Approaching Chicago

(Chicago Skyline from the Orange Line uploaded by brownpau.)

This is my second time in Chicago, and yesterday was my first time to use the El all on my own. Lovely city, but kind of vertical, which I’m not used to anymore. I suppose the verticalness is accentuated by having the loop go through downtown. Right now I’m in the very picturesque Bryn Mawr historic district, just a couple of blocks from the lakeside.


  1. Mike says:

    I used to live near Chicago (til I was ten or so), so I have a soft spot for it. It’s been years since I was last there, though. What’re you doing there?

  2. thomas says:

    I love Chicago. I wouldn’t be terribly upset if I ended up in graduate school at “The University.”

    But sadly (or not so sadly), I’m moving to DC in May for a year or so. I’ll have to actually meet you this time.

  3. Sparticus says:

    You know Bryn Mawr means big hill in Welsh?