Vintage Travel Barbie: Are we going to a play?
P: No, we're going to do a quick tour of downtown.
P: Behind us is the State of Illinois Building. It's made of glass and steel.
VTB: City-County Building?P: Yes, this half of the building is the County Building...
P: And, this half of the building is City Hall.
P: And here at the front of the State Building is Jean Dubuffet's sculpture Monument with Standing Beast
P: And across the street again is Daley Center which is the courthouse building. Let's go over there.
VTB: Oh right...when they were trying to pay the money for the orphanage.
Note to readers - security really is tight. We were kicked out of the building just after this photo was snapped.
VTB: Chicago is a very artsy town, huh?
VTB: What's that over there?
P: It's the studio where the local news is broadcast. CBS, Channel 2.
P: This is what used to be our most iconic store, Marshall Field's. They have been taken over by Macy's.
VTB: Cute window display
VTB: So that makes this a very old clock!
The girls laughed and keep walking.
P: There's the Chicago Theatre. It's part of the area called...wait, there it it...
VTB: ...The Chicago Theatre District.
P: Since tea is becoming the new coffee, we've got Argo Tea shops. And the tea is wonderful.
VTB: Didn't Oprah have this as a favorite one year?
P: Of course she did!
VTB: There are lots of theatres in Chicago.
P: Not as many as in New York, but we do okay.