and would love to see it for myself sometime. Carla

  17. Love seeing these familiar buildings/skyline. Great photos! You'd never know they were from a car window as you sped along!


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