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963-Chicago, IL

Janine and I visited Chicago over Thanksgiving. The city was alive with holiday tourists and shoppers. We tried to avoid most of that crap instead visiting many of her old haunts along the way as we walked the city. Here [...]

June 18, 2013 Chicago

962-Chicago Architecture

If you have never visited Chicago, you must take the Architectural Historical Cruise on the Chicago River. The views of some of the most iconic buildings in the world can only be seen from the river. The docent are very [...]

June 18, 2013 Chicago

961-Reflections – Chicago, IL

The Chicago Architectural Tour on a bright sunny day is the way to go. I caught these reflections in many of the buildings along the way. Every turn in the river revealed new angles, light, and sky options. Quite the [...]

June 18, 2013 Chicago

960-Willis Tower – Chicago, IL

The Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in Chicago was once the tallest building in the world topping out at 108 stories and 1,451 feet in 1973. It has since been dwarfed by many structures. It is still an amazing [...]

June 18, 2013 Chicago

959-Museum of Science & Technology – Chicago, IL

Visited the Museum of Science and Technology in Chicago. Here are a few shots of interesting stuff. Frank Borman’s space suit. Quite the fantastic locking mechanism. An Apollo capsule. Then there was your basic tornado vortex machine. Everyone’s got one. [...]

June 18, 2013 Chicago

958-U-505 – Chicago, IL

On June 4, 1944 the German submarine U-505 was captured by Allied ships. This was the first German sub to be captured. All other subs were either scuttled or blown up by the German crews to avoid capture. For years [...]

June 18, 2013 Chicago

957-Underground Wonder Bar – Chicago, IL

Janine and I went to one of her old haunts in Chicago and it turned out to be not just a gig, but a “happening.” Well into the set the house band had everyone in the place dancing, playing percussion [...]

June 18, 2013 Chicago

762-Chicago, IL

On our way back from Amsterdam we wanted to break up the trip by stopping overnight in Chicago. Amsterdam to Anchorage, AK is a long way and our butts were tired. It doesn’t take long to find interesting sights in [...]

May 28, 2012 Chicago