The Field Museum

The Field Museum is the home of Sue, who is the largest, most complete (90%) and most well-preserved T. rex to date.

The Ancient Americas exhibition displays many archaeological artifacts.

A model showing the way of life of the people in ancient times.

These are craved totem poles.

The other dinosaurs in the museum.

Work in process inside the McDonald's Fossil Preparation Laboratory.

DNA analysis is done in the Pritzker Laboratory for Molecular Systematics and Evolution.

John Hancock Observatory

The observatory is located on the 94th floor of John Hancock Center.

Looking south from the observatory.

Navy Pier in the east of the observatory.

Beautiful coastline looking to the north.

Looking east where the low-rise residential homes are.

Ernest Hemingway Museum & Birthplace

The Ernest Hemingway Museum at The Arts Center.
Address: 200 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302

It's a small, quiet and humble museum.

Brought out my new Lens Baby for its first trip.

The Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home, which is a short distance from the museum.
Address: 339 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302

Left picture: A desk in the living room of the home.
Right picture: A really expensive stove in those days.

Besides the living room and the kitchen on the first floor, we were also given a tour of the bedrooms on the second floor.

Downtown Chicago

After landing at the Chicago O'Hare International Airport, we took a train to get to the city center.

Chicago Board of Trade

Beautiful street name sign craved out on a building wall.

By chance, we walked into State Street and found people waiting for the Memorial Day parade.

The Statue of Liberty was originally bronze, but over many years, it oxidized into green.

Marshall's Field Great Clock on the side of the building of Macy's at State Street.

Most of the subway tracks in Chicago city are running above ground.

Millennium Monument in Millennium Park.

Crown Fountain in Millennium Park.

Cloud Gate in Millennium Park.

After dinner, we waited outside Navy Pier for the Saturday night fireworks.