So we took a water taxi from the Wrigley building to Chicago's Chinatown. We found an amazing Chinese restaurant and so we are having Jose's birthday dim sum. The two photos of the menu items are something we did not order. Yikes!
We spent the afternoon at the grand bazaar. I also found a new fabric dude. Did a little shopping for our serving up style dining table. Had a nice dinner close to our hotel , went home to pack and off we go in the morning! On to Chicago for 4 days at the outdoor furniture show at Merchandise Mart. Yippee!
This is the sound of the call to prayer from our hotel window from the mosque next-door. It was so beautiful last night, and you could hear the other surrounding mosques in the neighborhood. Truly lovely!
So me and the French one have arrived in Istanbul. We had to stay in London one night where they lost Jose's luggage on the flight from Paris and we had exactly 6 hours in our hotel. By the time we got to turkey I had a raging head cold and all I could do was go straight to bed. I was done. Our hotel is lovely and minimalist. 300 feet from the blue mosque! It is now 4 am with a thunder storm outside. So cool. Just a few more hours rest and some sudafed and I should be up and running on three cylinders. First stop a pharmacy. Now back to bed. Thanks for listening to my whining!
This huge decorative skull was in a gallery on the same street as my hotel. It was covered in feathers and it was truly stunning! Had dinner at the loveliest little restaurant and found a gorgeous flower shop on the way home. Off to bed.