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Old May 28th, 2013, 07:52 PM   #1
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Chicago - iding the CTA

First photo thread all year and i have to admit this is probably my favorite one ever. So for my birthday my wonderful wife decided to book us a vacation to Chicago with a couple nights stay at the Aqua downtown. The room was on the sw corner of 9th floor with a nice view of the park and a view down towards Aon tower.
It was a great view and the hotel was pretty nice, lots of convienent stuff near by. BIg thanks to Tom in Chicago and Hayward. Both were awesome tour guides and showed us everything chicago really has to offer. We hit so many neighborhoods: pilsen, chinatown, little italy, little mexico, lakeshore, evanston, wilmette and tons more...
There was so much to take in after a while I had to just put the camera down and soak it all in. Weather was sort of overcast the first couple days so I didnt get any really good pics until day 3. But there are lots of good shots. I wish I could have got more night shots but traveling with my tripod was too much of an issue. But I managed to grab a few.
The thread is pretty heavy in the landscape/cityscape department but there are some people pics from the club on Sunday night. Smart Bar goes off even with a small crowd.

Check out my first trip to Chicago. This was the reason I bought a better camera.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=183697

Here's some beat. Enjoy the trip.


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Old May 28th, 2013, 08:00 PM   #2
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Amazing! You've captured this great city perfect. One more city to put on my to-visit list. Keep them coming mate!

PS: I hope you liked the Belgian beer!
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Old May 28th, 2013, 08:31 PM   #3
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Great photos for amazing Chicago ..
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Old May 28th, 2013, 08:49 PM   #4
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Nice shots, will you post some more?
I hope you will. And there will be some places, that are in the 'less touristy' areas.
Chicago is a bit more than the Loop and the nice 'north'.
Although you showed some 'rusty' places it gives a glimpse of the different faces of the city.
One more thing. Don't put 10 000 pics in one post, plizzz. Cut them in many single posts. It's easier to look at.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 09:38 PM   #5
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Fabulous travelogue of your time in Chicago. Great stuff!
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Old May 29th, 2013, 02:53 AM   #6
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@benonie - me and Belgian beer have been good friend for a while.

@dr luay - thanks!

@fab - cool story bro. What else you want to see? I hit everything from uc to wilmette. My bro lives in wilmette.

@jane - thanks girl. Sorry it's been so long since I posted. Hope this makes up for it : )
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Old May 29th, 2013, 09:22 AM   #7
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Awesome pictures diskojoe
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Old May 29th, 2013, 07:33 PM   #8
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Awesome pictures diskojoe
Thanks.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 09:06 PM   #9
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Awesome, very nice photos from Chicago
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Old May 30th, 2013, 12:56 AM   #10
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Awesome, very nice photos from Chicago
Thank you sir!
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Old June 1st, 2013, 10:36 PM   #11
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Awesome city!
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Old June 2nd, 2013, 02:11 AM   #12
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Great photos. I wish that Chitown's skyline wasn't so boxy though.

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Old June 2nd, 2013, 04:18 AM   #13
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Great urban feel
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Old June 2nd, 2013, 04:49 AM   #14
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Excellent shots of Chicago!
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fantastic photos and great composition too specially the skyscrapers.
I couldn't ask for more.
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Old June 27th, 2013, 05:24 AM   #17
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Excellent shots of Chicago!
Thanks. I might be back in town soon, possibly on a permanent basis.
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Bump, cause 933 views just isnt enough.
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