Monday, June 13, 2011

Chicago, Chicago

Remember that song? ..  I made my first trip to Chicago last weekend with 3 of my girlfriends.  We all loved the city!  We had heard so much about the views, architecture, great food, building styles, music and parks. Everything lived up to our expectations and there were no disappointments.

We flew with Porter Airlines which flies from Toronto Island. It’s a much smaller airport than Toronto’s main airport. Look at these cute uniforms worn by the airline personnel.

Love the hat and scarf.
Somehow we were the first ones to board the plane! Here we are all looking as pleased as punch!

Here are some of my favourite building shots:



Such a mix of eras and styles. But it all works somehow, I guess that’s good city planning.



We all loved Millenium Park – the theme colour in the nature garden was purple.IMG_1033 



The historic hotels on the Magnificient Mile had us oohing and aahing. Here is Ann perched on a seat in an elevator in one of the hotels!  Seeing a little couch in an elevator was a first for me. IMG_1223

We missed out on having afternoon tea at The Drake hotel because they were booked up but we’ve got it on our list for next time we visit Chicago.

The Tea Room featured a harp player seated beside a glorious spray of flowers – just beautiful.

Of course, I took hundreds of photos but will try to refrain from posting them all!

1 comment:

T's Daily Treasures said...

How lovely to take a trip with good friends. We normally fly into Chicago each summer and stay several days before hitting the road, but decided not to make the trip this year. I drove so much last year; was a bit stressful rather than a relaxing summer holiday. So this time, we are hanging out here, trying to beat the heat, and maybe next month we will take a little family trip. :) Have a great rest of the week. Tammyw


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