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Old January 17th, 2010, 08:57 PM   #1
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Chicago in 51 photos - Jan 4th & 5th

Hey guys!

I'm here to show you guys some of my impressions and pictures of my last (and first) visit to Chicago. Chicago is a gorgeous city, with stunning architecture and filled with skyscrapers. I really fell in love with the city and it's my favorite in the US. The only downside was that the Loop looked extremely empty after 6pm (I know, it's a business district) and most restaurants were closed after 9:30pm!

Despite of that, the view of the skyline from the Adler Planetarium was just amazing and the Millenium Park is so beautiful. The weather was not so great and it was quite chilly (-13c; +8f), but at least it wasn't windy at all!

So here you are the pics:

1 - View from the hotel


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4 - The loop


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6 - Buildings around Millenium Park


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8 - Chicagoans: how do you call this mirror bean?


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12 - Michigan Avenue seen from Millenium Park


13 - Inside the giant bean heh


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17 - On the bridge in the Millenium Park


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19 - One of Chicago River's many bridges


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21 - Trump Tower


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23 - Buildings on the Chicago River's shores, spectacular views!


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26 - Magnificent Mile


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28 - John Hancock


29 - One of the few old buildings around


30 - View from John Hancock's Observatory


31 - Navy Pier


32 - Lakeshore Drive and beaches (quite appealing, aren't they? )


33 - Rooftops


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39 - Sears Tower


40 - View from the hotel at night


41 - United Center


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44 - Skyline


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47 - And finally, some pictures with better weather


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I hope you guys enjoyed it!
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Old January 17th, 2010, 09:33 PM   #2
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QUITE CHILLY??? -13C is an extreme...
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Old January 17th, 2010, 10:36 PM   #3
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QUITE CHILLY??? -13C is an extreme...
Well yeah, maybe quite cold would have been better. But again, it didn't feel too bad because of the lack of wind!
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Old January 17th, 2010, 11:14 PM   #4
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Well yeah, maybe quite cold would have been better. But again, it didn't feel too bad because of the lack of wind!
well how cold does your winter get in Brazil usually?
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Old January 17th, 2010, 11:23 PM   #5
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well how cold does your winter get in Brazil usually?
+5c is usually the coldest temperature in the winter, sometimes we get 0 degrees, like this year. But we're not comparing Midwestern winters with Brazilian winters, right? Also, I spent some days in New York before going to Chicago, so I was already getting used to the low temp.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 11:50 PM   #6
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I LOVE the Windy City! Great photos! Well done Schmidt.
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Old January 18th, 2010, 12:13 AM   #7
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Job well done schmidt. I hope you enjoyed your stay. Perhaps you can try out the cit some time again in summertime.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 08:03 AM   #8
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very nice. thanks for sharing
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Old January 20th, 2010, 07:03 PM   #9
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I cannot see them because of bandwidth exceeded, but probably should be great photos... i will wait to see them
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