Starling Travel

October 8, 2007

Real Live Preacher Visits Chicago… Again

Filed under: Illinois,Museums,Places To Visit — Laura Moncur @ 8:08 am

Real Live Preacher gives you a glimpse of his whirlwind tour of Chicago:

Red Board Leaning Against The Wall by Real Live PreacherHe visited the Art Institute of Chicago and saw this exhibit. I love what he had to say:

I know this probably means I’m not very sophisticated, but I’m always a little amused by some of the modern art. This piece had no title that I could see. I might suggest “Red Board Leaning Against The Wall.” Or maybe someone was installing doors and left one out by mistake.

So much of art seems like pretension to me. This red board is a perfect example. Is it art? Is it abandoned building material? We don’t know.

It reminds me of this video:

“Waiting for the Stranger to Sit” makes me skeptical of art, but I LOVE art museums nonetheless.

Looks like you had fun, RLP! I am wishing I could visit Chicago right now!

July 27, 2007

Postcard of the Week: Chicago

Filed under: Illinois,Places To Visit,Postcards — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

Here is another huge postcard from Chicago. It’s really cool, too, because it’s not just a rectangle. It’s shaped like the building.

Here’s the front:

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Here’s the back:

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The postcard reads:

Chicago
Printed in Canada

They write:

We went to Alinea Restaurant today.
This is the best restaurant in the nation. Anyone who can, should go!


Please send me a postcard from your travels or your hometown. If you do and it’s interesting, I will publish your postcard on Starling Travel.

Send your postcards to:

Starling Travel
Attention: Laura Moncur
P.O. Box 522032
Salt Lake City, Utah 84152

It’s like sending a postcard to the whole world when you go on vacation. It’s like bragging about your hometown to the everyone on the planet.

July 20, 2007

Postcard of the Week: Millennium Park, Chicago

Filed under: Illinois,Places To Visit,Postcards — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

This postcard is HUGE! You really need to click over to Flickr to see it full size.

Here’s the front:

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Here’s the back:

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The postcard reads:

Millennium Park – Chicago
Cloud Gate, Millennium Monument-Peristyle, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, BP Bridge
Millennium Park in Chicago is a 21st century center for world-class art, music, architecture and landscape design.

They write:

We walked around this park today.
It was amazing!


Please send me a postcard from your travels or your hometown. If you do and it’s interesting, I will publish your postcard on Starling Travel.

Send your postcards to:

Starling Travel
Attention: Laura Moncur
P.O. Box 522032
Salt Lake City, Utah 84152

It’s like sending a postcard to the whole world when you go on vacation. It’s like bragging about your hometown to the everyone on the planet.

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