Friday, May 27, 2011

Chicago - My Kind Of Town - Part 1

Hello again,
I was looking through our past posts and realized that I have not put any picture up from Chicago. We've put pictures up from all around the country, and haven't even thought about putting up any from one of the best cities in the country. So here we go.

We rented some bikes from Navy Pier and started North. We found a snack vender right by the lakefront and had lunch. That was a good start to a fun lakeside day in Chicago.

From the North we headed South past all of Chicago and ended up by the Adler Planetarium. It was such a sunny day in June, but we were still cold. Boy you have to love that Chicago weathere

The Bean, as we call it here in Chicago. Cloudgate is the actual name. Very cool new attraction in Millennium Park. Great spot for photos and people watching

I love taking shots that have the old and new buildings in them. Here we have the Water Tower building in front, and the Hancock Building in the back. They say the Water Tower is haunted, each time I walk past I look for the ghost in the window. Maybe next time.

I can't remember which building downtown this is, but all over the sides they have these statues standing guard over the city.

Another old and new shot. This one has the Wrigley building in the front, and the new Trump Tower in the back. This section of Chicago has some of the best old time architecture.

Proof that Chicago is still the Windy City.

More classic architecture.

A couple shots of the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier. Can't wait to get back down there this year after the new Margaritaville opens up. We'll spend a whole day down there, and get some great photos.

One last shot for this entry, looking back at Chicago. In the lower right hand corner you'll see the Drake Hotel. It is hard to believe that this 10 story hotel once dominated the skyline. If you ever have chance, go ride the elevators, they have couches in them.

That is it for now, stay tuned for more, and keep that shutter moving.
Joe and Nikki

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