2/15/10

My World - great memories


The Hancock Tower, so good we went up twice!


The view along the beach of Lake Michigan


Looking towards Navy Pier on a hazy day


The same view during the Wednesday night fireworks


Looking to the Willis Tower, we preferred the Hancock


At night, the bright lights of the windy city are stunning

This was My World in June last year, during our wonderful summer vacation to Chicago, a city we absolutely loved.

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33 comments:

Sandi McBride said...

Great pictures, Sarah...thanks for sharing the trip with us!
Sandi

Rajesh said...

Magnificent shots and great aerial view.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

What a great skyline! I'd love to see it for myself sometime - can't resist cities with waterfronts! Hope you have a good week.
Janice.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures of Chicago, Sarah! Great skyline, marvelous building and I love the waterfront -- of course, me and water!! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Rob Inukshuk said...

Nice to see more of your trip to The Windy City. Great shots and looks like a fab place to visit.

Stine in Ontario said...

Great shots of the city and the tower. Was Chicago as windy as people say it is?

imac said...

Just Beautiful.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Stine, an Okie probably isn't the best opinion to get on how windy somewhere is lol! But yes it seemed to be on the shorefront.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

Stunning is such a great word for those pictures and the skyline

J Bar said...

Good shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I remember when you and Hubster took that trip. The Yogi's will be going also, maybe this year.

That last picture is wonderful.

Pat said...

I've only been in the airport there, but your photos make me want to visit Chicago some day. Great shots! Thanks for visiting my blog.

You have very pretty blue eyes! This is the first time I've seen this profile photo.

Expat mum said...

Chicago was actually nicknamed the WIndy City because of all the hot air the politicians spouted. Some things never change. And yes, it does get windy by the Lake!
Great to meet you and hubster last year Sarah. The Queenager still refers the event - I will never be allowed to forget that a "stanger I met on the Internet was coming to the house" and we were going out for dinner!

susieofarabia said...

I love Chicago - such a fun place. You got some really shots here!

Brit Gal Sarah said...

EPM LOL - please point out to the Queenager that could have worked both ways, more risky for us in fact, as outnumbered by y'all!

noel said...

wow, the views are amazing day and night time, it feels like you are in a plane instead, its sooo high up!

Snippety Gibbet said...

I was telling Mark the other day that we need to go check out Chicago, though I really don't know much about what to see there. It sounds like you guys had a good time. jan

Carver said...

Wonderful shots. The Hancock Tower is amazing. I love how you showed us the city at night as well as during the day.

Missy said...

My Teenager just went to Chicago for auditions and he LOVED it. He said he liked it even better than NYC which he totally loves so that's saying a lot. Your photos are beautiful!

Japa said...

Awesome pics. Great coverage of the place.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sarah: Beautiful views from way up high in the windy city.
BTW: I did think giving my British friends a beer was spot on.

Kcalpesh said...

Great cityscapes! All the pictures really look stunning!

LadyFi said...

Love the pretty lights of the city.

Great photos.

Martha Z said...

Nice shots of Chicago. We have visited there a couple of times and enjoyed it. I'd love to go back, there is still a lot I have not seen.

Louise said...

Wow. What wonderful pictures. Lake Michigan looks like a sea! Greetings from Italy!

Ebie said...

OMG! These are great aerial shots! The shoreline and skyline are just breathtaking!

Riet said...

What a beautiful world and I love your pictures

Lianne said...

i love skyline views and views from high buildings! thanks for sharing :)

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Evelyn Howard said...

Wonderful photos!

Pam said...

Your shots of those amazing views are spectacular. It must have been thrilling to be so high above the city like that.

JOE TODD said...

From one Gemini to another Love the Navy Pier

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures of Chicago, Sarah... I have been there a few times, when I was working on my Master's Degree at Garrett Evangelical Seminary in Evanston. I remember going downtown at least once--and we also went to a Cubs baseball game.

Hugs,
Betsy

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

What a coincidence: I literally just got back from a trip to Chicago! It's a wonderful town, isn't it?

I couldn't bring myself to go up either the Hancock or Sears Tower, though: I'm not the greatest fan of heights! :)