Pavilion at Millennium


©2009 Alex Garcia

If you all haven’t been to Millennium Park lately, I strongly suggest making the effort.  From a photographer’s perspective it’s like having a sweet tooth at a candy store, especially at dusk. Of course, sometimes the crush of visitors can be too much. I’m surrounded by them trying to make a picture of a new pavilion at the park and a man comes out of nowhere just as the skyline of Chicago gets projected on the wall of the structure. Then he just stands there and blocks the film.  I’m thinking, argh, tourist!  Then I realize, oh wait, he seems to carry an air of authority. Turns out his name is Thomas Gray and he made the projected film about Daniel Burnham that I’m trying to photograph. He was returning to London the following day and wanted to get his picture taken. Oh…very good, carry on…