Willis Tower is the second tallest building in the U.S. and the sky deck is phenomenal. It’s extremely popular and always crowded so I recommend going on weekdays and early in the morning. #Chicago lake michigan, 2014 The Willoughby Tower(circa 1929) and the Legacy (circa 2009) although 80 years apart they share the Chicago's architectural landscape quite nicely. #Blue Formerly Iconic signage in Chicago. It's best to go when it's all lit up for the best shots. It was quite a rainy night in Chicago when I tried to take this shot. Also taken from the Willis Tower (except this time from the south-west end), this picture shows suburban Chicago as the sun is almost done setting. This side of the tower is home to many glass-floor ledges that reach out into A male wood duck coming across the pond on a calm Fall day. The sears tower makes you wait in lines, pay money to go up, and extra money to go up fast....the John Hancock just asks you to buy a drink, averaging $12.
But I was taken here rather then sears tower because of the drinks and the view is better then sears tower! And I was told many times, the ladies bathroom has the best view of all. So go get it ladies, because I didn't.
It was a dismal day. Cloudy, rainy, and windy. It snowed that morning, and was 80 degrees in southern states. But, as we sat talking in the clouds on the 96th floor the clouds separated for just a moment so we could see down to the streets below. It was great! To get a view from the sky top, I'd recommend this place over sears tower any day! Meet sue. She is a T-Rex and the star the field museum and what you first see when entering from the North entrance.
Sue, when alive weighed an estimated 7 tons! She was bought at auction by the field museum for 7.6 million, the most paid for dinosaur bones to date.
Don't pass up the field museum when in Chicago, it is fascinating not only to see all the species, but also the natural history here. And when walking around, just think. It's only a minuscule amount of their entire collection. Sushi pizza at the restaurant in the Palmer House lobby. The Kinzie Rail Bridge is a common photo op for locals and tourists alike. Before they started building a set of sky scrapers on Wolf Point, I was able to get a shot of the bridge Great view of the city at Christmas time they light up the zoo. It's a great thing to do during the holidays
#URBANJUNGLE So many movies show the L. It is above you walking around the city. The legendary sound of a train passing is unmistakable. It is a reason to visit the Windy City. It is one of the most unique transit systems in the world. When a train passes you can see sparks fly off the track.
I even took the L out of the city at 1 AM, when you get the best stories. The magnificent mile in Chicago is a great walk this was taken by the old Water Tower you can also see the John Handcock tower.
#architecture Great way to see the city, and have a cocktail.#Colorful#blue Night view of Chicago Chicago River Summer nights and city lights. Check out 360 Chicago Observation Deck in the John Hancock building. If you feel extra daring hope on the Tilt and lean over the city through glass.
#travel #chicago #colorful #city #cityscape #sunset #skyscrapers #urban Windy City Sweets has everything you need to accelerate your path to diabetic obese bliss! An all encompassing candy and dessert shop that is almost as visually stimulating as hunger inducing,
Here we have a scoop of key lime pie ice cream and a scoop of trash can (i.e. everything) ice cream served in a chocolate chip cookie cone! Gold coast area. Across street from sutton place hotel. Hugo's frog bar . Best steak and seafood in Chicago ! Giordano's Pizzeria is one of the best pizza experiences you can encounter in the world. Chicago deep dish style at its finest. #Delicious Head on up 94 floors to the 360 degree observation deck in the John Hancock building on Michigan Ave.
#chicago #illinois #cityscape #travel #colorful #night #dusk #blue One of the best views of the Chicago skyline. #alwayswanderlust A male lion taking a nap on a rock at the Zoo. Lincoln Park has giant moats around the lions and tigers so they are not surrounded by fences which is great for photography. This lion was entertaining a bunch of people who enjoyed his antics and playful charismatic personality. When these cats roar you can feel it at the core of your body. They are impressive animals. The view of the Chicago River from London House. #lifeatexpedia Chicago River looking eastward towards Michigan Avenue. #Blue This is actually the view from the Signature Lounge (not the Signature Room) and is on the 96th floor of the Hancock Center. We waited about 20 minutes, and they do not take reservations. The view was undoubtedly worth it. Go right when the sun sets, and tons of tables will open up as people leave once they see the sun go down. Only Chicago's Lake Michigan is absolutely stunning, even when it’s frozen. Willis Tower’s Skydeck is a must when you’re visiting Chicago. Stunning view of downtown Chicago from the top of the Kemper building. Open to the public during the Chicago Architecture Foundation's annual (and FREE!) Open House event. Top of Carbide & Carbon Building. One of the most beautiful Art Deco buildings in Chicago.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbide_%26_Carbon_Building Bronze statue of Nathan Hale depicting the final moments of his life before he was hung by the British on Sept 22, 1776 for being a spy. Hands tied behind his back, he uttered his famous last words: Excellent macarons at Vanille Patisserie in Chicago. It has been hard to find macarons in the U.S. that are soft when you bite through them, like the ones from Pierre Herme in Paris. This is as close as I've gotten. Just the right sweetness and not chewy. Highly recommend the cassis (black currant) flavor (purple ones in the photo). They also have another location in the french market. Always beautiful to swing out over LakeMichigan at sunrise for the approach to Ohare. A view of the city 🌇 Pretty nice view !! Took me a minute to realize what I was looking at - we were flying east at sunset and that dark curving band was the shadow of the earth reflected on the atmosphere. We have flown plenty of times over the years, and this is the first time we've noticed it. It only lasted about ten minutes before darkness overtook the plane. These life-sized sculptures of the four main characters from the Wizard of Oz reside it what was officially named Oz Park in 1976 to honor Wizard of Oz author and Lincoln Park resident, Lyman Frank Baum. The sculptures were created by Chicago artist John Kearney, and were unveiled between 1995-2007. The sears tower makes you wait in lines, pay money to go up, and extra money to go up fast....the John Hancock just asks you to buy a drink, averaging $12.
But I was taken here rather then sears tower because of the drinks and the view is better then sears tower! And I was told many times, the ladies bathroom has the best view of all. So go get it ladies, because I didn't.
It was a dismal day. Cloudy, rainy, and windy. It snowed that morning, and was 80 degrees in southern states. But, as we sat talking in the clouds on the 96th floor the clouds separated for just a moment so we could see down to the streets below. It was great! To get a view from the sky top, I'd recommend this place over sears tower any day! Feeling blue is Chicago. On my way to the Sky deck in the Willis tower.
#travel #chicago #illinois #skydeck #street #colorful #blue #cityscape #city Back in the windy city.
#chicago #illinois #cityscape #travel #colorful #night #city #dusk #blue CHICAGO! Alinea is a truly special dining experience, and lived up to it's 3-star Michelin rating. For over three hours we enjoyed 16 of chef Grant Achatz's carefully constructed More than 130 bricks, rocks, and steel artifacts collected by Chicago Tribune correspondents from all over the world are embedded in the facade of the Tribune Tower. Famous sites represented in the collection include the Taj Mahal, Parthenon, Great Pyramid, The Alamo, Angkor Wat, Fort Sumter and Lincoln's home. More recent additions include the Berlin Wall and a piece of steel from the World Trade Center.
Included in this view are fragments from Bunker Hill, Fort Sumter, the Kremlin and the gate of the Union Stock Yards. The Trump International Hotel and Tower, or Trump Tower Chicago was completed in 2009 and tops out at 1,389 feet making it the 2nd tallest building in Chicago. The TRUMP sign across the building consists of 20ft tall letters, spanning almost 150ft. The sign is currently a very polarizing symbol in the skyline. The construction site of the tower was the setting for the Joker vs Batman duel in Chicago Beer Festival at Union Station. See ya tomorrow! ;) A beautiful lady enjoying the beach on the lakefront on a cold and windy day. A nice view of Chicago's downtown area. The John Hancock Center with its 344 m (1,127 ft) is currently only the fourth-tallest building in Chicago (after Willis Tower, Trump Tower, and Aon Center), but when finished in 1968, it was the tallest building in the world outside New York City.
The Observatory (360 Chicago), that competes with the Willis Tower's Skydeck where this shot was made, has a 360° view on the city, the Lake Michigan, and up to four states Mixing some old with new down on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL.
#travel #chicago #illinois #church #adventure #explore #colorful #city A yawning lion at Lincoln Park Zoo. This is a nice set of teeth. I had a 600 mm lens to get this shot. The best part about this zoo is the lions are tigers are not surrounded by cages and fence line to ruin the view. The first air conditioned office building in Chicago, the Wrigley Building. This is a close-up of the 30 story south tower completed in 1921. The tower has clock faces on all four sides each measuring nearly 20ft in diameter. Del Seoul Korean BBQ restaurant has the most delicious Korean BBQ tacos we have ever tasted.
My favorites are The Kalbi(grilled beef short rib), Sesame Chili shrimp and the spicy BBQ pork tacos.
They just started selling beers. The restaurant has an ok atmosphere but we would not say it is a great sit down restaurant for a long period of time.
This is a popular joint for the locals in Chicago and they have other great Korean dishes. This is a #localgem and should be on your list to visit when in Chicago. #delicious
An artistic touch to the macaroon display. The Carbide & Carbon Building in Chicago was completed in 1929. originally as a home to the regional office of Union Carbide and Carbon Company. This close up, near the top of 503ft building shows the tower made of dark green terra cotta with extensive gold leaf accenting. I had to stop and visit my favorite cat the Himalayan Snow Leopard. A child was crying behind me which piqued the big cats interest. Here he almost appears to be stalking his victim. This cat is huge with giant paws and a tail that is thick and long. It is perfectly suited to climbing in snow covered mountains along narrow ledges. Its just wow My favorite animal at the Zoo. This is a 6 year old Himalayan Snow leopard. This magnificent cat probably weighs around 80 pounds total so it is tiny compared to the tigers and lions but it has huge paws and a huge, thick, long tail that helps it keep its balance in the high mountain terrain it calls home. The beautiful coat turns white in Winter and allows the cat to blend in perfectly with its surroundings. Many guests walk right by the enclosure without seeing the cat. This picture is taking from my friend apartment at the trump tower. Downtown Chicago Reflections - Chicago Architecture Foundation River Tour Chicago, Illinois at night.
Great city to explore either on foot or by using its great public transport system. Lots to see, from the jewelry and theater districts through to the aquarium. Be sure to catch a football game at Soldier Field, too! Froze my fingers taking this picture but it was worth it!
#snow #Chicago #brrr #cold #architecture
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calleyabroad.blogspot.com Chicago skyline from the lake dramatic and constantly changing views across lake michigan to city sklyine. GREAT walking spot. Fabulous view!#Colorful#blue Lakeshore Drive from the Hancock, North view 😍
I personally love the view from the Hancock Observation Deck. Chicago is a gorgeous city. The expressions of snow monkeys are priceless. Here I was trying to get the monkey to smile and I think she was puzzled by my odd behavior. i was only able to do this because no one else was there due to the frigid temperatures. Hopefully I will get an image of a skirmish between a couple of the monkeys which is hysterical. My favorite subject on a very cold day (-25 windchill) sitting out comfortably watching the occasional people who pass by. It amazes me that so many people walk past this cat and never notice it. Himalayan Snow Leopards blend in very well with the environment. The tail on this cat is very long and thick which helps it keep its balance on narrow ledges in the mountains. A male Wood Duck looking up at a Canadian Goose which is the reflection you see on the water. This might be the top spot to photograph wild Wood Ducks in the Midwest. A drake wood duck with several red eared sliders on a calm peaceful morning. What a great day! When i see scenes like this I count my blessings. Ceiling of the Cadillac palace ...great place to see a show. View of the Chicago loop from Lincoln Park Zoo. Free, 365 days a year! Old gate and apartment building in Chicago during light snow. A view of the Chicago skyline from the North Avenue beach with fireworks at Navy Pier. This was taken on Sunday night just before the lunar eclipse. Luv the Chicago Riverwalk specially post sunset!! The wonderful Lake Michigan viewed from the iconic John Hancock Center, in Chicago.
I love this city! :)
#2014 #Blue Growing up in the Midwest, you don't think of cacti blooming. This cactus, in the Garfield Park Conservatory, is showing off an absolutely stunning bright purple flower with a red heart and yellow center. The petals are aglow with a metallic sheen!
Opened to the public in 1908, the Garfield Park Conservatory, consists of a series of naturalistic landscapes under glass, a revolutionary idea at the time.
Sort of off the radar of a lot of Chicago tourists because of the more downtown-centric location of the Lincoln Park Conservatory. The Garfield Park Conservatory is a gem on the west side of Chicago.
The Garfield Park Conservatory occupies 4.5 acres of the 184 acres of Garfield Park. Both Garfield Park and its conservatory are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The conservatory has recovered nicely from a 2011 hailstorm that shattered over 50% of the conservatory's glass panes and damaged many plants.
#colorful Lions are beautiful 🐾 A pair of beautiful birds in the McCormick Bird House. The tropical birds are all flying around in this massive enclosure landing very close to people. These birds are not behind glass so taking photos is easy. . Flying in from our recent trip and I noticed an interesting view... One of the best cocktails here. It's called Barrel Depletions. Elderflower hibiscus infused in iced-wine and barrel genever. #colorful #delicious #foodporn #roadtrip #Chicago #weekendgetaway After walking through Millennium park we crossed the road. On the island I took this between lights, hand held camera, about a second exposure. Loved walking around city. The wood duck clan walking across a small patch of grass to get to another pond. The baby ducks are so small they could easily fit in the palm of your hand. A door fragment from St. Peter's is embedded in the facade of the Tribune Tower, just one of more than 130 bricks, rocks, and steel artifacts collected by Chicago Tribune correspondents from all over the world. Famous sites represented in the collection include the Taj Mahal, Parthenon, Great Pyramid, The Alamo, Angkor Wat, Fort Sumter and Lincoln's home. More recent additions include the Berlin Wall and a piece of steel from the World Trade Center. The main entry of this building typifies the Art Deco styling applied throughout the tower's 37 floors. Built in 1929, this historic structure stands out among the others on Michigan Avenue due to its dark appearance - most of the nearby buildings at that time were sandstone colored. To achieve the effect, the exterior surfaces were finished in polished black granite, dark green terra cotta and gold leaf accents. The gold accents are particularly prominent on the spire and upper levels - legend has it that the architects were hoping it would resemble a foaming dark champaign bottle.
Today, after a $106 million renovation, the building is home to the Hard Rock Hotel.
#Architecture Chicago #architecture photo contest
If you're lucky (I.e. Have a window seat on the right side of the plane and the plane approaches on the right flight path) you can score a great view of Chicago like this!! We circles around the city, which provided spectacular views of the main building district, including the prominent Sears/Willis tower seen here. A monarch in perfect condition landed on a beautiful wildflower in the garden at the Peggy Notebart Nature Museum. I could not resist a couple of photos. One of the best views of the Chicago skyline! A pair of large female lions that seemed very interested in my camera and tripod. I can only imagine how a wildebeest feels when a pride of lions has it cornered. A beautiful sight at the snow monkey exhibit. It had just snowed the day before and the temps were at 10 degrees meaning no crowds and ideal conditions for snow monkeys. These are some of the most entertaining creatures I have ever had the pleasure to watch. If you ever get to the Zoo make sure you see this exhibit. Cold Duck! Ok I could not resist. This poor wood duck was frozen solid and I think its eye was frozen shut.......How do these birds survive the brutal Chicago Winters? The temperature with windchill was 15 below zero this morning when I took this photo. This is the sunset view from the Signature Room at the Hancock Towers in Chicago, IL.
We waited about 45 minutes in line for the elevator to take us up. We hate lines and almost gave up, but I am surely glad we didn't. The views were stunning.
We timed our arrival to be just before sunset. What a rewarding view!!
Just a quick note: You do not have to eat at the Signature Room to get this view. Feel free to go to the Signature Lounge, which is The drake wood duck sitting in a patch of clover. I wish the sun had been out but you take what you can get in nature photography. A male yellow warbler in Spring plumage. the yellow was radiant. Looking over Chicago at twilight from the John Hancock Center The center of Chicago, where Michigan Ave meets the Chicago River. Classic Chicago landmark Chicago Skyline
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Free WiFi
Smoke Free

Location

Located in Wicker Park, this bed & breakfast is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Concord Music Hall and within 3 mi (5 km) of John Hancock Center and United Center. Merchandise Mart and Chicago Water Tower are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Property Features

A fitness center, self parking, and free WiFi in public areas are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast.

Room Amenities

All 8 rooms offer free WiFi, premium bedding, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Showers, ironing boards, and desks are among the other amenities that guests will find.

Renovations & Closures

The property is undergoing renovations. The following areas are affected:
  • Exterior
  • Select guestrooms
Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours on weekdays. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Wicker Park Inn features a fitness center. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Limited onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis (surcharge).

Wicker Park Inn is a smoke-free property.

  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Total number of rooms - 8 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Smoke-free property 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower only 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 

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Recreational amenities at the bed & breakfast include a fitness center.

Bed & Breakfast Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 20.0 per stay.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 50.0 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 30.00 per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 20.0 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Bed & Breakfast Name

  • Wicker Inn
  • Wicker Park Inn
  • Wicker Park Inn Chicago
  • Wicker Park Bed Breakfast
  • Wicker Park Hotel Chicago

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