Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Because I Thought of Chicago....






The best time to go up the John Hancock tower in Chicago is an hour before sunset. We went up at 6 pm this summer, walked along its four sides taking in the views of endless Lake Michigan, the downtown sky scrapers and the flat Chicago suburbs. Then a little before sunset we settled down at a nice corner table with some coffee to watch the sun sink over the ‘Windy City’. For half an hour as the sun goes down, painting everything orange, pink and eventually black and when the twinkling lights come on across a neat urban grid, you feel like you just watched a large living thing change its clothes in front of you.

9 comments:

matcher said...

Wow!!! Skyscrapers....
When can get to see some postings of Burj Dubai on your blog?

Alaphia said...

You mean Burj Khalifa. Not going there for a while.

H R Venkatesh said...

Nice. I mean the short text, not the pics. (Not that the photos aren't awesome, but aren't all great photos great anyway?)

Alaphia said...

Yes.. great photos are great. That has to be the most profound thing I've said today. And thanks!

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Sathej said...

Somehow reminds me of the Sky Tower at Auckland..nice pics, Alaphia :)

Sathej

Alaphia said...

Thanks Sathej. I will check out the Sky Tower.

Ravi said...

Is this the erstwhile 'Sears Tower'? I had been on top of it when it was called that, but unfortunately it was a cloudy day and I did not get the view that you have posted here.

Wonderful pictures on this post!

Alaphia said...

Hi Ravi,
Thanks a lot. No, this is the John Hancock tower. I have been up Sears as well and I think John Hancock offers a better view.