Why I Live in
--City of the Century

Skyline view from the Ferris Wheel on Navy Pier

Life in Chicago offers everything:
color, drama, culture-- strolling on Navy Pier, visiting the Art Institute, people-watching on Michigan Blvd., attending the CSO or the Lyric.


The Medici exhibit at the Art Institute

The Art Institute of Chicago

Berghoff's--Since 1898

Have tea at the Drake Hotel during the Christmas season.

The Marching Band from Owosee Michigan performs in Daley Plaza

Symphony Center, home of the Chicago Symphony

The Civic Opera House, home of the Lyric Opera

The view from my seat in the first balcony at Lyric Opera, for many years.

Symphony Center

The Sky Devils

In the final scene of Partenope, the four lovers finally get straightened out.

Pinchas Zukerman and the CSO, All-Shubert

Congress Boulevard to Buckingham Fountain

Marshall Field's spring decorations
(now renamed Macy's, alas)

The Museum of Science and Industry

Fields' mosaic ceiling

War protest in Federal Plaza, April 5 2003

The Taste of Chicago, June 27, 2005 July 30, 2003 Tall Ships Challenge-Chicago
The Chicago Light Chicago Skyline with new Gehry bandshell in Millennium Park

Monks of the Gomang Monastery create a Mandala at the Chicago Cultural Center

Celebrating Mary Clare Connor's birthday, Caroline and Kathleen and dolls at the American Girl Tearoom

Three trumpeter swan cignets born 2007 at the zoo will be released when fledged.

Bean in background for Millennium Park skaters

Superbowl XLI Champions (2006)

The Europa from the Netherlands at the Parade of Sail

Arabesque in Daley Plaza, July 2007

The Water Tower Park from Borders'

Himalayas, an exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago in April 2003

Navy Pier in summertime The Michigan Avenue Bridge A lion reigns over his kingdom at the Lincoln Park Zoo
Nishat Khan, sitar
at Millinnium Park
Carmen Cortez, Flamenco Dancer Chicago Sun Times alongside the Chicago River
Simon Shaheen (violin), with the Gerard Nunez Flamenco Ensemble and Nishat Khan on Sitar at Millennium Park The Peristyle in Millennium Park
Inside the Bean, looking up Reflections in the Bean, with Alison
Hyde Park My Chicago Home
View of the skyline from the Point in Hyde Park

Chinatown Dragon

In Search of Paradise :The World's Great Gardens--
Chicago Botanic Garden--Persian gardens

The Lincoln Park Conservatory in July

Niki de St. Phalle, Garfield Park Conservatory


Hyde Park





  Buckingham Fountain on a summer night