Here I am in Chicago. Yesterday I went to Navy Pier and I would like to share some pictures that I took there and at other places in the city. As a baseball fan, I just had to have supper at Harry Caray's. On my arrival here on Friday, the Windy City was engulfed in one of the most severe heat waves I have ever experienced in my life. It was one gigantic furnace (The current record-breaking heat wave in North America and the flooding in Russia are just more proof of man-made climate change).
On Friday evening, I went to a baseball game at U.S. Cellular Field (What a terrible corportate name!). Unfortunately, my beloved Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Chicago White Sox by a score of 4-2. On Saturday, I went to the museum area. It was a long ride and traffic was slow due to a Tim McGraw concert at Soldier Field.
I have to say that Chicago really is my kind of town. It is an amazingly well-planned city and its waterfront is magnificent. It's a people city too. There is no problem getting around Chicago without a car. All the city's major attractions are accessible by public transportation. An employee of the Chicago Transit Authority informed me that the system is open 24 hours a day.
|Inside Harry's restaurant|
|Famous statue of Harry with pictures of celebrities posing beside it|