Just like my Batanes thread, this is another late post that I got inspired to making only when I watched an episode of Criminal Minds Suspect Behavior, which was set in Chicago.
I did this trip in June last year as mentioned in this teaser post. It was work-related thus, my visit to Navy Pier was for the welcome dinner for the participants of the event that I attended.
According to Wikipedia, Navy Pier is Chicago’s number one tourist attraction. Its attractions include sightseeing tours, the Chicago Children’s Museum, an IMAX theater, and the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows. It also has a convention hall, which was located at the far end of the pier and was our welcome dinner venue.
We passed by some of the pier’s attraction on the way to the convention pier.
More random shots of our view on our way to and while in the convention center.
And as I watched, the sky again metamorphosed into deep hues of periwinkle (I’m guessing the color here based on my Crayola kit, te he) and orange and red.
Come night time, the view was quite as interesting.
Our welcome dinner’s highlight was the fireworks display. It was so beautiful and worth staying up late for.
On our way home, our gracious host, a Filipina who had been in Chicago for over a decade, urged us to go inside the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, which opened in 2000 as a permanent exhibition dedicated solely to the art of stained glass windows, of course.
Lastly, I’ll end this post with what is perhaps the Navy Pier’s most popular attraction: The Ferris Wheel.
For more information about Navy Pier, visit www.navypier.com.