Life in Chicago

chicago1Chicago, on Lake Michigan in Illinois, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles. Famed for its bold architecture, it has a skyline bristling with skyscrapers such as the iconic John Hancock Center, sleek, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower and neo-Gothic Tribune Tower.

Terry and Bukky on Michigan Avenue
Terry and Bukky on Michigan Avenue

The city is also renowned for its museums, including the Art Institute and its expansive collections, including noted Impressionist works.                                                                                         Deals on Amazon for you!

Chicago is one of the cities of the world with a big lake. The city lies beside huge freshwater Lake Michigan, and two rivers—the Chicago River in downtown and the Calumet River in the industrial far South Side—flow entirely or partially through chicago 3Chicago. Chicago’s history and economy are closely tied to its proximity to Lake Michigan. The lake also provides another positive effect, moderating Chicago’s climate; making waterfront neighborhoods slightly warmer in winter and cooler in summer

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The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation,

ASCO Conference, Chicago 2014
ASCO Conference, Chicago 2014

with O’Hare International Airport being the busiest airport in the world; it also has the largest number of U.S. highways and railroad freight entering its region.

Many tourists visit Chicago yearly to enjoy the beauty of the serene weather and various monument along the lake. They ride on boats on the lake, visit the Willis Tower (the tallest building in Chicago), the institute of Arts featuring the history of the city and the popular bridge.

The Dromedary
The Dromedary

Many a tourist visit Chicago yearly to enjoy the beauty of the serene weather and various monument along the lake. They ride on boats on the lake, visit the Willis Tower (the tallest building in Chicago), the institute of Arts featuring the history of the city and the popular bridge. The best time to visit is the summer.

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The city is the United States’ third-largest convention destination.

Most conventions are held at McCormick Place, just south of Soldier Field.

McCormick place
McCormick place

The American Society of clinical Oncology (ASCO) holds her Annual meeting yearly

ASCO 2014
ASCO 2014

during summer at the McCormick Place.

 

One of the best times we’ve had

By the Lake
By the Lake

was visiting Chicago together (Terry, Bukola and I)  in the summer of 2014. Terry’s presence made it exciting.

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His adventurous nature made us explore the city despite our busy schedule.

IMG_20140603_202328We took a stroll through  the millenium park, walked by the lake, visited the navy pier and the Dromedary.

South Chicago
South Chicago

 

 

 

It is a nice place to be. I hope you will be there one day.

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