Chad’s travelogue

City of Lights

City of Lights

Paris' famous moniker as the City of Lights is exemplified by none other than it's most enduring landmark. Starting at dusk, thousands of strobe lights sparkle on the Eiffel Tower at the top of each hour.

For the birds

For the birds

With at least twice as many birds as tourists, both co-habitat contently in St. Mark's Square in Venice

In plane view

In plane view

An exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago

Crossing

Crossing

An evening stroll on one of the bridges crossing the Chicago River

Abe and Art

Abe and Art

A bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln seems to stop and admire the paintings in the McCormick Gallery of the Chicago Art Institute

Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate

Chicago's architectural marvels along Michigan Ave. are lit up at night and reflected in the Cloud Gate sculpture

Underbelly

Underbelly

View from under Anish Kapoor's striking stainless steel Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park

Kiss and Tell

Kiss and Tell

A couple shares a moment with Jaume Plensa's Crown Fountain as the backdrop. Situated along the Michigan Ave. side of Chicago's Millennium Park, the work of art consists of two 50-foot glass block towers projecting the faces of Chicago's diverse population on it's facade.

Window shopping

Window shopping

The street life of Rue St.-Honore (Paris) is reflected in the storefront glass as the equally colorful merchandise is displayed behind it.

Warped wrapping

Warped wrapping

Even the scaffolding in Paris is chicly dressed. On a street off the Champs Elysees, a building under renovation is uniquely wrapped to hide the construction taking place. One can only hope the finished product will be just as intriguing...