Video: 4 Spectacular Days in Downtown Chicago!

by Tim Francis on September 27, 2012

Sept 2012 I spent 4 spectacular days in Chicago. I had the opportunity to see and experience (video is below):

  • Chicago Cubs game at iconic Wrigley field
  • Chicago deep dish pizza
  • Blues music at legendary Buddy Guy’s Legends blues club
  • World-class show at Second City – where countless SNL actors (such as Tina Fey and John Candy) were launched into TV superstardom
  • Fascinating public art piece “Cloudgate”, also known as the chrome bean
  • Navy Pier with it’s childlike innocence
  • Breathtaking boat tour through Chicago’s water channels – experiencing Chicago’s eye-popping architecture
  • strolling Michigan Avenue, also known as the “Magnificent Mile”, with ultra-high-end stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany’s, and more mind-blowing architecture including the Chicago Tribune Building, and the John Hancock Building
  • …and so much more! (including one scandalous story, and a full day in Milwaukee too)

All four days of my time in downtown Chicago are packed into this narrated 39-min video…

(if 39 mins is just toooooo long for you, see my notes below…)

Is 39 mins is too long for you?

…I understand that 39 mins might be too long for you, so why not skip ahead to only the parts that interest you? Here’s a time-stamped list of sights in the video. Fast forward to whatever catches your attention…

  • 0:45 – Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, plus some stunning architecture
  • 3:08 – Milwaukee, and trip to Rocket Clicks
  • 9:56 – Cubs game at Wrigley Field
  • 14:58 – Blues club, Buddy Guy’s Legends
  • 16:46 – Second City comedy club
  • 19:30 – Public Art: Cloudgate, Picasso
  • 21:21 – Scandal at the Chicago Tribune building
  • 24:15 – Jaw-dropping architecture boat cruise
  • 29:16 – The Magnificent Mile – super-high-end shopping
  • 33:58 – Child-like joy of the Navy Pier
  • 35:38 – Street drummer and Crazy, Creepy Spitting Art!


Tim :)

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