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Windings of the Windy City – Chicago

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 …