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A week in Chicago in tweets and pictures: from Sunday 25th October to Sunday 1st November 2009

Posted by payre sur 2009/11/02

This is the 2nd blog post of what I tweeted while in Chicago with more details on what I did there.

SUNDAY 25th October 2009

Morning dedicated to walk along Michigan Lake and then Best Buy shop : is it worth buying a $299 Sony Reader Touch ? Tested Windows 7 too on a laptop.

Afternoon in an Ecuadorian-American family. American dinner with turkey and sweet potatoes. Carrot cake and pumpkin pie for dessert.

MONDAY 26th October 2009

Spent the day at the Science and Industry Museum in Hyde Park south Chicago. Visited the German U-boat U-505 which was caputured by American forces in 1944.

3 pictures taken at the Science and Industry Museum:

1 Stuka

From 2009 10 23 Chicago, Illinois

1 Supermarine Spitfire

From 2009 10 23 Chicago, Illinois

1 unidentified jet close to the Vought Crusader in shape (if someone recognize it, please let me know in the comments of this blog post)

From 2009 10 23 Chicago, Illinois

Monday evening: burger at Bar Louie

From 2009 10 23 Chicago, Illinois

next to Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs baseball team’s stadium.

From 2009 10 23 Chicago, Illinois

TUESDAY 27th October 2009

done today tuesday:
– eaten at the top of the John Hancock center
Picture of this skycraper and picture taken from its highest floor:

From 2009 10 23 Chicago, Illinois

– visited Adler planetarium and Shedd aquarium.
Skyline taken from the Adler planetarium

From 2009 10 23 Chicago, Illinois

– Dinner at Yang Yang chinese restaurant on Roosevelt street (south side of Chicago)

later in the evening I installed Android 1.6 donut over the air on my HTC Magic

WEDNESDAY 28th October 2009

early morning thought
What is good in the US is that I feel slim compared to the fat people I see in the streets. And I can find my size for clothes in the shops.

at noon, my parents and I made a cruise on the Chicago river to the the skycrapers’ architecture
Pictures of the cruise:

From 2009 10 23 Chicago, Illinois

Lunch at Chicago cultural centre with free wifi :-)

Saw the « bean »

From 2009 10 23 Chicago, Illinois

Chicago architecture’s Foundation walking tour with audioguides in the Loop.

Back at Chicago cultural center before shopping.

Ce jour là j’ai fait une folie au Niketown de Chicago : j’ai acheté un pantalon Tiger Woods à 150 $. Plus sage : 2 pantalons achetés à Gap sur le magnificent mile.

THURSDAY 29th October 2009

morning at Navy Pier

From 2009 10 23 Chicago, Illinois

Skyline from Navy Pier

From 2009 10 23 Chicago, Illinois
From 2009 10 23 Chicago, Illinois

in Illinois the licence plates are customized with the baseline/motto/slogan « Land of Lincoln »:

From 2009 10 23 Chicago, Illinois

I saw one vanity plate too (on a pharmacist’s car).

Picnic lunch at Chicago cultural with free wi-fi.

visited the Art Institute with French impressionists.

From 2009 10 23 Chicago, Illinois

The most famous US paiting

From 2009 10 23 Chicago, Illinois
From 2009 10 23 Chicago, Illinois

There is actually a statue of it on Michigan avenue.

At 7 pm started the NBA Basket ball match Chicago Bulls vs San Antonio Spurs at United Center. All the pictures taken there are on this Picasa album

2009 10 29 Chicago Bulls vs San Antonion Spurs @ United Center

2 videos taken before the match:

Tony Parker called and his entrance on the « parquetry »:

Chicago Bulls’ famous music theme

victoire des Chicago Bulls sur les San Antonio Spurs malgre les 20+ pts de Tim Duncan impressionnant. Joakim Noah etait dans le 5 majeur mais Derrick Rose etait plus populaire à l’applaudimètre.

FRIDAY

réveil dans la nuit à 5h à Chicago, 11h en France.

visited the Chicago History museum between 11am and 3pm. audioguides where iPods! Interesting guided tour on Lincoln too.

Shopping in the afternoon: book at Borders, iPod Touch and iPod nano at Apple store

Album of pictures made at Chicago’s Apple store: MacBook Pro and the new iMac 27 inches

2009 10 30 Apple store Chicago

Dinner in the evening at Galapagos café, an Japanese-Ecuadorian restaurant

SATURDAY 31st October 2009

last 3 pictures of Chicago; the skyline far on the horizon from the airport

From 2009 10 23 Chicago, Illinois

and the Airbus A340 we took from O’Hare to Madrid Barajas

From 2009 10 23 Chicago, Illinois
From 2009 10 23 Chicago, Illinois

SUNDAY 1st November 2009

Landed safely in Lyon Satolas St Exupery at 11:30 am. I did not sleep since Saturday morning.

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