A Chicago commute…

A Chicago commute…

One of the good things about being based in the UK but working a lot in Chicago is that I have had the chance to drive around and explore the city a bit, I have also worked out a good commute 🙂 it takes the same amount of time as the Interstate but it is prettier and although not fast does mean that I am moving and not sitting in nose to tail traffic…

As I was sitting in the car the other morning last week I thought I would take some pictures to show what some of the places I drive through are like…including some insane amounts of Halloween decoration…..sadly I missed taking a photo of the neo roman pad which had been swathed in fake cobwebs and 8ft spiders…I am not joking….enjoy….

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Rolling onto the runway
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Chasing the sunset across the pond
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Night overlooking the Tribune Tower
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Sunrise
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Leaving the hotel garage and heading through the back streets of the city
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Michigan Avenue and the Water Tower
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The Hancock Tower
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Lake Shore Drive
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A bit Ferris Bueller….the ‘burbs
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The houses are not small….
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Northwestern Uni
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One of the Frat houses…they are HUGE….
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and another…
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the local Ba’hai Temple…the stonework detail is amazing…
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They take Halloween seriously here….
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The scary pumpkin man in a nursery garden…really….
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Another pumpkin collection (at a church???) along with a pumpkin person diarama around the tent….
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Cobweb wrapped hedges….
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and anything is better than the endless interstate…
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Heading back into the city along Lake Shore
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Getting nearer….
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The Drake and Hancock Tower
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Michigan Avenue from the other direction, almost back to the hotel

 

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