At the Park Hyatt Hotel
It’s not a very technically ‘good’ shot, perhaps because I expected a bit more from this place. I did much of their original outdoor planting before they opened in 2000, and know the interior quite well. Though the address is 800 N. Michigan Avenue, this entrance fronts Chicago Avenue.
The little half-block long ‘western’ Michigan Avenue is where the carriages pick up their clientele, so the horses are always there, like this lovely mare:
If you turn 180 degrees, you face the western facade of the Water Tower, which was one of only a few downtown Chicago buildings to survive the Great Fire of October 8, 1871.
At Water Tower Place
Everywhere else, it’s huge lit snowflakes and lights dripping from the ceiling…quite an arduous installation!
When you arrive at the second floor atrium, the elevators, normally see-through glass, have been covered with (from this side) several story-high “Peanuts” characters…here’s Lucy and Snoopy!
After riding to the third floor (and getting my ears re-pierced–Christmas gift to self!), I walked back over to the escalators and found this maquette of the Water Tower…nicely done by ‘unknown’!
Oh, lest I forget, I did see something I absolutely loved on the third floor…and I don’t remember which store!
…here in Rogers Park during yesterday’s rain, I realized that I hadn’t noticed this tiny but lovely stained glass window.
When I walked further, I was pleased to see the residents had done some simple, yet really beautiful Christmas decorating!
The rain continued, steadily, as you can see so many droplets clinging to the branches.
Plus, I am certain this glittery doe and her two fawns look fabulous when lit at night!
I’m going to try to get back over there one early evening this weekend with the tripod…I’m sure they will be stunning!
At 900 North Michigan Shops
Let’s go inside!
At Bernardaud Fine China
Let’s take a closer look at that spectacular cup and saucer!
At Michael Kors
At United Colors of Bennetton
At Christofle of Paris
But the ‘big draw’ this time of year at 900 North Michigan Shops is on the second floor!
So, look with me, even closer!
Alas, it was time to leave, so I took one last look as I made a ‘wish’ for all my followers to have a beautiful Christmas season, and that we may all have a very prosperous New Year!