Chicago Journals

Chicago, City of the Big Shoulders

A March 2005 trip to Chicago by francelvr

A typical Chicago bungalow Photo, Chicago, Illinois More Photos
Quote: Chicago is a city that has it all ... a rich ethnic mix, world-class museums, fabulous shopping, four seasons (including winter!) and so much more.

Chicago, City of the Big Shoulders

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A typical Chicago bungalow Photo, Chicago, Illinois
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Having whiled away many carefree summer days of my early childhood here, I've always had a soft spot for the city poet Carl Sandburg called "City of the Big Shoulders". With its beautiful lake views, stupendous museums, unique architecture, diverse ethnic culture, fine shopping and even finer restaurants, Chicago is undeniably one of the world's great cities. It was here at the Art Institute where I first experienced some of the world's finest Impressionist art, which I've revisited repeatedly on regular trips back to see family. Other fascinating museums here in the Windy City include the Field Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Natural History, the DuSable Museum of African Ameican...Read More