Monday, April 5, 2010

Chicago Curiosities Continues!

I'm still in the midst of taking photographs and writing entries for my book Chicago Curiosities (Globe Pequot Press / December 2010). Took a quick trip up to the Windy City yesterday and came across this unusual sculpture.

It did not seem to have a sign or plaque explaining what it is or who created it. I am embarrassed to say I don't know the exact location, except that I came across it not far from Union Station.

If you can tell me and I can verify what you say, I will send you a copy of my book It Happened in Chicago!


  1. That's Calder's Flamingo in Chicago's Federal Plaza.

  2. I think that's what it is, anyway. I found it on Wikipedia.

  3. Way to go, Corrine! You're right. I thought about trying to do a search but I didn't know quite what to put in the search field. Just send me an email with your mailing address and I'll send It Happened in Chicago to you.

    sm_cohn (at)

  4. When I think of Chicago I think of the Polar Bear Statue, a memorial to the 339th / 5th Infantry Division who fought in Archangle, Russia in 1919 well after WWI ended. People have forgot or never heard to that small war after WWI.