I finally took the after shots of my apartment, even though I am still missing a set of curtains. But this weekend was a fun filled, tour around Chicago kind of time with my friend Eduardo who was here for a few days, so I figured I’d share that with you first. The apartment update will come tomorrow, promise.
Eduardo arrived Friday afternoon and I meet him downtown near his hotel. We strolled for a bit to catch our barrings and bumped into “the beach” at the Michigan Lake shore.
Eduardo had made reservations at an Italian restaurant called Coco Pazzo so off there we headed. The food was delicious and the wine was outstanding! I need to take my parents there when they come, I think they’ll enjoy it a lot. After dinner and much conversation, we roamed a bit until we found the John Hancock building and went up to the lounge for drinks and to soak up the view.
The drinks weren’t that great, at least my passion fruit mojito could have been much better for sure. But the view was amazing! The photos don’t do it justice because I only had on me my iPhone cam, which is why I made a point of remembering my Panasonic Lumix the following day. I want to take the EOS out one day and take really great Chicago photos, but bear with me, the heat was unbearable this past weekend and only the thought of carrying it around exhausted me.
On Saturday Eduardo came to see my new place. He was the first visitor I’ve ever had. It’s always nice to be able to show the hard work to someone and have them appreciate it. But hunger was settling in, so off we went for lunch shortly after that, to have some Chicago pizza at Giordano’s, which coincidentally is quite close to where I live. We had pizza! Which they cut in squares… strange huh?
After lunch, off we went to Ingrid’s studio gallery. Ingrid is a painter friend of Eduardo’s parents, and he had a painting by his dad to give to her. She has a great studio in which she not only works and exhibits her art, but also teaches, so if you are so inclined this is her website.
From there off we went to roam downtown and take photographs to our hearts content. For some reason the settings of my little camera where off and the pictures came out with this cloudy hue, but you get the sense of the architecture and the heat. It was hot this day, very, very hot.