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Old October 9th, 2008, 08:01 PM   #21
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Very nice pics
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Old October 9th, 2008, 09:56 PM   #22
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Exciting to see the people and buildings below the skyscrapers for once...looks more lively and more european than you could expect
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Old October 10th, 2008, 04:00 AM   #23
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European? I think the city is as American as it gets. I am surprised that you would not expect tons of people at street level.

Anyway, that is a compliment so thank you very much.

Are there any European cities that you think might look American?
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Old October 10th, 2008, 06:55 AM   #24
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These were awesome photos!! I liked that you caught a lot of the living aspects of the city, not just towers.

I also love this shot with the man wearing the Seattle Supersonics backpack
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Old October 10th, 2008, 07:43 AM   #25
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thanks!
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Old October 10th, 2008, 08:26 AM   #26
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Exciting to see the people and buildings below the skyscrapers for once...looks more lively and more european than you could expect
just out of curiosity, why would you describe the city as "european"?
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Old October 10th, 2008, 09:47 AM   #27
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great work
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Old October 10th, 2008, 06:12 PM   #28
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I was curious about that European comment too just because I think Chicago is classic Americana.

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Old October 10th, 2008, 07:01 PM   #29
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I was curious about that European comment too just because I think Chicago is classic Americana.

Thanks!
I completely agree with you. Chicago resembles everything I'd expect from an American city. A modern city full of American skyscrapers. By 'European', I think Nightsky was referring to all the cafes on the sidewalks/streets which resembles something you'd typically see in many European cities. Architecturally though it pretty much has NOTHING in common with Europe.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 07:33 PM   #30
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Outdoor cafes have sprung up in just about every US city with downtown inhabitants. Especially those in the Northeast Megapolis down to Miami and on the West from Seattle to San Diego. In the past 10 years this trend has really taken off and I think it has to do with European influences. Chicago does have some English looking rowhomes in the Gold Coast. Chicago's immense scale though is American.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 01:14 PM   #31
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checked these pics out again... I really like them
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Old October 13th, 2008, 01:40 AM   #32
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Old October 14th, 2008, 04:04 AM   #33
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Are there any streetcars left in Chicago?
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Old October 14th, 2008, 04:59 AM   #34
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Are there any streetcars left in Chicago?
No. Unfortunately....

Anyway, fantastic pics. It looks as if you enjoyed your stay. Too bad it was a bit unseasonably cool the days you stayed... Oh well this weekend was unseasonably warm. In fact it was 86F/30C at Midway airport yesterday afternoon.
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The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
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Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
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But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
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Old October 14th, 2008, 05:14 AM   #35
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excellent thread! See any Cub fans leaping off any observation decks?
If there were any I hope they took a Crew fan with them.







Awesome photos by the way.
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Old October 14th, 2008, 05:38 PM   #36
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Thanks for the pix philadweller. I especially like the nighttime pix of Boystown.
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Old October 14th, 2008, 10:23 PM   #37
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Great pics! This restaurant just opened up this year. I LOVE all of the plants they have outside. I would love for this to become more of a trend with other restaurants. Some of them do a decent job with plants & flowers in their outdoor eating areas, but this place takes it to a completely different level. I think it was a great way to grab people's attentions and get them to try the place out. The only negative is that it does take up some space on the sidewalk for pedestrians, but I'll take that if it means lots of greenery to break up the monotony of asphalt, concrete, stone, & brick.
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Old October 15th, 2008, 12:15 AM   #38
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Seattle has a lot of greenery like this on its sidewalks. Thanks again.
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Old October 15th, 2008, 04:27 AM   #39
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Great job, Philadweller. I love looking through pictures that visitors take- I find it fascinating to see my city through the eyes of a non-chicagoan. You did some great work, especially in the neighborhoods. I hope you enjoyed visiting.
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Old October 15th, 2008, 09:50 AM   #40
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New Yorkers are impatient, friendly, nosey, fashionable, emotional and neurotic. They have ADD get bored easy and like to flip the channel. They are go getters and very self motivated. Lots of happy singles in Manhattan. New Yorkers have no time for lollygaggers and have no patience for people blocking their brisk flow on the sidewalk. New Yorkers think of their city as a vehicle to get ahead in life. New Yorkers are the antennae of America picking up on things before they become trendy. Major pot city even the Wall Streeters love their doobies. There is a very heavy Jewish influence in New York. New York is really the only city that matters to New Yorkers in the US. Paris and London they would consider as part of their food chain. Manhattanites go into a dangerous shock when off the island. New Yorkers like attention. Martini town.

Philadelphians are content with their routines, frugal, and like to talk. They are insecure about their city to a certain degree but if someone puts dear old Philadelphia down they will be the first to defend it. Philadelphia thinks of itself as an old oak tree that can never be knocked down and is steeped with roots so deep that any change could be traumatic. The Comcast building is a shock to Philadelphians and has burst their small town bubble like a poor man winning big in the lottery. Philadelphians are quirky, gritty, and stylish in a non-pretentious way. Thrift store chic. The working class look is big even for the rich. Most every Philadelphian has a tattoo. Philadelphians are anti-franchise and prefer to patronize their local establishments. Foodie heaven. Philadelphians are very aware of their territory and each block is like a big family. The city seems self governed. The sidewalks are in shambles but thanks to its homeowners there are flowerboxes everywhere. Philly has a lot of potheads and hippies that refuse to change with the times. Philly loves its music. Philly has a bit of Midwestern and Southern flavor for a Northeastern city. Beer town.

Chicagoans are very proud of their city. Strangers will spend a few hours gladly showing you their city. People smile a lot in Chicago and the pace is half that of Manhattan. Chicagoans are rabid sports fans. There is a geeky chic feel to the city, they are smart but not snotty. Chicagoans are very sincere, polite and friendly but will try almost anything. They seem like model citizens but there is a kinky side to the city that is very refreshing. Chicago has a nice balance of blue collar and white collar. Chicagoans are very optimistic and complain a lot less than Philadelphians or New York. Chicago is a giant experimental laboratory where ferris wheels and red skyscrapers are welcome. Chicago also has very tight knit communities amidst the steel edifices. Chicago loves its meat and potatoes. Comfort food haven. Beer town. If I was not American I would think that Chicago is the friendliest city in the States.
Love this analysis.
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