Back in June, I had to travel to Chicago briefly for work – needless to say I took a camera with me, albeit the wife’s new point and shoot, which to be honest I am disappointed in, with lower contrast, grainier images and more distortion than the old one, despite being higher spec (both Canon Ixus models).
This was the first time in the US for me, so was a bit of an adventure. Without doubt, older Amercian architecture is very distinctive, and in many cases stunning. Even some of the modern buildings are impressive, if only for their scale.
There is more to Chicago than just the architecture though – sculpture seems to be a big thing here. I had seen “Cloud Gate” (aka the Bean) on tv before, and to be honest thought little of it. I stand corrected though, as I was simply captivated by it when seeing it in person – every step you take, the reflections offer a new perspective on the city.
Some other sculptures …
Overall Chicago is a nice city, though I got the feeling there wasn’t much more to see than the above, and a walk down Michigan Ave, aside from going up one of the towers, or to Wrigley Field which I didn’t do. If I get a chance to go back though, I’ll be sure to take the proper camera with me. 😉