2014 06 02 - Hello Chicago :) by pixiemac

2014 06 02 - Hello Chicago :)

Chicago welcomed us with a crazy heavy rain storm, traffic was creeping along because the visibility was so poor, but within an hour......GLORIOUS SUNSHINE

We've had a wander around and loved what we have seen so far. Right now from our hotel room, we are looking at the Sears Tower, shame the hotel windows are so grubby and can't be opened for a shot! Here's a shot of the elevated train that serves Chicago
That railway has a name but I can't think of it! Chicago is a fabulous place!
June 3rd, 2014  
@maggiemae I believe you're thinking of the "El" - as in "El"evated Train. Chicago is one of my favorite cities. I hope you take a photo of the water tower on Michigan Avenue, Sarah. And you MUST get a Chicago style deep dish pizza. Personally Gino's East is my favorite!
June 3rd, 2014  
@stray_shooter Do you mean the wall of tumbling water, that has shallow water all around it? We are staying in the Essex Inn on Michigan Ave and had a brief walk around and saw a wall of water :) Pizza is my favourite main, so sounds like I am off to Gino's
June 3rd, 2014  
No, it's not so much a fountain, but more like a statue. 806 Michigan Ave. It's lit up at night, so grab your tripod and take an evening shot. From there, you're not too far from Gino's East. Very close to the Hancock building.
June 3rd, 2014  
I love all the architecture in Chicago. Right on the Chicago River are the "corn cobs" (Marina City I think is the official name) and the Wrigley building which is beautifully lit at night. Glorious sunset shots are available from the Michigan Ave bridge.
June 3rd, 2014  
WOW, you are seeing tons. You coming to Cincinnati per chance? Not that it is high on the tourist destinations, but just checking? Loving your trip photos!!!
June 3rd, 2014  
I've just seen the TILT viewing facility at the John Hancock Centre...........that I WILL be leaving to Craig......I think I would faint!!!!
June 3rd, 2014  
@amandal Sadly no Amanda, we have 4 nights in Chicago then we are back to England. I love America, if it wasn't for family back home, I would love to live here! Maybe next time we are here we could do Cincinnati
June 3rd, 2014  
@pixiemac I still have to see your side of the globe. I only know most of America, a bit of Canada, Mexico and Jamaica. Gotta get to Europe! I still don't even have a passport:(. Oh to have unlimited travel funds and time!
June 3rd, 2014  
@amandal We are travelling now because the kids have grown up and left home, so we have some of our money for us :) When you come to Europe, you are going to have to come to London, I'll meet you down there x
June 3rd, 2014  
@pixiemac I'd love that!!! Hurry up and grow up, kids!!;-) The day will come sooner than I expect, I'm sure!
June 3rd, 2014  
Great pov and an excellent capture. Enjoy your visit there. I've always wanted to visit Chicago.
June 3rd, 2014  
Love the architectural details...the lines and reflections too. A fave for me!
June 3rd, 2014  
Fabulous pic and great capture! I have always wanted to visit Chicago especially since seeing it through Taffy's eyes! Now I can see it through your eyes . Have to make do until I get there! Lol! Your holiday sounds and looks fantastic Sarah - enjoy your last few days! Love this shot - Fav!
June 3rd, 2014  
I knew this was Chicago right away -- it's an iconic image of our city! I like the way you've framed the train against all the square and glass of the buildings. Congrats and have a great time photographing. We get home tomorrow night -- if our paths don't cross, have a great time!
June 3rd, 2014  
Fabulous shot, enjoy your last few days. Looks like you had an awesome holiday and have enjoyed seeing your shots.
June 3rd, 2014  
A great pov for this shot - just slightly scary for me! (I am a total wimp!)
June 3rd, 2014  
Classic Chicago shot are you going to listen to any blues?
June 3rd, 2014  
A brilliant composition. Fav
June 3rd, 2014  
Great patterns
June 3rd, 2014  
Great shot
June 3rd, 2014  
Great lines and pov
June 3rd, 2014  
Lovely capture
June 3rd, 2014  
cool shot, enjoy Chicago!
June 3rd, 2014  
Lovely shot, enjoy Chicago.
June 3rd, 2014  
Hey, look, it's a pink line train! Enjoy the city!
June 3rd, 2014  
Great photo of the EL. If you have time, try to get to the Shedd Aquarium
June 4th, 2014  
Really cool composition.
June 4th, 2014  
Nice!
June 9th, 2014  
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