So I went to Chicago. And got blown away. Architecture, cultural diversity, diversity in cuisine, beautiful river, public art installations, theatre district, railways, public transport, Lurie garden, high rises, low rises, suburbs and I haven’t even scratched the surface of this city. So much to take in – it’s almost overwhelming – the scale of structures, the seas of the tourists, wide roads, really wide roads and the time at which the city comes alive in downtown, all a bit surreal.

I’ll come back to this post to add about the symposium which was another phenomenon celebrating the 10th year of Urban Sketchers as a group as it was born on Flickr ten years ago. In the meantime, here are some paintings of Chicago I’ve been doing upon coming back and few of the sketches in the Windy City.