Chicago – living up to its reputation

If you travel enough stuff happens- fact! My first trip to Chicago was hit by lost bags from Europe, horrible journey on Amtrak cardinal from New York, 'top' hotel lacking a few essentials, and FREEZING wind and snow. Maybe April isn't the best time to catch Chicago with good walking and exploring weather but at least it had wonderful museums.

None of this dented the wish to return at another time of year and see more or what what the feel of a great city. The abundance of public art, statement architecture, and friendly buzz was a winning formula. So here goes with a some of my favourite shots.


I love the sign!

The 'bean' in millennium park is so very photogenic.





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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

8 thoughts on “Chicago – living up to its reputation”

  1. It was way colder than we anticipated, which makes is sound like wimps but locals say they have had the longest, coldest winter in a long time. Would like to revisit when the temperature is higher. Thanks so much for your kind comments. 🙂


  2. What fun to see!! My daughter lives in Chicago– so I recognized some of your pictures–all beautiful. I agree– the bean is pretty irresistible to photographers! Hope you had a great visit…


  3. Thank you! As I say in the post we would pick a more reliable time (weather wise ) to revisit but certainly smitten. Good luck with the healing process. Thanks for visiting both my blogs 🙂


  4. Ah, fond memories of my hometown. My favs are the Art museum, Field museum, and over all architecture of the city. Recommend a summer visit next time. Great photos capturing the feel of the city.


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