Day 2 of my preparation for the Esomar marketing research conference included a bunch of different things. A walk along the beach, a visit to the Lincoln Park zoo (looked like Grampa’s farm to me), a two hour double decker narrated tour of the architecture around the city, a visit to the bean, a welk past the 20 or so bridges, and ended with a cupcake song at the Hershey store.
The hop on – hop off tour is quite nice even if you never hop on or off. You get a nice narration about the city, all of the most interesting buildings are pointed out, and your feet don’t end up killing just because you’re lost.
Like Toronto, a huge chunk of chicago is just landfill. In the case of chicago, after a fire that burned down 17 000 buildings, they bulldozed all the ruins into the lake and just built more stuff on top of that. I’m puzzled about whether i like the solution but since the solution is a lot of parks, i’m good.
The city is really well-maintained. i didn’t notice much garbage on the streets and the parks and gardens are just lovely even though the gardening season is practically done. I passed a ton of name brand stores but don’t ask me what they were since i don’t much care. Odd since i work in marketing!
Just like yesterday, here are a few of my favourite pics. If you take a billion, some of them will turn out ok! if you pay very very close attention, you will see me in the bean.