Saturday, May 17, 2008

Travels to two big cities

Chicago's Millenium park has a seriously modern stage for musical performances.
Architects have tried to outdo each other for over a century in Chicago with the result being the grandest collection of tall buildings anywhere in the world.
The city is serious about meticulous gardens and greenspaces in spite of all the skyscrapers and concrete. This gives the city a much more open and spacious feel than other large cities.
A distant peek at the John Hancock building, shrouded in fog.
In Manhattan a bar with the swiggness advertised in gold letters.
A very old street and some ceramic work in the subway shows a little of the old New York of the 19th century.

Chrysler building and skyline of lower manhattan.

Manhattan sunrise.
Columbus circle has this gleaming globe dominating the scenerey.
Seen at Strawberry Fields, Central Park. They have not forgotten John Lennon here, just like Santa Cruz.

Graffitti in Little Italy is pretty artistic.

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