Seems I covered a fair amount of ground on Wednesday without really intending to, guess I’m trying to make up for lost time shooting. These are just a few random photos that didn’t really fit in with my intended purpose for shooting Wednesday but I thought I’d share them anyway.
First up, the Chicago Symphony Rotunda. If I hadn’t been shooting with a friend I would have never even known this existed. I’ve been in the CSO before but this is located off of a side entrance, though I’m sure you can get to it from the main entrance. It’s actually open to the public which surprised me. The security guards were completely fine with us photographing in here.
Since we had to kill some time before the Rookery tour started we stopped in the Art Institute…free for the month of February (I believe). The main reason for stopping in here was the exhibit by Jesús Rafael Soto called Pénétrable de Chicago. It closes March 8 so now was a great time to get in there. I guess you could call his exhibit interactive art since it’s a bunch of rubbery strings hanging from a structure suspended from the ceiling. My over-simplified explanation might not make the most sense so check out the AI’s more thorough description here. I made a whole lot of shots while moving through this thing, I didn’t quite get what I was envisioning but thought this one was interesting. Kind-of like a ghostly dance.
You know how I love to look up, so here’s a shot of the AI’s ceiling at the main entrance.
On the way to the Rookery I passed by Alexander Calder’s Flamingo. For some reason it’s impossible for me to go by this thing without trying find a new way to photograph this sculpture. So, here are a few more takes, the first being my favorite from the day, looks like a claw, right? There are many more (old and new) if you’d like to see those too, just click here.