Bean, Driehaus Museum & Hamilton!April 19 in the United States
This morning we had breakfast at Panera and it was reasonably good. It was a lovely, sunny day and we walked up Michigan Avenue without hats on! We got to the Millenium Park area and the Bean was great. It's a giant sculpture that is in the shape of a bean and it reflects like a mirror. Great photos of Chicago's skyscrapers and people are possible and it's fun. The nearby Pavillion is also creative and looks like a potential Guggenheim structure! Then we walked uptown to the Driehaus Museum which is a gorgeous building - owned by various very wealthy people. Richard Driehaus (a banker) bought it last and has renovated it to its original glory and it is beautiful and full of fine arts. Beautiful rooms with ornate marbles, woodwork, tiles and wallpaper and floors - simply gorgeous. We loved the tour and met some nice women from Oak Park who have been to Australia.
After this, we had a wonderful lunch at Eataly. It is like a department store full of Italian food goods with several eating areas. Loved the salad and mozzarella with artichokes, roasted tomatoes, and pistachio pesto! Yum - Craig's pasta was good too although a little undercooked. We also enjoyed a ricotta/pistachio canolli and both want to go back to Italy again! Next, we went to a Nordstrom store to check it out. It seems to be an upmarket, trendy department store with the big labels and more affordable stuff.
On the way home, we tried to check out the underground to see how easy it would be - not very user easy access with bags it seems.
Tonight we are going to Hamilton, the musical - so needing a rest now. More later.... see tomorrow’s entry.Read more