7/7/09

My World - Sears Tower

The morning of our last day in Chi-town was spent in part up the Sears Tower, the tallest building in the US.

It was a beautiful day and the views were spectacular. This was looking out to the north, Lincoln Park and Wrigley Field.

Looking south down the shoreline of Lake Michigan, along the Chicago River and across the industrial area.

The Museum Campus to the south east is out on the peninsula. In the foreground the Shedd Aquarium and in the distance the Adler Planetarium and harbour area.

To the East is the lake, Magnificent Mile and the green area just before the lake is Millenium Park.

To the north east on the right is the Trump Tower and on the right is the Hancock Tower, which we preferred to the Sears as it was less crowded.

And how high up were we? Well here's the Hubster holding his GPS to show our altitude above sea level was 1776 feet!

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24 comments:

Flea said...

What fun! And what beautiful photos!

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shots! And what a great trip! Love that view from the tower! Incredible! Thanks for sharing the fun!

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

We're "my world" neighbors today. So much sharing with all those great photos!

MikeH said...

You make Chicago look wonderful! Never been on my list of "must visit" cities, but this could change my mind. Maybe.

Leslie: said...

I'd love to see Chicago some day. These are fabulous photos! Lucky you to have been able to visit. :D

Gaelyn said...

Wow, I'd forgotten about that view. And the crowds. Great captures Sarah.

LadyFi said...

Great views from the top of the Sears Towers!

The Factory said...

Wow, looks even better than New York. Damn, another place have to go to now !

Lynne said...

I've loved your tour of Chicago. Makes me want to visit that town some day.

Jill of All Trades said...

Fabulous shots. I'm glad you took them as I could not, would not...way too high for me, great shots.

Sarah said...

Lovely pics and I so want to go there now. Thanks for the great blog again. Always great reading them with a cuppa xxx

Daryl said...

I love Chicago ... and you've shown it off at its absolute best ...

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Spectacular pictures of Chicago, Sarah. It is indeed a beautiful city, with so much culture, and entertainment.
Thanks for sharing your pictures with us, I loved the view from the Sears Tower, spectacular !

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Wonderful photos Sarah!
It's nice to see a part of the world we wouldn't normally see over breakfast!
Big Hug,
Donnie XX

Lily Hydrangea said...

Yikes! I can really get a sense of how high up you were!

Erin said...

wow sarah...those are some great views from the sears tower. you captured the essence of chicago in your post. lovely, lovely lovely!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great views well photographed. Did Hubster find a cache up there?

Snap said...

I really like Chicago and we've only been there during the winter. Some year we must go in the summer. Lovely shots from the Sears Tower.

Louise said...

You are an EXCELLENT tour guide! I love these photos.

Kay said...

Something in your blog keeps fighting with something in mine. 75% of the time I don't get your posts when I log on to your site. Today, it let me in and I've been dying to see your Chicago photos. You have AMAZING shots! Wow! I never got shots that great from the Sears Tower. Fantastic!

Oz Girl said...

Those views are absolutely incredible. Next time my sis and her friend meet in Chi-town, I've got to join them. :)

Have you heard anything new regarding your brother? I hope he's doing much better!

Sally in WA said...

Great shots. I just saw some pics about a new 5 sided clear box on the side of the tower way up. You won't ever catch me in it!

Iota said...

I'm going to have to make a trip to Chicago one day soon. Seems like a fabulous place.

Arija said...

Glad it was you up there and not me! I live in a house on a mountain at 2330' and that is perfectly all right because it does not sway. I would be shivering in my shoes standing where you were! Lovely shots all around though and I really liked seeing them.