America + Canon = Photostory to share (part 3 – Chicago)

in travel •  2 years ago

When we planned our trip, we weren't sure where to go after New York.

So many ideas came to our mind, but at the end the decision was 3 days in Chicago. We were afraid that we'll get sick of the big buildings, streets and city lifestyle in general, because this was our third city in a row.

Oh boy, were we wrong! Yes, it is just another big city in the states with huge skyscrapers and traffic jams. But it's also so much more. It's like modern New York - cleaner and more organized. At least, that's my impression.

We were situated in the old town, which is a lovely neighborhood and if you ever find yourself in Chicago, take some time to walk around it. This part has some amazing buildings, streets, cafes etc. Also, I definitely recommend Chicago Getaway Hostel for your stay. Amazing place with expert staff was just enjoyable.

For our first day we decided just to experience the city by walking around. We started from our place towards downtown, following the Lakeshore road. That turned out to be a great plan. You can pass a lot of parks and the road towards the city center is really unique.

The road lead us to the lake Michigan. And I was stunned with the view. The shore and the horizon were so big, that I couldn't believe I'm looking at the lake. So far in my life, whenever I saw lake I also saw the beginning and end of it. Now I know it doesn't need to be like that. The beach was full of people and it had a lot of volleyball fields. It reminded us a bit of Barcelona, with the buildings in the background and sandy beach up front.

We reserved the evening for experiencing the night view of the city, which is really something special. Take a night walk on the riverside, I promise you'll enjoy it very much. All that walking made us very hungry so we decided to try out the famous Chicago deep-dish pizza.

When you come to Giordano's you have to pre-order first, then wait at the bar for approximately 50 minutes and then you go for your table just to wait for 10 more minutes. But trust me – it's worth it! That was the best pizza in my life, it's simply melting in your mouth. Now I understand what's with all the fuss.

The next day we went on an Architecture Boat Tour, which was another must-do thing in Chicago. And I agree. It was super fun and educating sailing on a river through the city. It was a new, creative way of exploring a city. You see everything from different perspective, which makes this trip a unique experience.

What kind of a trip would it be without me going to some viewpoint? We went on Skydeck and 360 Observation Deck. To save you some time (and money) I recommend you just the Skydeck, it's more cooler and the view is better.

Although the other one has the tilt experience, where you lean over the city, Skydeck offers you to stand on the glass above the city, which I think is the better option! But of course from both of them you get some stunning views.

Post about Chicago wouldn't be post about Chicago if I don't mention the famous Bean. That's why you'll get two photos, a night one and daily one. Although I'm not sure I understand it, I have to admit that it's really cool seeing the reflection of the city in it. Also, the whole Millennium park is full of surprises and interesting sculptures. You can spend the whole afternoon wandering around it and constantly finding something new.

Streets of Chicago are definitely not boring. Amazing thing happened when we stumbled upon these guys. They made a show that day, so I simply have to dedicate few lines and photos of this post for them.

And that's it! Somehow, among all the photos I take, I always manage to have just one that becomes my favorite. This time I'm saying goodbye to you with it.

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A great portfolio of The Windy City! One of my favorite US cities next to Seattle and San Francisco. Loved this post. Thank you.

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Thanks! It was hard to choose pictures. I like em all :)

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Love to see you visit another US city ;) (hint, hint!)

@eneismijmich - Great Pics! Chicago is a very cool city and you captured it nicely.

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Thank you! I'm only on the beginning of my photo journey.
I appreciate the support.

Your pics are amazing. I can't stop to see all those wonderful buildings and feel like I were there.

Beautiful pics!! :)

I can't tell you how many times I have been to this city. I don't remember it looking this beautiful. Makes me want to go back. The Space museum there was always awesome.

I was stationed up at Great Lakes for a little over a year. Though, I can tell you, the city was amazing. I loved it, being from Southern California, the weather was waaaay too much for me.
It would be one thing if it were only miserable for one season out of the year, but it's 40 below in the winter, and 100 degrees Farenheit with 100% humidity in the summer. I was so miserable. I'm a wuss, and spoiled, I know. lol
Again, though, the city is a great city. You captured it very well. Love the pics.

Wow! Your pics look wonderful!!! If you don't mind me asking: What model of Canon do you use? Lens size?

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Thank you! I'm using Canon rebel t5i lens 18-135mm.

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Oh okay thanks! ...& Have a great day:)

Thank you for sharing your journey. Great pics. I think my favorites are from the park and the bean at night.