September 26, 2017, 6am, I boarded the first flight on my journey – to Sydney. A mere 37 hours later, I landed in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
This was the first big overseas adventure for me. And a first for me by myself, at that.
I don’t have a lot of say about my trip, but I have been thinking about it a lot and the affect it has had on me.
So I wanted to share it the best way I know how right now, and that is with photos. I took more than 2000 on my four week journey. Here are just a few of them from Chicago.
“Get on a plane by yourself and go have an adventure.”
You are here: Chicago.
View from the room.
From Lake Michigan looking towards the Willis Tower.
First view of the Bean.
Boeing gallery at Millennium Park.
Boats docked in Lake Michigan.
The Field Museum – Sue the T-Rex!
Chicago – where the bridges are even architecturally designed.
Pritzker Pavilion by Frank Gehry, which the Chicago skyline in the background.
Corn Cob City.
Corn Cob City: The flattening. By the same architect.
Willis Tower from a river boat
Chicago river where it meets Lake Michigan.
An installation at the Chicago Art Institute – building footprints. Top, middle = Guggenheim; Second row, right = Art Institute.
Looking south from the Willis Tower.
Looking north from the Willis Tower (John Hancock building in background).
From the John Hancock building looking north over the Gold Coast.
Chicago looking towards Willis Tower from John Hancock building.
Chicago from the John Hancock building.
The bean at night (also very wet).
Riding the L for the first time.