My kind of town

Although I have no real desire to live in the city of Chicago, it really is the summer epicenter of everything this year in Illinois.

This week is the Taste of Chicago, the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup tour is still underway and while the Cubs are still sputtering—it’s better than a day on the couch.

On Wednesday I headed to the Taste and made a brief stop on my way at the corner of State and VanBuren to check out the new artwork—the giant eye, that is.

Creepy? Yes. Cool? Totally.

One of the many reasons I love the city; you just never know what exactly you’re going to see.

From there my Wednesday night led me to 115 Bourbon Street, a bar in Merrionette Park for a chance to not only see, but touch and get a picture with the Stanley Cup.

Three hours of waiting and I finally got up there. Got my picture and promptly left at 11 p.m. to drive an hour to wake up for work at 8:30 a.m.

Still waiting for the official Bourbon photographer to upload photos to grab mine (no clue who the guy in this photo is, by the way). Over 3,000 people were photographed and over 2,250 are being uploaded to their Photobucket account.

For me, it was just an honor to snap a photo of it that close. About as much of an honor as photographing President Obama.That seems kind of sad doesn’t it? In a good way, of course.

© 2010 Jerry Burnes

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