I have been to the United States many times, but never in Chicago where the largest Polish community lives (about 1.1 mln inhabitants have Polish roots, out of which 250 thousand of them speak Polish every day). For this reason, Chicago had to appear on my blog 🙂
My good colleague Robert Bajkowski, the author of these pictures, will take you on a trip to the Windy City, which is the best-known nickname of Chicago. It is called that, because it is situated on a very windy Lake Michigan, which actually looks like a sea because one cannot see the other side.
Navy Pier, which is a great place on the lake, 910 meters long, full of life with numerous restaurants and shops. Ferris Weel is one of the most visited landmarks, attracting about 8 million people annually. Chicago was the first city in the world to ever build a ferris wheel.
You have to go to the Sears Tower, which is the tallest skyscraper in Chicago, to have the panoramic view of the city.
In a part of downtown called The Loop, there is a mostly above ground railway called “L”. Do you remember the movie the “Blues Brothers”, with the famous car chase scene under the L overpasses? Or the “Spiderman” scene where he saved people from the falling train? This is The Loop 🙂
If you are going out at night, do not forget to visit one of the many clubs with live music. There are plenty of jazz and blues clubs where you can listen to many famous artists.
I went to the iconic Blue Chicago Club, but another well-known place is the House of Blues.
Finally, lets end with the song “Sweet Home Chicago”, again from the “Blues Brothers”, a movie where many scenes were shot in Chicago.
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