Travels with Tucker

Travels with Tucker

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Wrigley Field neighborhood

We spent our last day in Chicago wandering around the Wrigleyville area. Wrigley itself was closed.for tours for the season, but we spent some time in the Graceland Cemetery, which was awesome. Besides being a landscape architecture wonder and in full fall color, it had the most interesting architecture in its monuments--fitting for the city famous for architecture and for all the architects buried in this park. Some examples below.

We also visited Architectural Artifacts, an 80,000 square foot wonderland of weird stuff rescued from factories, buildings and homes. Want a silver-colored blast furnace suit? $14,000 takes it home. How about an 8 foot tall ceramic vat for mixing acid or a giant hamburger or an old printing press or a 12 foot table covered with crystal glass pieces from chandeliers at $1 - $5 apiece? This has to be the coolest store I have ever seen. We wrapped up our day with a trip up to the John Hancock Observatory 94 floors above Chicago, but more on that in the next post.

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