In September 2005, I went into Chicago with my parents to see the "Chicago Bean" at Millennium Park. While in Chicago, we also walked several blocks to the John Hancock Center and went to the Observatory. I also went to Brookfield Zoo with my parents and aunt.
A giant television screen shows a lady's face on the Crown Fountain at Millennium Park in Chicago.
A stream of water shoots from the mouth of the lady's face on the Crown Fountain at Millennium Park in Chicago.
The Cloud Gate Sculpture (also known as the Chicago Bean) at Millennium Park.
My parents pose with the Chicago Bean.
My dad and I point to our images in the Chicago Bean.
Thousands of reflections seen while looking inside the Chicago Bean.
An artist works on his painting of the Chicago Bean.
View of the Sears Tower off in the distance from Millennium Park.
Chicago's historic Old Chicago Water Tower
Chicago street performer
View from street level looking up the side of the John Hancock Center
Navy Pier as seen from the John Hancock Observatory
My parents enjoy the view out the window of the John Hancock Center
I earned my ride down the elevator by Washing a few of the windows.
The Sears Tower and the Chicago skyline as seen from the top of the John Hancock Center.
My mom, dad and aunt walking into Brookfield Zoo.
Our first stop at the zoo was the Butterflies! exhibit. It was nearing the end of the season, but there were still hundreds of butterflies.
My mom and aunt in the butterfly house exhibit.
A butterfly landed on my dad's shoulder.
One of the many butterflies in the butterfly house.
Penguins in The Living Coast exhibit
One of the elephants.
One of the young orangutans in the Tropic World: Asia exhibit.
A male lion takes a nap.
A lion statue at Brookfield Zoo.