Sunday, April 28, 2013

Who Knew?

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Hi from Chicago. Flew in yesterday morning to spend the weekend with my son and his fiancee before work on Monday. And the plane arrived early! At O'Hare! Wonders never cease. Anyway, they live in the Logan Square neighborhood right on the Blue Line so it was a quick train ride from the airport.

Andy was looking for something different to do. We drove up to the spectacular Baha'i Temple in Wilmette, just north of the city. The architecture is stunning, more Arab/Muslim than anything else to my eye, but was covered with ecumenical symbols.

On the way back into town we stopped in the Edgewater neighborhood for coffee. The door in the bottom shot sums this city's sense of self esteem.

Spur of the moment activity for this afternoon: we're going to Chicago Opera Theater's producation of Astor Piazzolla's tango opera, Maria de Buenos Aires. Can't wait. I love Piazzola. I love Buenos Aires.        

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s.c said...

This temple reminds me a bit of the Goethaneum from Rudolf Steiner in Dornach Switzerland.

Andy said...

Three great photos of the temple. Well done!

Stefan Jansson said...

wow, impressive.

Jack said...

It is spectacular, nearly a miniature Taj Mahal. I have not seen a similar one in this country.

William Kendall said...

That is a spectacular building.