Ang tagal na ng last post ko. With the past few weeks (hindi lang days), lagi kasi kaming lumalabas. So it would be a cycle of going out on weekends then back to work on weekdays tapos ganun ulit. Walang blogging in between. Naghahabol kasi kami ng lakad since bilang na lang ang mga araw namin dito sa Chicago (uwing uwi na ko lol). Madami pa kaming hindi napupuntahan and syempre since nandito kana edi puntahan na. May times na pwede mag-blog pero tinatamad ako kasi naghahabol ako ng rest since typically, kulang ang tulog kapag weekdays. Oh well, so much for the intro. Nasa facebook naman na yung album pero dito na lang ako magku-kwento.
(Warning: Picture Heavy post :D)
One of the famous attraction here in Chicago is the Navy Pier (read in slang mode lol). Number 1 attraction that is. Sabi sa wiki ng Navy Pier, “the pier was built in 1916 at a cost of $4.5 million, equivalent to $90.5 million today”. As a very good trivia, the construction of Navy Pier is part of The Plan of Chicago mainly authored by Daniel Burnham. Sounds familiar? Si Daniel Burnham lang naman yung nagplan ng Baguio City (Burnham Park named after him), a building in Bacolod City, at ng Manila (of which only three buildings are done to plan, kasi si President Quezon gumawa ng sarili niyang city named after him kaya na-abolish ang plano para sa Manila). Kung adik ka sa facts then you can browse through dyan sa mga links na binigay ko. I just had to mention this kasi I had to commend how the city of Chicago (specially the downtown area) was built. There are parks everywhere where people can park este stroll. Naisip ko tuloy pumunta ng Baquio sometime.
One of the famous activities here in Navy Pier is the Architectural Tour and the Skyline Tour. Basically they are ‘boat’ tours running along the rivers of Chicago and on the Lake Michigan. Nakalimutan ko na kung magkano sila individually but we paid $38 package for both of them. Mas mahal yung Architectural tour kasi 1 hour siya while the other is 30 minutes. Architectural because obviously you will be seeing the buildings of downtown Chicago from the rivers. The downtown area itself is basically built within these river channels so halos lahat ng mga buildings makikita mo on this tour. Yun Skyline tour naman e lalabas kayo sa Lake Michigan para makita yung skyline at coast ng Chicago downtown.
Umalis ako kanina kaya ngayon lang ulit natuloy ang post na ito. Ok na rin kasi wala akong maisip na pang break for the next part hehehe.
The final photo:
The Good. Even as a progressive city, they make their waters ‘clean’ as possible. Kita naman sa picture na nasa taas na hindi nila pinababayaan ang waters nila. By the way, a huge part of America is getting their drinking water from Lake Michigan.
The Bad. Sana ganito din sa aten.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Hindi ko kayang iupload lahat ng pictures dito. Sa facebook ninyo na lang tignan (for fb friends only lol). Ciao!