Meryddian (meryddian) wrote in chicagochat,

Da Bears paint da town blue n' orange

Ok, the Chicago Theatre didn't really change the colors of their sign for da Bears. But I couldn't help tweak the sign in Photoshop. :)

Wandered around the city over the past couple days, taking lots of pictures of how Chicago decks out the town to celebrate the home team - Happy Super Bowl Day, folks!

The lions at the Art Institute.

BCBS Building changed its message every few days; last week it said "NFC CHAMPS".

Their message updated this week to "BEAR DOWN BEARS".

The Goodman Theatre, Washington Street side opposite the Daley Center.

The giant Picasso sculpture at Daley Plaza got in on the act, too.

The Merchandise Mart.

The CNA Building, viewed from inside the Loop (left) and from Grant Park (right). The shorter sides of the building say "XLI" with the Bears logo, and the sides say "SUPER BEARS".

Chicago River bridges are bathed in blue light, with the towers sporting orange lights in their windows.

Millennium Park is decked out in blue and orange.

Smurfit-Stone Building/150 N. Michigan Ave ... a simple "GO BEARS".

The lions at the Art Institute, all ready for scrimmage. The first set of helmets cracked in the intense Arctic cold, and had to be replaced. The new helmets will be given away in a contest in early spring. Fans have been flocking to the Art Institute at all hours of the day to take their picture with the lions.

The Wrigley Building.

The Michigan Avenue bridge sports a new addition - a Bears flag.

Looking west along the Chicago River from the Michigan Avenue bridge - the Unitrim bulding is decked out with a giant Bears logo while other buildings sport team colors.

The moose on the plaza next to the Tribune tower.

The Indian statue at the corner of South Michigan Avenue and Balbo gained a new blanket.

Second City, N. Wells & North Avenue.

The skyline - "Go Bears", "DA BEARS" (Prudential Building), "BEARS" (AON Building), "BEAR DOWN BEARS" (BCBS), Bears colors.

x-posted from my own journal. All pictures by me.

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