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Looking Chicago up & down

After seven days of the EAA Airventure in Oshkosh I was pretty exhausted but I had one more full day in Chicago so I once again went into the city to explore. Having ticked “The Bean” off my list it was the day of the buildings.

Those of you who know me or have followed me will know that I love to go to the top of things be it a tree, mountain or skyscraper. Therefore going to the Skydeck on the 103rd of the continue reading and 7 more photos

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Cloud Gate aka The Bean

So I was passing through Chicago on my way to Oshkosh and figured why not spend a few days in the city that I’ve heard of, read about and seen on TV. If you google Chicago images your screen is likely to be filled with images of a large silver sculpture called Cloud Gate that has been nicknamed “The Bean” because of it’s bean-like shape. This structure was so intriguing it was immediately moved to the top of my list of must see sights in Chicago.

Having caught a train into town, and without a map or much of an idea where anything was, I emerged from Union Station and walked towards the water, Lake Michigan. That’s when I came across continue reading and 6 more photos