Thursday, December 15, 2011

Staycation with Dogs: Dome Walking Tour

When we went on a trip this summer, we realized that the best part of traveling was discovering new things we enjoy, then bringing them back to our everyday life...with our pooches. One of the main things we did  was walk around gawking at the amazing architectural designs and domed Cathedrals.
Then we realized, this is we actually live in a neighborhood filled with Chicago landmark domed cathedrals. In Ukrainian Village there are several beautiful European-style cathedrals nestled amongst the homes in a few block area. With the multi onion domes, gold-leafing and enormous mosiacs, it's almost like we stumbled into a far away land:
The cathedrals encompass a few-block area with beautiful tree-lined streets, because since we have to take the walks anyway, we might as well make them interesting:

10 comments:

Kerri said...

I do the same thing. There's a really beautiful stone church just around the corner from our home with a lovely walled garden behind, and I often walk that way just for the views. Plus Milo loves running up and down stairs, so we do the church stairs as a fun obstacle course. He's like my own four-legged Rocky Balboa.

Kate said...

There are so many different interesting areas in Chicago! It's great that you guys are able to check it all out with the pups.

Two French Bulldogs said...

You guys make the best tour guides
Benny & Lily

waldobungie said...

I love those cathedrals! Every time I've driven past them while visiting, I always tell myself that I'll stop and check them out. I never have though. Maybe next time?

Tucker The Crestie said...

Those cathedrals are gorgeous. So nice that you have them there to enjoy while you walk!

A&A Friese said...

Gorgeous pictures. Also I love that Mr. B is confident enough to wear purple, and boy does he wear it well!

jet said...

that looks very pretty!!! we need to take a leaf out of your book and go walking in some different places - though we are going to stick to the usual route while we get Barbie used to her booties :)

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

Pretty cool to act like a tourist in your own home town. We don't do it nearly enough here in DC--so there's still plenty to discover! I love bringing the dogs to monuments.

Roo said...

Your fish-eye photo gave me a big smiley! :D Mom just luvs interesting architecture. She remembers when she was in Chicago many years ago how many different styles are there. Great eye candy place you have :)

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Two Grad Students and a Pittie said...

i really marveled at all the architecture when i was there!

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