A piece of Chitown’s soul

Chicago park shadows

Surround yourself with the beauty of plant life. It calms the mind and refreshes the soul. Personally, I love walks in the park … whether it’s a relaxing one with a furry friend, an intimate picnic or fun gathering with family. I love how the wind moves through the leaves. I love how the sun’s rays push through the trees. There’s just something special about immersing oneself in the fusion of nature and art that leaves one better than before.

Chicago park

I believe that appreciation helps us find those ‘greener’ pastures in our ordinary-right-now-life. When we carve out time to appreciate the Creator and all that He has done in our lives, we zone into the blessed ‘now’. I am immensely grateful for so many things in my life, all glory to God and God alone. If I had to document all my stories, I would have to write and photograph well into eternity. Dios es un Dios grande. He has done and continues to do exceedingly abundantly above all that I could ask or think. He fills me with wonder.

I hope to inspire you with a few ordinary moments from Chicago’s loveliest green space, Grant Park and Millenium Park, Chicago. As the saying goes and at the risk of sounding cliche, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. ¡Vamos!… wander with me through Chi-town’s charming landscaped park and yo prometo to add a few touristy captions.

Chicago park

Agora Grant Park Chicago
May we never lose our wonder. May we never neglect the simple joys of life. May we embrace simplicity. May we appreciate nature and its wonder. All glory to our Creator.
Chicago Park District
Canada geese, famous for their ‘flying-V’ formations, are all over Chicago Parks. Apparently these migratory birds have cottoned on to junk food and no longer migrate. Despite good intentions, you’re doing them a disservice when you feed them.
Chicago Park
Chicago’s front yard is so pretty! This gorgeous landscaped park does not only host public art displays but museums and festivals too.
Memorial Day Grant Park
Memorial Day is so much more than a long weekend of relaxation, food and getaway plans. Moved by this! … the many rows of tiny American flags planted, just below the Logan Monument in Grant Park, to remember and honor American soldiers lost in war. Mucho respeto!
General John Logan Grant Park
Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.”, musingly by Emily Dickinson. On a hillside in Grant Park, you’ll find an equestrian statue by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, of General John Logan.
Bean Chicago
Cloud Gate, a cool elliptical sculpture by Anish Kapoor. Love its mirror-like surface, shape and concave chamber. Besitos!
Cloud Gate The Bean Chicago
The earth reflects the glory of the Lord, all we need to do is listen and look for His fingerprints … Reflections, Cloud Gate, Millennium Park.
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Open air concert hall, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, where the magic of the Grant Park Music Festival, concerts and events happen.
Crown Fountain Chicago Park
Yet another phenomenal piece in Chicago’s public art collection, Crown FountainMillennium Park, designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa.. The towers project images of the faces of Chicago citizens. “A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.” – W. Irving
Bella Musing Chicago
And that’s a “wrap” 🙂 Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Con amor,

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