"Majestic Capital of the MidWest." Chicago by dircelo

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Singapore of the North?

I love Chicago in particular because of its sky scraper skyline. It is the mix of old and new buildings which makes it spectactular to walk through the city centre. And it is ever changing, more and more buildings are popping up. It makes me always wonder what are people doing for a living who live in the sky scrapers...

Not only along Michigan Avenue, but also at State Street, North & Clyborn and in the suburbs are many shopping possibilities in existance.
I say in the asian malls you can escape the heat. In Chicagos malls you may warm up from the cold. (In summertime of course also chill)

Plenty of restaurants, bars also make it a great spot to relax, hang out.
Please enjoy!

easy transportation

Unlike other american cities there is also a good public transport system, and if you stay in the city I recommend taking the Red Line.

Even from or to the O'Hare airport you could go by Blue Line underground train.

Culture

Check out the museums, the Zoo, the Botanical Garden in Northbrook, the Synfonic Orchestra, theatres, landmarks, plenty of information to scroll through.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:cleaner and quieter than New York
  • Cons:not as fast as New York
  • In a nutshell:something to do all year around!
  • Last visit to Chicago: Jan 2006
  • Intro Written Jan 13, 2006
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  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2006 at 12:03 PM

    Outstanding presentation of my favorite city, Chicago. Your shopping tips are marvelous, and your use of extra photos is really good. I have that same photo of Christmas tree at the Palmer House! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

  • spgood301's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2006 at 2:47 PM

    Very nice Chicago page...I think it's got the nicest architecture in the US

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2006 at 2:26 PM

    Just stopped back for more review and ratings. Saw one of your tips on front page of VT this eve. You've done a fantastic job with your night time photos and architecture shots. You can be proud.

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