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Millenium Park: The Non-Bean Part

Across the street from the park is the Chicago Public Library Foundation. Why do all cities have amazing buildings to celebrate public libraries except Los Angeles?

Wrigley Square and Millennium Monument

Jay Pritzker Pavilion designed by Frank Gehry. Gehry’s designs are everywhere, are very recognizable, and are terrible from an engineering point of view.

The BP Bridge is another one of Gehry’s designs swaying back and forth, making for a longer but more enjoyable walk across the street.

Two of these massive structures make up the Crown Fountain.

On the other side, a giant face smiles at you.

Every once in a while the face will spit at you.

If you’re bold and have the powers of a deity (or just the body of a god in my case), you can even walk on the water.

I really like visiting public parks in different places. Michelle and I were saying what a bummer it is that we don’t really have a park in Los Angeles where a lot of people gather. I suppose Venice Beach would be our local playground, but even that pales in comparison to some of the great places in other cities.

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Photo by Michelle.