Glen Hansard, Fog and 10 Million of Our Closest Friends

The night started out simple enough. It was our first (of many to be sure) summer concert of the year in Millennium Park. We were excited to see Glen Hansard and the Frames and meet up with our friends Kim and Jon. The lawn at The Jay Pritzker Pavilion was more crowded than I've ever seen it - we guessed there were approximately 10 million people there. But then, that might not be the most accurate appraisal.

Great music, great friends, great food and lots of laughs - who could ask for more?

Jay Pritzker rolling in

And then the most magical, slightly creepy and totally beautiful thing began to happen. Fog started to slowly roll in and envelop the city.

Before our eyes the skyline disappeared and there was a blanket of fog covering us.

Cloudy Cloud Gate

Bridge to Nowhere Crown Fountain

Chicago in a Fog

I've said it before and I'll say again, just when I think I've seen Chicago at its most beautiful, she surprises me. It was another night that won't be forgotten in a city that has stolen my heart.