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No, and I'm not talking about OHare airport. I am on vacation and had a 3 hour layover at OHare on my way to St Louis. I daringly took the blue line to downtown Chicago. Knowing that the clock was ticking (and the huge risk of missing my flight that I was taking), I walked around briskly, west to Wells St. and up to Wacker, then east back to State. I then walked to Millennium park and briefly walked to Lakeshore East. I then hurried back, got on the 'L, and made it back to Ohare. Everything turned out okay.

Was it crazy? Sure. But then, I'm a bit crazy about Chicago, and I rarely ever get to be there. Not 1,000 of the best pictures by anyone comes within even a mile of the effect the city actually has on you in person. To the average pedestrian, just the scale of the city, esp downtown, is awe-inspiring. It was probably a bit of a silly venture that I took yesterday but it was TOTALLY worth it.

Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. :)

PS: BTW, I really like the Clark/Lake parking garage. You can't even tell, plus it's loaded with ground-level retail
 

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qwerty1324 said:
Did you make it to Bridgeport Village?
U obviously didn't read his post 2 clearly. Why in the hell would he attempt to make it to Bridgeport Village? He daringly to the El downtown, walked around quickly and headed back to the airport.
 

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The Urban Politician said:
Was it crazy? Sure. But then, I'm a bit crazy about Chicago, and I rarely ever get to be there.
Urban Politician, you don't have to get to the Windy City often to be considered the 100%, unequivocable,true blue, real Chicagoan that you are!
 

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JivecitySTL said:
What are you doing in Saint Louis?
Visiting my brother. It's a good time I've had on this vacation. St Louis is very nice, a good urban environment--littered, however, with far too much suburban crap. St Louis has lost much of its urban integrity with the exception of great hoods like Central West End (where my bro lives--in fact, I write this message right now from the "Coffee Cartel" in Central West End.
Also good are the Hill, Clayton, Delmar Loop, and a few others.
 

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The Urban Politician said:
Visiting my brother. It's a good time I've had on this vacation. St Louis is very nice, a good urban environment--littered, however, with far too much suburban crap. St Louis has lost much of its urban integrity with the exception of great hoods like Central West End (where my bro lives--in fact, I write this message right now from the "Coffee Cartel" in Central West End.
Also good are the Hill, Clayton, Delmar Loop, and a few others.
I remember the Coffee Cartel very well from my college days. Used to live right up the street on Maryland. Coffee Cartel is right next to the former home of MPO'reilly's.
 
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