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Chicago - part two

I mentioned in my last post that DT and I spent a disproportionate amount of time during our trip to Chicago looking up at the magnificent buildings that dominate The Loop. I could gush about the skyline all day...but I will make do with sharing some more of the hundreds of pictures I took!


One of the best ways to see all the fantastic buildings in Chicago is an architecture boat tour. There are lots of companies running these tours, and we chose a dusk tour run by The Chicago Architecture Foundation on the recommendation of my uncle. The city looked amazing in the twilight and as the buildings started to light up. I took lots of pictures on the tour, but unfortunately, the poor light meant that most of them didn't come out well, so I wont be sharing them here!

At $40 per person the tour is pricey, but I think it is worth it - it was fascinating hearing about the evolution of Chicago and the history of the amazing buildings. All the tours are presented by Architecture Foundation volunteers (ours was a charming retiree called Bob) which adds an interesting, personal dimension to the tours, and guarantees that the person leading your tour is passionate about the city and its buildings. I cannot recommend it highly enough!

Brockley Market

Chicago - part one