I just returned from the American Library Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL - a city that is a photographer's paradise. I love New York City (it is, and will always be, home to me), but Chicago has (among its many advantages), walkable sidewalks and gorgeous architecture. In fact, that's one thing I regret about our time there - my travel companion and I did not have time to take one of the famous architecture tours. (Which gives us an excuse for a return visit....)
We spent 2 1/2 days as tourists in the city, before conference activity took place. The first half of our tourist photos includes time at the Field Museum, Museum Campus, and the Sears Tower/Skydeck Chicago,** all taken on 27 June 2013. Be sure to find the photos of The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago (they're near the end of this set) - a glass pod (for lack of a better word) where you can walk out and stand outside the Tower and feel like you're floating in space, high above the city. (Note: I do not recommend doing this after having a glass of wine at supper!)
The second half of the photos include pictures of Navy Pier (taken 28 June 2013), the Art Institute of Chicago (taken 2 July 2013), and Millennium Park (taken 2 July 2013). (The thumbnail photo on the page is from The Bean!)
And of course, here is proof that I actually attended a professional conference.
** Now known as the Willis Tower, but I refuse to call it that.