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All photo's taken from my trip in April. Fantastic city, I loved it.

Coming into land over the Illinois coastline and Lake Michigan. It is simply amazing how big the lake is!

Some suburbs from plane

Views from hotel window


General views around town



The El

Under the El






I believe this was ABC (or some other channel) news in action drawing crowds

More buildings

Big John







Views from John Hancock observatory




Looking north



Looking west



Shame about the bottom corner of this photo

View of the loop from the (shitty) navy pier

I loved these bridges, reminded me of Al Capone/prohibition era



Mural in Pilsen

Around Chinatown


amusing crap in windows

Unloading golden lions


A few more




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Hope you enjoyed.
 

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Yeah it was outside the modern art gallery (cant remember the street), pretty cool i thought.
 

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Well I just thought the Pier was uninteresting and slightly tacky. Was just like being on Brighton pier, which trust me is tacky. I'd rather see some real Chicago.
 

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^^ Navy Pier sucks. It has nothing to do with Chicago, it's just a tourist trap. Now that I think about it Chicago is not the only major American city to have a waterfront tourist trap: NYC (South Street Seaport), SF (Fisherman's Wharf), Miami (Bayside Marketplace), etc.
 

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^^ Yes, of course, how could I forget. There's also Harborplace (Baltimore), Steel Pier (Atlantic City), Waterside (Norfolk, VA), Channelside (Tampa), Shoot the Freak (Brooklyn some time ago)

And of course, Downtown Disney which is the parody of Navy Pier.
 

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Well one thing good about been on that pier are the great views of the skyline. So it is worth it to go there just for that. ;)
Seriously. The commercialization and tawdry atmosphere may suck but the views surely do not and are worth the price alone.
 
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