header image: Shedd Aquarium main entrance detail – Chicago
above: Rice Amphitheater / Abbott Oceanarium at Shedd Aquarium – Chicago
I made the header image a few nights ago at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, and the wave crash image last April.
From the marine fossils in its limestone floor to Neptune’s trident on its glass dome to the curious clocks there, the beautiful John G. Sbuilding on Lake Michigan is loaded with all kinds of interesting nautical/sea related architectural details. It also happens to hold about 25,000 fish. If you’re a Chicago resident, you’ve probably been there a few times. But if you’re a visitor, it’s an awesome place to spend part of a day. If you don’t care for the fish, then just admire the architecture and the acoustics.
funFact: Opened in 1930, the Shedd was designed by Chicago architectural firm, Graham, Anderson, Probst & White.