chicago! chicago! by summerfield

chicago! chicago!

@ukandie andie joined us for the day. three 365er in one meet up, isn't that a treat! we spent the day at the chicago art institute and i tell you, i've never seen so many artworks in my life and what i saw today was just the tip of the iceberg. every time i exit a room into another it would be another artist's work, just when i thought i was at the end of the exhibit. they had a miniature section, and boy! did i lose myself in it, taking photos of almost all of the life-like minis. if not for those pesky groups of people i probably would've shot the whole room.

two funny things: one - i fished out my nikon dslr and the man at the counter frowned at me. so i said, just to be polite: i can use my camera, can't i? and he responded it was fine, just as long as i didn't use flash. and i responded, "flash is only for amateurs!" he laughed heartily saying "that's a good one!"
two - a young girl poked me in the arm while i was at the minis. turned out it was someone from the office. i got confused for a few seconds. then i told her: "i left you at the office, why are you here!"

we finished at almost five. then junko drove us around downtown for a bit including this here near the planetarium where we had a splendid panorama of the chicago skyline, before we raided @taffy 's place where domenico and family whipped out a splendid dinner of scallop (to die for!) and scarmoza (smoked cheese) topped with cherry tomatoes, and salmon (will try to get the recipe for you who are interested) with a side dish of sauteed bell pepper. we had fresh raspberry and blueberry for dessert the italian way -- with a dash of lemon juice and sprinkled with sugar. too bad, i forgot to take a photo of the salmon. what can i say, the scallop put us in extreme eating mode.

see junko's pano shot here: http://365project.org/jyokota/365/2019-08-06

so many photos to review, so little time!

for the song title challenge and the technique challenge's panoramic challenge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoKn7vkSMBc
What a fabulous day that would have been. Your dinner sounds delicious :)
August 7th, 2019  
I love how you present this very overblown sunny day -- you can feeeeeeel the sunshine! What a lovely day we had.
August 7th, 2019  
sounds like a marvelous time!
August 8th, 2019  
I am soooo envious, wish I were close enough to something like that. You must be having a ball.
August 8th, 2019  
Fabulous. Everything.
August 8th, 2019  
Cool cityscape in silhouette.
August 9th, 2019  
What a fabulous trip. Topped this day with Italian cuisine! Oh my!
August 9th, 2019  
Wonderful -- one of my favorite spots in the city for skyline photography and you captured it beautifully. Wish I'd been there!
August 10th, 2019  
Wonderful pano, I like the b&w!
August 14th, 2019  
Great pano and great story! What an inspiring and fulfilling (😜) meet up! Fav and vote :)
August 15th, 2019  
Sounds like a great day. This is a fabulous pano. Glad you included the runners. I think that detail really makes this shot.
August 22nd, 2019  
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