This is one of the first “city things” I saw when I arrived in the downtown core of Chicago, Illinois. We took the train from the airport to the city centre and as I walked up the stairs, out of the subway system, I saw bridges everywhere, and immediately, I fell in love!

Chicago is a city I have always wanted to visit and having met someone who wants to explore the world as much as I do, this was one place we agreed we had to see.

Here are my 5 favourite things about Chicago:

1. The Architecture

In 1871 there was a massive fire in Chicago that burned down more than 17,000 buildings. From the great fire, came the great rebuilding. The Chicago skyline was thoroughly thought out and carefully planned with attention and importance given to architecture. Today, the Chicago skyline is recognized as one of the most beautiful in the world. One of my favourite buildings, on Michigan Ave, is the London House, the concave, white facade is stunning!

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This is an excerpt from the article Travel Tuesday: Chicago which originally appeared on http://cocoandcowe.com/.