This is one of the books I bought at the used bookstore, today. The photographs are great and there’s a bit of history on each page. The pictures are a page and a half in size, so it’s perfect. Like its name, it’s a cool book. That’s The Bean on the cover. Real name is Sky Gate, but we call it, The Bean.
Here’s the thing. Having lived in Chicago my entire life, which is a very long time, well, not before they had streets, or anything, but a long time, nonetheless, and there are some places, in the book, I never knew existed…bars, etc., (different part of the city).
I never claimed to know anything about the city I love, and I REALLY love Chicago. I mean I can’t tell you the names of all the buildings, their history, or much at all. Those things never mattered. I have books on the skyscrapers, their names, who designed them, built them, etc., but I don’t read them. I want to know, I just can’t get myself to care.
Anyway, I’ve been to a lot of the places in the book, and at least seen some of the others. I hung out at some of them, when I was young.
The photographs of city lit up at night are breathtaking. Chicago is gorgeous. I admit I’m prejudice, but it’s still true. She’s beautiful. She sparkles.