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Focus on the Conservatory

By Olivia Leigh in Miscellaneous on Apr 30, 2007 4:40PM


Along with what seemed like half of Chicago, we headed down to Lincoln Park yesterday to check out the conservatory, a building we've somehow failed to check out, despite living relatively close by. Although the sweat-inducing humidity didn't make the conservatory the best choice for a hot day, the space was nevertheless a wonderful urban oasis, brightly lit, calming, and full of exotic orchids and even oranges.

We're sure we'll return for more photo opportunities, especially during cooler months, but the lake and the Nature Museum's Butterfly Haven are still tops on our list for the best places to escape the traffic and noise of the city. Where do you head when you need a break?

Focus is a weekly photography feature showcasing photographs by a staff member, Olivia Leigh, that illustrate different aspects, areas or events in the city.