A new day is rising - view from Hotel Sofitel Watertower.
Open year-round and weather-permitting, the Ferris Wheel at the Navy Pier offers sweeping views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan.
The Navy Pier originally opened in 1916 as an amusement area and shipping facility but is now one of Chicago's most popular tourist attractions.
Big city with big trucks.
"Our" Hyundai Tucson - by American standards a compact car.
At the Food Court of the North Pulaski Fresh Market, W North Avenue, Chicago you can ask about your preference and they are glad to serve you.
Well aired-on van in Cicero.
Driving on W Lake Street from near W Corcoran Pl (Central Station Green Line).
The Cindy Lyn Motel opened in 1960 with 18 rooms, build on Historic Route 66, known as the last motel before the city of Chicago. The day the Motel opened the cost of a room was $ 6.18 - the rates are higher today, depending on the room. Check out the Presidential Suite (from $ 175 to $ 325).
Henry's Drive In Neon Sign from 1950 on Odgen Ave, aka Route 66, in the Chicago suburb of Cicero.
The classic Chicagoland hot dog restaurant was started in the 50's by a guy whose surname was Henry. He originally started off with a hot dog wagon on Austin just north of Ogden.
When Route 66 was getting going, Henry then built and opened up his own place where it still stands today.
From the early 1960s through the late 1980's, the working class town of Lyons, incorporated in 1888, was known for its notorious links to organized crime.
The John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County is a public urban teaching hospital in Chicago and it's named after John H. Stroger, Jr. (May 19, 1929 - January 18, 2008) who served from 1994 to 2006 as the first African-American president to the Cook County, IL, Board of Commissioners.
The Rush University Medical Center is a not-for-profit, 664-bed institution and is ranked No. 2 among more the 100 leading academic medical centers in the U.S.
W. Harrison St. at the Rush University Medical Center District and view on Sears Tower, today America's second tallest building.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Expy with Sears Tower, Chicago highest building.
Restored Station on Red Line - specifically, it is located underneath the intersection of State Street and Chicago Avenue.
Chicago Station - at the intersection Street Lake and Chicago Avenue - with a Train of the Red Line on his way north.
A Chicago Backstreet Boy.
View on W Grand Avenue from CTA Station Grand.
The Red Line, sometimes known as the Howard-Dan Ryan Line and the North-South Line, is a heavy rail line, run by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), as part of the Chicago "L" system.
Purple Express Train
South of Belmont, Red, Brown and Purple Line Express trains run side-by-side on the four track North Side "L" to Armitage.
The Trump International Hotel and Tower is a condo-hotel in downtown and offers river, lake and skyline views.
Like the Blue Line, the Red Line runs 24 hours a day/365 days a year, it is only one of six mass-trainsit rail systems in the United States to do so.
The route of the Red Line is 23.4 miles (37.7 km) long with a total of 33 stations, from Howard station in Rogers Park on the north side, through the State Street subway and to 95th/Dan Ryan in Roseland on the south side.
Randolph/Wabash Station of Red Line, CTA's busiest line, with a average of 251.813 passengers boarding each weekday (2012).
Owned and operated by the Berghoff family since 1898, the restaurant has celebrated their Dortmunder-style beer and fed the people of Chicago for over 100 years. It's open for lunch and dinner daily.
A timeless Chicago hotel, Palmer House offers historic charm with hip conveniences, comprehensive amenities, award winning dining and gracious service.
The Ford Center for Performing Arts - Oriental Theatre, located at 24 West Randolph Street in the Loop area of downtown Chicago, opened in 1926 as a deluxe movie palace.
Most spectacular condominiums of Chicago: Trump International Hotel and Condo Tower Chicago.
If you're a mojito or caipirinha fan don't miss the friendly neighborhood bar Havana Grill.
When the night falls in … Chicago Streets.
Lobby of the Chicago Sofitel Water Tower - centrally located, in the heart of the Gold Coast District, this Mag Mile hotel provides a dynamic vantage point for exploring the Windy City.
Quigley's Saint James Chapel, inspired of Paris' Sainte Chapelle, was completed in 1919. Its French Gothic Revival design, with its arched windows and soaring vertical buttresses, and exterior walls surrounded and guarded by statues of saints, has been called " a hidden jewel" in the midst of a bustling commercial and residential neighborhood on Chicago's Gold Coast.
Spring is everywhere - here at the Gold Coast Historic District Chicago.
Reach for the sky.
The one hundred story building, completed in 1969, has a remarkable design, with huge X-braces serving both a structural and a visual purpose.
Sited on the Magnificent Mile and across from the John Hancock Center, Fourth Presbyterian Church is one of Chicago's most visible religious institutions.
The Green and Pink Line run over W Lake Street.
W Lake Street near Austin Station.
The pavilion, designed by architect Frank Gehry, was named after Jay Pritzker, whose family is known for owning Hyatt Hotels. It features a sound system with an acoustic design that replicates an indoor concert hall sound experience.
Walking around and under Cloud Gate's 12-foot (3.7 m) high arch. The sculpture, nicknamed The Bean, by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor is the centerpiece of AT+T Plaza at Millennium Park.
Chicago Cultural Center - home of largest Tiffany-stained glass dome in the world.
With it's glass dome, Mother of Perals mosaics, a Carrara marble lobby - the dazzling treasures from within the Chicago Cultural Center are a proper backdrop to the artful programming hosted here.
Everybody wants love. And who doesn't want to have good luck and success in life? Or to look their best? Operating from Chicago's South Side between the 1920s and 1980s, the Valmor Products Company offered all these things and more.
Drawn by its beauty and the fabulous fee public events, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the Chicago Cultural Center every year.
Free visual art and performance programs presented at the Cultural Center.
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, a downtown landmark home to free exhibits, performances and public programs.
Etched in stone on the base of the Millennium Monument in Wrigley Square are the names of the founders of Millennium Park.
One of the first stops on the Mother Road, Lou Mitchell's Restaurant, built in 1949, located at 565 W Jackson Boulevard.
Rising up form the upper front façade and extending the entire length of the building is the eye catching, original 1949 neon sign that proudly states "Lou Mitchell's Serving the World's Best Coffee".