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Saturday Lake Michigan July 11, 2015

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Good to see boats getting ready for the 107th Race to Mackinac, the oldest annual freshwater distance race in the world with over 330 racing boats sailing the Lake Michigan from Chicago, Il, to Mackinac island, MI, each July.

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Lake Michigan by Georgete Pereira

 

Lake Michigan … Chicago March 26, 2014

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Frozen Lake Michigan … Still beautiful!

Lake Michigan by Georgete Pereira

Lake Michigan by Georgete Pereira

Winter No Snow Chicago March 11, 2012

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For those who love snow, Chicago’s winter this year wasn’t that much fun. It’s still cold, though …  Doesn’t matter how cold or how much it snows, I love this city.

Chicago Winter 2012 by Georgete Pereira

Navy Pier January 15, 2012

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Winter in Chicago has been great. Though we had some snow this week, we have nothing to complain about if we compare with what we went through last year. Since the season started, we have had a couple of days in the 50 F, which is unusual. I was delighted to have the opportunity to go outside and take pictures. Here are my favorites. I took them from the top of a downtown building.

Lost bride in Chicago November 22, 2011

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Is she a newly married woman or a woman about to be married? Recently, I ran into her  while walking down the streets of Chicago downtown. Cold and fun!

Lost bride in Chicago by Georgete Pereira

Lost bride in Chicago by Georgete Pereira

The Bean March 20, 2011

Posted by Georgete in Art, Chicago, georgete-pereira, Photography.
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The Bean sculpture is one of the most popular site for photography in Chicago. Everybody loves taking pictures of the city reflected in this art piece totally made of steel. I particularly have more fun shooting distorted reflections; images always turn out surreal.

Only recently I learned that “Cloud Gate” is the real name of this impressive sculpture. Chicagoans named it The Bean because of its legume-like shape. The sculpture is the first public artwork in the United States by Anish Kapoo.

Located at Millennium Park, the Cloud Gate  (if you will) is composed of 168 stainless steel plates welded together. Its highly-polished exterior has no visible joints. It is 33 feet by 66 feet by 42 feet (10 m × 20 m × 13 m).  They say the steel bean gave Chicago a fresh look. I think it gave it a super-cool look!

The Bean by Georgete Pereira

The Bean by Georgete Pereira

The Chicago "Pretzel" by Georgete Pereira :)
The Chicago “Pretzel” by Georgete Pereira 🙂