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Old July 5th, 2010, 12:36 AM   #1
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Chicago, Niagra Falls and Toronto

My trip to Chicago, train journey to Buffalo and then a taxi ride across the border to niagra Falls and then Toronto followed by a last night in Chicago before flying home.

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We arrived lateish and couldnt find a taxi after getting off the train from the airport (rush hour) so had to walk in the pouring rain to the hotel. here is the view, somewhere in the gloom is the Sears Tower!

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Classic Chicago river architectural trip

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Was really impressed by the scale of this building

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Old July 5th, 2010, 10:32 AM   #2
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Very nice photos of Chicago so far; i will wait for the rest
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Old July 6th, 2010, 05:14 AM   #3
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Excellent pics! I also look forward to Niagara and Toronto photos!
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Old July 6th, 2010, 11:20 AM   #4
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Thank you

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Loved this area, quite unique and very modern. They were practasing do went for a hot dog...or rather a chicago style hot dog. I think the definition of Chicago style is lots more of everything whether its need/wanted or not lol

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This stretch of historic buildings reminded me of the bund in Shanghai

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Love this building

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Old July 8th, 2010, 12:09 PM   #5
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Hada lovely afternoon tea here

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Old July 8th, 2010, 07:15 PM   #6
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Despite the awful weather your pics look wonderful!

Keep posting.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 07:32 PM   #7
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This thread inspired me! I want to do exactly the same trip!
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Old July 9th, 2010, 04:00 AM   #8
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What a spectacular city!!!


The Transportation building is a monsterrr!!!
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Old July 9th, 2010, 09:24 AM   #9
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Thansk for the comments, very easy to organise Nightsky so i would go for it if i was you!

Rush hour on the bridges

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View from my balcony once the mists cleared up

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unbelievable number of people going to the museums!

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Old July 9th, 2010, 09:53 AM   #10
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Cardiff was this trip this year or in your 09 trip? I can't see the photos from work.
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Old July 9th, 2010, 10:20 AM   #11
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Really awesome, great photos cardiff
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Old July 10th, 2010, 01:04 PM   #12
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Great shots, I can see the weather is better in the last ones. Is it very expensive to go between Chicago, Toronto and Niagara Falls the way you did?
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Old July 10th, 2010, 07:08 PM   #13
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These shots are 1337
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Old July 11th, 2010, 12:44 AM   #14
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Great photos!
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Old July 11th, 2010, 12:58 AM   #15
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Chicago. IMO the most beautiful city in North America. It changes radically from winter to summer heh (I was there in the winter), but still looks awesome. The building-canyon in the Chicago river is really jawdropping. I couldn't get out of that place.

Thank you for the pics, let's see what you got from TO too.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 03:27 AM   #16
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i like it very much 8
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Old July 16th, 2010, 12:13 AM   #17
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bnk - this was 09, just taken me a while to upload

Thanks Christos, always nice to have apreciation for the time it takes to post pics

Nightsky - it is as expensive as you want it to be, if you are in the states then flying wont cost too much but the train journey can be cheap with simply sleeping in reclining seats or you can get a cabin like i did (I had second from best which was ample but he one above was twice the size).

schmidt - i agree that Chicago is my favourite USA city so far (i have others to see), its a nice mix of big city but isnt too large (like New york) that you feel unconnected to it, but then i always rate cities similar sized to Chicago higher than bigger cities (except London ). I would also say that the river goes a long way to give me that impression, its Chicagos trump card.

Thanks to everyone for your kind comments, now more pics

Weather was alot better

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Unfortunately the glass deck opened a week after i left, but the views were still great

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Old July 16th, 2010, 03:53 PM   #18
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Chicago's such a clean and organized city, nice mix of young and old architecture sitting right on the river.. just great.
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It actually sits on a lake.....
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Old July 17th, 2010, 09:49 AM   #20
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Chicago sits on a lake and straddles a river.
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