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Old November 9th, 2006, 08:53 AM   #1
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Chicago by hkskyline - Part 1

Chicago has been on my to-visit list for quite some time. I found a cheap airfare and decided to fly off for a break. I was very amazed at the city's focus on architecture, and the building inventory. My feet are still dead from so much walking!

1. Hello Chicago on a cloudy day!

3. A tropical paradise in Chicago

5. I was able to secure a special pass that allowed me free access to almost all of Chicago's key museums. Right after I dropped off my luggage, I dashed to the Field Museum for a detailed visit.

8. The waterfront area is very nicely done, and a great place for a stroll.

10. I didn't get much co-operation from the skies during my visit. I only got half a day of clear skies, and I was madly taking pictures that morning.

15. The water looks so serene.

17. I was a little too late to see the water flow through Buckingham Fountain.

19. Chicago has an amazing stock of historic skyscrapers. I did a lot of intense walking within the Loop to absorb the sights. Here are some modern and old buildings :

26. I've been up Sears Tower before, but the weather wasn't so great 6 years ago. This time, I planned to visit Sears in the morning and John Hancock in the afternoon.

32. Due to a special request from a fellow forumer, here is Trump UC.

33. Next door are some historic buildings .. what a contrast it will be!

35. The Magnificent Mile is well-manicured with gardens, shrubs, and flowers planted along a lot of the sidewalk edges. It's quite a beautiful sight and other cities can learn from this simple, yet effective, urban beautification technique.

41. Unfortunately, by the time I got to Hancock, the skies clouded over.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 10:09 AM   #2
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Amazing shots ! Another kind of style pics for the great city - Chicago , and I'd say these colourful images are impressive !
We looked at mountains until dawn, and then when dawn came, it was too pretty for me - there was pink and blue and gold, in the sky, and on icy places, brilliant pink and gold flashes, and the snow was colored too, and I said," Oh," and sighed; and each moment was more beautiful than the one before; and I said, " I love you, Momma." Then I fell asleep in her arms.
That was happiness then.

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Old November 9th, 2006, 10:41 AM   #3
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Very nice photos. Chicago has some very sharp buildings. past, present and future.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 03:23 PM   #4
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Great pics! I would really like to see more Chicago streetscapes, all you get to see these days is the skyline. I´m glad that you showed a little of the ground level too.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 03:41 PM   #5
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awesome no pics from jh center
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Old November 10th, 2006, 12:48 AM   #6
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This series of pics are so good and sooo nice....Chicago is just great, with indeed so many stiles of architecture!! GREAT
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Old November 10th, 2006, 02:47 AM   #7
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Awesome! I love Chicago!
You've taken some really good shots!
Baltimore, my hometown.
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Old November 10th, 2006, 04:33 AM   #8
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Looks like you enjoyed the Field Museum. I agree with you about the sidewalk gardens hk, they really are something special. I wish Ny had that all over the way Chicago seems to have them all up and down the mag mile and even throughout the surrounding area's around RiverNorth even the Loop. Chicago is so well-groomed. Truely a remarkeable city with a spectacular collection of architecture, character all it's own, and wonderful people and you have captured all ofit well as you usually do with all the cities you display for us here.
Completely attached to New York but completely in love with Chicago.

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Old November 10th, 2006, 04:38 AM   #9
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Nice work, hk. I like the captions--it's always nice hearing the perspective of a visitor to the city.
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Old November 14th, 2006, 06:47 AM   #10
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I was wondering when you were finally going to come to Chicago
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Old November 14th, 2006, 06:59 AM   #11
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was that a nurf ball in the garden?
go silver line go!!!
...go aqua line go???

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Nice shots!
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