3/15/10

My World - Shedd Aquarium


After a few days of sickness, I am returning to our Chicago vacation last June for 'My World' this week. One of the sights we really enjoyed was the John G. Shedd Aquarium, housed in this wonderful building on the edge of Lake Michigan.


It is full of wonderful and at times large specimens!


But there are just as many delicate ocean wonders


The coral displays are vibrant with colour and life


Even the killers (Piranha) of the ocean look pretty!


The views across Lake Michigan are endless


The Jellyfish are mesmerising in their UV light


And just over your shoulder is Chicago

There were many more fascinating displays in this world class Aquarium, and these combined with it's spectacular location and views, make it a must see when in the Windy City.

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18 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love aquariums. That looks like a must do in Chicago.

LadyFi said...

Amazing photos of a great-looking place!

Hope you're feeling better!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love aquariums, too! And your photos are fantastic! Next best thing to being there! Love all the colors and the view of the Lake! Have a great weekend, Sarah!

Sylvia

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks like a great Aquarium, Sarah... Looks like you had a great vacation last summer... Where are you going this summer????
Hugs,
Betsy

Rob Inukshuk said...

Some great shots there of a wonderful place - just not so sure about your reptilian friend though!

ewok1993 said...

sorry to hear you were on sick bay. aquariums are so fascinating. i've been to monterey bay aquarium here and they have stuff like that too, you can easily spend a whole day there.

The Prodigal Tourist said...

We keep meaning to go to the aquarium in Baltimore...this is very inspiring!

Love your kitty photos, your little Bon Bon looks like young Daggers!

J Bar said...

Terrific shots of the sea life.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Peggy said...

My hometown. always like to see photos from Chicago.
We went to a wedding there last spring, It was really nice.
Your photos are really good Sarah.
Hope you feel better.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Beautiful pictures! Hope you are feeling better soon.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of aquarium. The variety in fishes is amazing.

Pat said...

What a cool-looking aquarium, a must-see, I can tell by your photos. I like the delicacy of the jellyfish.

Randi said...

Wow...what a beautiful world you show!

Star said...

The air looks very clear too for a major city! I love your pictures of the aquarium, especially the jellyfish.
Blessings, Star

Daryl said...

I wonder at why I havent been there .. having been to Chicago 3 times for pleasure not business over the last 9 years ... next trip for sure... fabulous shots!

Kay said...

Oh thank you, Sarah! I remember bringing my class there every year. It really is a terrific place and your photos are spectacular!

Starnitesky said...

What an interesting place to visit, I love all the colours. I hope you are feeling better now.

Garden Lily said...

Beautiful photos - that's very hard to do, with the dim lighting, and through glass - I know, I've tried!