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Saturday, March 31, 2007

My Chicago Trip

Sorry for not updating my blog for a big while. I just got back from Chicago recently due to a mission to accomplish there :P Anyway, it was my second time in Chicago, and I really enjoyed it! Even though the weather was kinda tough since it was snowing plus a blizzard, but it was still a lot of fun.
From the Blue line train starting at O'Hare International airport, we got off at either Monroe, or Washington, or Jackson station in downtown (sorry, can't quite remember), and began our freezing and windy tour :)

It doesn't look that cold, I know, but Chicago in February...try it, and you'll know what I mean!

Went to see some arty stuff :)

My second time at Shedd Aquarium

Waiting for the dolphin show...

Lots of stuff to see at the Aquarium..

By the lake near Shedd Aquarium :)

You can see Sears Tower from afar, the black tower :)

Cold and sunny..

A Day at the Field Museum, this one, Sue, didn't come alive :)

The Chicago Bean!
Cloud Gate, aka The Bean, a 33 feet, 110-ton steel sculpture by an artist Anish Kapoor, is a highly-polished reflective steel sculpture that is meant to resemble a drop of mercury hovering at the point of landing on a plaza of the Millennium park. (more info on Wikipedia)

Our next destination; Navy Pier
Navy Pier is a 3,000 foot long pier on the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan. It was built in 1916, and was used as, just like the name, a pier.

Later on after World War II, it was used as a college classroom for University of Illinois until 1965.

In 1976, Navy Pier began its third life as an area for public exhibits and special events.

As rebuilt in the 1990s, the pier's current layout includes fast-food kiosks, shops, a ballroom, a concert stage, and convention exhibition halls.

Centerpiece attractions include a 150-foot-tall Ferris Wheel, an IMAX theater, the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Chicago Children's Museum, and the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows. (Thanks to Wikipedia for the info.)

The Ferris Wheel, which was closed during winter ..wish I could go again during summer!
Such a windy city!!

Night view from Sears Tower..

Intimate shot with Michael Jordan, hehe :P

Cold and lonely :P

My flight back from Chicago...I think we flew pass Alaska or something...

Bye bye Chicago...I hope I'll have a chance to go back to you again :)