Sally Sparrow

Chicago Day 3 part 1

Just a mid-day post as there’s much still to come today. We’re about to announce¬†the Teacher of the Year award down in the ABTA room, but I snuck back to my room first to post some of the pictures I took¬†earlier of the city. I’ve been sneaking away from the convention in the mornings to walk the city. Today I wandered up a block from the hotel to Wabash, where the L train (short for “elevated) weaves its way through downtown. I love how the rails run above the road, dwarfed by the buildings surrounding them. Just like being in a movie (filmed in Chicago)! I took many more panoramic shots.

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This one’s for you, Ollie!

After some shopping (too much shopping), I came across the Chicago Cultural Centre, which I was told yesterday is the old library building. So I had to go inside. Beautiful ceilings that look like embroidery, names of famous authors throughout the brickwork, and famous quotes about books, too. A great space to visit.

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Then I made another trip through Millennium Park, where I perfected my selfie in the cloud gate. You may be able to make me out in the centre with my sun hat on.

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Okay, off to discover the winner of the Teacher of the Year award, and later on the winner of the ABTA book of the year award! Stay tuned!

 


2 Comments

MarieAugust 7th, 2015 at 9:32 pm

So glad you made it to the Chicago Cultural Center!

Sally SparrowAugust 8th, 2015 at 2:07 am

Thanks, Marie! I’m so glad you pointed it out!

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