As much of a classic ‘Chicago sound’ as the blues, the thundering overhead trains in the city centre are also an efficient way to get around
Our American cousins certainly know a bit about creative parking solutions. Residents of these towers (often called the ‘corn cobs’) aren’t even allowed to park their vehicles themselves – there’s a compulsory valet service. Which is probably just as well, as it looks a little tricky…
While it can be oppressively crowded during the day, Navy Pier is a great place to wander at dawn
Officially known as the ‘Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain’ this Chicago landmark shoots water some 46 metres (150 feet) into the air during its hourly water display.
And it’s good night Chicago! This view from the Observation Deck of the John Hancock Center (sic) marks the end of our Windy City photo series as we move on to El Salvador in a couple of hours.
Chicago coverage continues…The Sears Tower (which they have conspicuously failed to rename the Willis Tower) offers four of these glass boxes that stick out four feet into nothingness some 1450 feet over the ground. The ultimate in aversion therapy for vertigo sufferers and highly entertaining for all of us.
You recognize this, right? Yup, Batman flipped that 18-wheeler just there. And they did it for real, too – no CGI here. Grown-up Travel Guide is loving Chicago…