photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

The Shedd

photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

© David Moenkhaus

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. Shedd building 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.

 

JohnShedd

John G. Shedd

 

 

funFact: Opened in 1930, the Shedd was designed by Chicago architectural firm, Graham, Anderson, Probst & White. 

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