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.


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.


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.


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!



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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