Category Archives: Illinois

Chicago, Chicago…

For such a big city so nearby I’ve hardly ever been to Chicago- hadn’t been until I was 22 actually, which is about the age where I realized you can actually go randomly to visit places that are interesting, even if you live in Cleveland.  Since I’ve been in the area a few more times and I’m always looking for an excuse for another exodus, and hanging out with friends on a weekend in August is as good an excuse as any so we went!

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Photo: Ferris Bueller Reenactment

Taken May 31, 2008

Everyone who was a teenager in America since 1986 knows Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which beyond being an awesome movie involved a lot of shenanigans around the city of Chicago.  One of my favorite scenes from that movie is when Ferris and his friends visit the art museum, which is of course the Art Institute of Chicago and Cameron faces off with A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jette.  After admiring the famous painting for ourselves my brother and I couldn’t help but pay homage to one of our favorite movies.