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Old August 2nd, 2012, 09:15 PM   #2541
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Yes, I agree, Chicago is extremely dense and balanced, and has magnificent buildings like Sears, Trump, and JH, but it just lacks the scale of Hong Kong, Shanghai, and New York. New York, Hong Kong, and Shanghai seem better to me from street level though, especially NY. I am a sucker for rivers and bridges, and don't get me wrong, Chicago is my 4th favorite skyline, and the lake is nice, but I just can't put it up there with those three.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 12:48 AM   #2542
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Wow Washington D.C? Really? It's nice but since nothing is allowed to be taller than the Capitol building there's not much of a skyline, although I do agree it's beautiful.
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I agree that the Mediterranean is very beautiful and in a league of its own, it being an ocean and having the perks that the sea can give But I also find the great lakes to be very special and beautiful in a different kind of way. This depends on where you go, but everything I go to lake Michigan I'm amazed by how clear the water is and also how far out you can go ( I love finding sandbars!) the lighthouses are something unique to the great lakes. And it's nice to not worry about sharks or any animals at all to be honest. I think if Chicago was on the ocean rather than a great lake it wouldn't be so special.
lol I've never heard of people fearing a shark before going to the beach

Also, the beaches in Chicago just didn't feel the same. It was easy to tell that they were artificially man-made.
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Mumbai is not in spain, and this isn't Mumbai. This is Powai, a far of suburb off mumbai. Very nice looking town in fact, I may consider moving there. completely non-existent 10 years ago, just grasslands then
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 05:42 AM   #2546
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Those buildings are rather tacky with their faux Greek temples on top.
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Those buildings are rather tacky with their faux Greek temples on top.
yeah, i don't like the top of those buildings either. I like the feel of the place though, very lively at night with good restaurants and nice scenery around with forest and lakes

edit: in fact, I take that back, the more I see it the more I'm starting to like it
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lol I've never heard of people fearing a shark before going to the beach

Also, the beaches in Chicago just didn't feel the same. It was easy to tell that they were artificially man-made.
Chicagoan beaches are not artificial. It's not salt water body an doesn't have a salt water ecosystem, that's probly what you felt, lack of life. There's nothing fake about the beaches in Chicago.
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Chicagoan beaches are not artificial. It's not salt water body an doesn't have a salt water ecosystem, that's probly what you felt, lack of life. There's nothing fake about the beaches in Chicago.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 07:10 AM   #2550
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I stand corrected! I'm still confused though. How arethe beaches artificially made? What happened to the real beaches? What did they do to artificially make them?
Sorry, I did some research and the arches are indeed artificial and the sand is from the bottom of lake Michigan. I found this strange since me, being from Michigan, know that beaches along the shore of Michigan are definitely not fake and have some of the largest sand dunes. I found out though that the water tends to push the sand west to east and Chicago, being in the west of course, did not have natural beaches.

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I found out though that the water tends to push the sand west to east and Chicago, being in the west of course, did not have natural beaches.
Chicago could always build a fake island and then get a naturally occurring sand beach.
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Chicago could always build a fake island and then get a naturally occurring sand beach.
Thats makes sense. I don't think it could collect enough for the entire shoreline though. I wonder what Chicago looked like before the sand, it would definitely have effected my opinion of its skyline. The John Hancock looks perfect from the sand!
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Thats makes sense. I don't think it could collect enough for the entire shoreline though. I wonder what Chicago looked like before the sand, it would definitely have effected my opinion of its skyline. The John Hancock looks perfect from the sand!
Michigan has some nice beaches, but a lot of them were really rocky and uncomfortable for me. There was a beach near portage, Indiana that was much better in my opinion. In fact, the Chicago skyline was even visible with a pair of binoculars from there.

As far as Chicagos beaches, you just have to look at them, they are awkwardly shaped, it doesn't look natural. and for the most part, it's very skinny, at times no more than 4-5 feet wide.

However, there are quite a few natural beaches in Lake Michigan, mainly along the southeastern portion (both smooth and natural), but chicago's are all fake
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Toronto seems more fortunate in this regard. It has the Toronto Islands and naturally occurring beaches on large stretches of its shoreline.


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Where we're you? Lake Michigan beaches on Michigan are all sandy no rocks what so ever. They're know for all they're dunes. Lake Hurron and beaches in the upper peninsula are the rocky ones. With binoculars and the height of the dunes it's not uncommon to see the Chicago skyline from there. Even when I go to grand haven I can see the Milwaukee skyline from here.
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Definitely agree. The sand at woodbine was lovely, but the water was a bit chilly the month I went. We played some volleyball there instead though, still had a good time, and it was a bright sunny day fortunately
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Where we're you? Lake Michigan beaches on Michigan are all sandy no rocks what so ever. They're know for all they're dunes. Lake Hurron and beaches in the upper peninsula are the rocky ones. With binoculars and the height of the dunes it's not uncommon to see the Chicago skyline from there. Even when I go to grand haven I can see the Milwaukee skyline from here.
The beaches I went on the south-east side were smooth, could swim comfortably. Not far from Harrisville however it wasn't the same. in fact I scraped my back pretty badly over there
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Definitely agree. The sand at woodbine was lovely, but the water was a bit chilly the month I went. We played some volleyball there instead though, still had a good time, and it was a bright sunny day fortunately
Too bad, the water has been about 22C for over a month now. I usually don't go in till the end of June, but usually head to the beaches on the Toronto Islands.
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