Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas in Chicago 2015

My home away from home ~
The historic Wrigley Building
These photos were taken last week when we were experiencing unusually mild weather.
Today we have a winter storm coming through with freezing rain, sleet and incredibly high winds that created white caps on the Chicago River and knocked down our big tree even though it was tethered to the four concrete planters...

I've been working in this building for 25 years now and am still in awe of its beauty.

The current owners are doing a lovely job of decorating it for the holidays.

Beautiful wreaths at the entrances

You can't help to be in the holiday spirit when you walk in the doors...

Even the elevator doors are gorgeous.
The entrance of The Chicago Tribune building is equally beautiful.

The greens and lights setting off the beautiful architectural details.
Each block down Michigan Avenue has its own decorations for the planters.

This is my favorite for this year - love the birch bark against the shiny silver balls.
This year the City moved the official Christmas Tree from the Christkindlmarket to Millenium Park.

It's a beautiful tree, but I am not a fan of its placement.
It would have been nice if it was closer to the ice rink and "Cloudgate" (aka The Bean) 

The great tree in the Walnut Room of Macy's (formerly Marshall Fields)
was pretty. I liked the gingerbread houses at the base

and "Believe" shining on the ceiling.
I hope that you each had a lovely and peaceful Merry Christmas!
More holiday fun to share soon...
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
~Luke 2:8-12
Blessings, Patti


cucki said...

Aww so beautiful..
Wishing you a very happy new year x

Mugwump Woolies said...

Love your Windy City!

Joyce Mayer said...

Beautiful, seeing it in person must be amazing. Thank you for sharing.

WoolenSails said...

I love the old buildings and they look even more wonderful, all decorated for Christmas.


Rugs and Pugs said...

What gorgeous buildings. They sure don't build them like that anymore...sigh.
The Bean...oh, how I do love that.
Happy, happy new year.
Hugs :)

Marilyn said...

What beautiful architecture.
The decorations are so pretty too.
Thanks for sharing the pics.
Happy New Year!

Three Sheep Studio said...

A city beautifully decorated !
Thanks for sharing the pics.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Thanks for the wonderful tour of North Michigan Avenue. How cool to be able to work in a landmark! Have a Happy New Year.

Judy said...

I'll probably always be a country girl, but those gorgeous historic downtown buildings always make me go a little weak in the knees. Thanks for sharing, Patti.