Ah, Chicago and its skyscrapers… Once you are there, you can’t miss all these huge buildings.. they are everywhere ! If you are an architecture lover, this city is for you. If you are not… well, believe me, you will still enjoy yourself :-) Chicago was the beginning of our road trip around Lake Michigan (for those who’ve missed it : here)
We’ve heard a lot of good things about the Architecture tour (run by the Architecture foundation), especially from a blind guy we met in Mount Rainier (I know, right !?). He recommended the tour to us, so we took a ticket and we cruised on the canals. It was so interesting to learn about all the buildings, especially the different styles, the evolution from contrete to steel and glass. The weather that afternoon was a bit cloudy, but the tour was awesome !
I was impressed by several of them, including the Aqua, with the special balcony design, the NBC tower, with its famous art Deco style and the Marina city, a “corn cob” shape building that was very famous several decades ago :-)
We ate our first cheesecake at the cheesecake factory and that was a memorable experience :-) The portions were way too big, but it was really good !! I lost my phone over there, but I didn’t realize it straight away. When I went back, I found it under the table, pffff… I was so scared ;-) We also had a quick look at the Navy Pier, another famous Chicago landmark. We didn’t stay for too long over there, it was too busy for our liking but I can tell you that the public toilets were quite nice !
Do you have a favourite building in Chicago ?