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.”