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Public Art - Havlicek statue - Burnham Park

Favorite thing Solidarity Drive, in Burnham Park near the Adler Planetarium, is something of a "monument rent" for Central Europeans. One of the figures honored there is the Czech patriot, journalist, and political leader Karel Havlicek (1820-1856).

The sculpture was dedicated in 1912, and is the work of noted European artist Joseph Strachovsky.

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Feb 10, 2008

Public Art - Kosciuszko Statue - Burnham Park

Favorite thing Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746-1817) was a minor Polish aristocrat who served the revolutionary cause in the US War of Independence. An accomplished military engineer, he was recruited for the cause by Benjamin Franklin, and became legendary for his key role in assisting the rebel army against the established British forces. Later, he served the cause of Polish independence, taking part in repeated actions against Poland's occupiers, whether they be German, Russian, or French.

Chicago's Kosciuszko statue stands proudly in the median of Solidarity Drive in Burnham Park, the green space leading up to the Adler Planetarium on the south side of the Loop. It was originally dedicated in 1904, and is the work of Polish sculptor Kasimir Chodzinski.

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Feb 10, 2008

Public Art - Copernicus Statue - Burnham Park

Favorite thing Nicholas Copernicus (or Koperniki, if you prefer that spelling) is a world-class Polish hero well remembered in Chicago, a world-class Polish city. The great astronomer's statue is appropriately located right in front of Adler Planetarium, on the waterfront.

This statue is a copy (made from the first mold) of a piece by the famous 19th century Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. The original "is seated" in front of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.

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Chinatown

I lived in China for 2 years, so I had high expectations. I went to Chef Bao for lunch (used to be Lao Hunan), which is food from the Hunan region (where I lived), the food was spot on authentic so...
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National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum

Chicago's Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, located on the Riverwalk between Wabash Avenue and State Street, is one of the largest in the nation outside of Washington, D.C. It features a fountain and a...
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Monument to the Great Northern Migration

This moving fifteen foot tall statue stands at the northern entry into historic Bronzeville. Encouraged by reports from those who went before, as well as the influential Chicago Defender newspaper,...
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Adler Planetarium

Opened in 1930, this is the oldest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere and it is a wonderful place. It has several different shows, a collection of astronomical and location-finding instruments, and...
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Soldier Field

Attention sports fans! This is a must-see for all of you. It's one of the most famous stadiums in the world. Like most things in Chicago, Soldier Field has a grand style of architecture that reflects...
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Buddy Guy's Legends

If you are fortunate enough to be planning a trip to Chicago for January, check Ticketmaster for Buddy Guy's annual headlining weekend events at his own club: Legend's. It is the best $30 that you'll...
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