Sunday, November 25, 2012

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #52

Here we are, at the last WWDD of this year - wow! How exciting! Time sure does fly when we're having fun :)
Here's the last installment of my October 2010 photos - these ones are actually a little bit monumental, for me, at least. Although I grew up in Chicago, I had never been to the top of the Sears Tower, until this trip! I know, I know, it's now called the Willis Tower, but it's going to be a little while before I naturally call it that... anyway, here it is - my impressions of the tallest building in the US:

And here's the view from the top:

And here we are, back down at the bottom:


I think that's enough windows to cover the week- next week we'll be back to our regular Israeli architecture!
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10 comments:

Dina said...

Chicago is the best!
Hey, I grew up there too. :)

Ralph said...

Chicago is immense to our eyes looking up - and manageable as we look from above. This is a city that has broad shoulders and looks so right next to the deep blue Lake Michigan waters. I've only seen the Sears Tower (as I remember it too :) climbing out of O'Hare which from 4000 feet is not so tall. Nice look at a great American city!

Dina said...

Please return for the answer to your Jewish geography question. :)

photodoug said...

Thanks for sharing your Chicago experience.

Sara said...

Quite amazing, looking up. Now perhaps I shall recognize the Sears Tower when I see the Chicago skyline on TV. My husband is always identifying "that's Chicago, I recognize the Sear's Tower" which I find so funny as he's never been to Chicago, even though his grandfather was a gangster rum-runner there back in the day! Thankfully, he (hubby) did not inherit any of those gangster traits!

Indrani Ghose said...

Great series of shots. Love these views.

sparrow said...

A place I have always wanted to visit - and now I have done it virtually! Thanks for the variety of your photos. Have a great week.

sparrow said...

Toby, I don't believe it. I also have links to Chicago, but not Jewish ones. My great great Uncle was a civil engineer who migrated to Chicago from the UK. His name was Sollitt (French Huguenot roots in our family). I believe he "founded" or had something to do with the town called Sollitt in the south part of Chicago - Orange county I think it is. It is probably just a suburb now. My dad still has correspondence he wrote from there in the late 1800's with the postal mark "Sollitt".

Robin said...

Great shots. I love the one looking up from the bottom.

Dina said...

Such interesting comments from all.