Sunday, September 03, 2006
Below is a view of the city from the 94th floor observation deck. Unforntunately, it was a bit foggy that day. On a clear day it is said that you can see four different states: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and my home state, Michigan.
This is a closer shot of the Sears tower, the tallest building in the USA.
These are a few photos from the Shedd Aquarium, located on the waterfront close to the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum.
This fellow is from the Iguana display near the front entrance. He's a blue iguana from the Carribean.
Man, that looks like one tasty crabbie patty! Fry me one up, SpongeBob!
Moray Eel, the only flash photo I took.
Spinning wheel swing ride from 15 stories.
Looking out at Lake Michigan.
The city skyline
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006
We also went to Navy Pier, and the Magnificent Mile to browse all of the stores. I finally broke down and got a decent camera for this trip, so here are some pics:
This is the Field Museum. They are currently showing artifacts from King Tut's tomb and photos were not allowed. They had tons of stuff, most of which has been seen on the History Channel, etc. that were amazing. There were also huge permanent displays animals, historical objects, gems and minerals, religious artifacts, world cultures past and present, and so many things I could go on and on. This one alone took an entire day to see.
This is a photo of U-505, the only German Uboat to be captured by the U S Navy. She has been completely restored and is on display at the Science and Industry Museum, which has a lot of historical displays as well as a look into the technologies of the future.