We started the day with breakfast at Eggsperience purely because the name intrigued us and it happened to be just around the corner from our hotel. I have to say, their blueberry waffles and ice-cream are so good, I wish we had discovered the place on our first day!
After packing up and checking out of our hotel, we came across this fun statue on Wabash Avenue:
|designed by Ju Ming|
Next on our itinerary was a visit to Buddy Guy's Legends,which is touted as the premiere blues club in the world.
On our way to Buddy Guy's Legend we passed a grand building with an elaborate roof decoration on State Street. Closer inspection revealed that this was Harold Washington Library Center, the city's main public library. I was surprised to learn that it was only built in the late 1980's and opened in 1991 - it looks as if it comes from a much earlier period.
I didn't actually go inside, but I wish I had, because I later learned that there is a Winter Garden on the ninth floor with a glass roof. The area is used as a study space and sounds spectacular, an ideal place for inspiration for a writer.
Unfortunately, the weather worsened considerably during the afternoon, to the point where we decided to take in a movie to fill in the time left before we had to go to the station for our overnight train to New York. Not quite the way I had envisioned ending our stay in Chicago, but, given the fun we'd had over the past three days, we could hardly complain. Besides, even that provided a new experience for me. It was the first time I'd been in a movie theater which had fully reclining seats!