A wide view from our “Chicago Architecture River Cruise”.
During our recent trip to America, Matthew and I had one and a half days to briefly look at Chicago. Here are a few photos taken during our walk on a rather brisk (fairly freezing) spring day.
I will remember Chicago as a city of flowers. I have never seen such a wealth of beautiful flower displays on major city streets as I saw here.
The spectacular tulips grabbed my attention.
I was continually aiming my camera down…
…and back up again!
The banner says “Chicago. We’re glad you’re here!” And we were glad as well. I photographed the sun just to prove it was out. It didn’t appear to have much heat in it though.
Matt in front of Trump Tower. Matt’s hat outed him as a tourist…(most probably from Australia).
Did somebody say the word Trump? (Just seein’)
This caught my eye. It was at the entrance of a shopping centre. It was quite a jolt – reminding me graphically that guns are real and plentiful in America. No, I had never seen a sign like this before and I have been to many countries.
Imposing steel bridges cross the Chicago River at regular intervals.
What a great city if you love architecture.
On reflection: a cityscape within a wall of glass.
A touch of elegance to finish which brings to my mind Fred Astaire. The dress in this display window is made of chain mail!
Our glimpse was enough to fuel our curiosity and enthusiasm to return. Chicago seemed like the modern gleaming city, embracing high rise living and looking towards the future while retaining gorgeous buildings from many past eras. “Futuristic”, says Matthew.
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