The gloomy grandeur of the Pittsfield Building

Interior hallway of Chicago's Pittsfield Building, © 2013 Celia Her City

After my visit to Toni Patisserie, I wandered into the Pittsfield Building, a sort of museum piece when it comes to architectural glory.  Built in the 1920s, before the Great Depression, the Pittsfield is an instance of retail magnate Marshall Field’s broad and enduring impact on Chicago. More

Sun and thorns

Sun and thorns, © 2013 Celia Her City

Another, truer photograph of the Art Institute’s South Garden.

I’ve learned more about the garden since posting a photo of it the other day.  It was designed in the 1960s by modernist landscape architect Dan Kiley and is considered to be one of the better surviving examples of his work.  Kiley died in 2004.  You can read more about his life and work here.

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