A Chicago Winter (January 2009)

Nearly a year and a half before I met any of the friends I now travel to Chicago to visit, I was crisscrossing America from New York City to Los Angeles by train.I had my first Amtrak experience in early January 2009, taking the Lakeshore Limited from NYC to Chicago and I had planned a stop of a few days so I could see the Windy City. Turned out, sightseeing opportunities were somewhat limited for all but the last morning of my trip, because of a massive snowstorm.

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Grant Park

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My hotel.

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The Field Museum
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Home of the Bears
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Looks like an alien craft landed on the stadium.

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The Adler Planetarium

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Not many takers that day…
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Navy Pier
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Downtown Chicago

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The Shedd Aquarium

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The El
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Millennium Park

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The Art Institute of Chicago

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Probably not a licensed use of the name…
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Chicago’s own.
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Sears Tower (as it was in 2009)

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One of my favourite photos.

 

 

I continued my journey west on Amtrak’s California Zephyr, which is another post for another time.


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