I detoured through the park area to see the famous Buckingham fountain (top photo) and some of the gardens. I stayed at the Hilton and was able to view the fireworks over Navy Pier from my room.
Many famous people have stayed at the Hilton on Michigan Avenue. It is the most beautiful hotel I've ever been in.
I took quite a few photos of the grand ballroom.
Beauty all around
Can you imagine an event here?
Sitting in the balcony watching people dance?
The outer gallery.
Staircase at the end of the gallery.
Detail of the carpet.
Ceiling of the inner gallery.
Kitten stayed home and waited for me.