Windings of the Windy City – Chicago

Posted by: DreamSky

Chicago, I’d say a city full of stories, has lot to show off. Densely populated skyscrapers, multi layered streets, modern parks and modern life style. But beside these modernizations, people here are still very proud of their history. They still want to talk about how they had recovered from the great fire of Chicago back in 1871, how successful the World’s Fair (A Century of Progress International Exposition) in 1933 was and how they value art and science at museums and scientific facilities as the yin and yang of the civilization. I realized that the city Chicago is as it is today, definitely because of the perseverance and continued effort of the ‘people’ who live and believe in this city. Here I would like to share some photographs taken during my short stay.

Robert Rathbun Wilson Hall at Fermilab

Robert Rathbun Wilson Hall at Fermilab

Fermilab used to be the highest-energy particle accelerator (1.96 TeraVolt) with its circumferance of 6.3 Km. Most of the modern particles like quarks and neutrinos were discovered here. Experiments are conducted in this facility from around the world at all time of a day. They say Fermilab never sleeps. Scientists working at different counties are connected to the facility by high-definition audio visual communication channel.

The Cloud Gate

The Cloud Gate

This master piece sculpture at Millennium Park was designed by Anish Kapoor, an Indian-born British artist.

Chicago Nightscape

Chicago Nightscape

A view of the Windy City from the 96th floor of John Hancock Center. This center is a 100 story (1500 ft) skyscraper (5th tallest in the world).

Few more random photographs …

Windings of the Windy City – Chicago was last modified: November 20th, 2009 by DreamSky

Blog Comments

  1. DreamSky Post author

    Thank you all for your warm comments .. they mean a lot to me.

    I believe in sharing and thanks for accepting me that way.

  2. Margit

    What a lovely surprise to see these nice photos from Chicago on “EU”. Within the past few years I was fortunate to travel to Chicago on business almost every year during this period. During my free time I always enjoyed exploring the city. Your pix bring back so many pleansant memories – “Thanksgiving dinner” at the Hancock Center – the excellent cultural programs and museums. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Shutterbug

    Anyone can make a guess looking at your pictures, why you have this nick name ‘DreamSky‘ and how you portray ‘sky’ in your photos with surrealistic approach.

    The blend you do with photography and individual creativity always makes your creation so intriguing. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures. Some of these compositions are very good and creative. Do share more and keep dreaming for more creativity.

  4. DreamSky Fan

    Dami Dami…

    Pic 05 and 07…loved it man..the hidden parts making them pleasure to watch.
    Pic 10..Nice..just calculating the height from where you composed the shot.
    pic 11..Kada… IS the relation between modern ultra sophisticated life style and the nature is inversely proportional.

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