header image: Shedd Aquarium main entrance detail – Chicago
above: Rice Amphitheater / Abbott Oceanarium at Shedd Aquarium – Chicago
I made the top image a few nights ago at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, and the wave crash image was made last April.
From the marine fossils in its limestone floor to Neptune’s trident on its glass dome to the cool clocks there, the handsome John G. Shedd building is loaded with all kinds of interesting nautical/sea related architectural details. It also holds about 25,000 fish. If you’re a Chicago resident, you’ve probably been there a few times because it’s such an awesome place to spend part of a day.
funFact: Opened in 1930, the Shedd was designed by Chicago architectural firm, Graham, Anderson, Probst & White.