July was all about exploring. So this will be 2-piece blog with the next one following. This was my impression of Chicago: The Windy City. Apparently not only called that way for Chicago's windy location near lake Michigan but also for their blabbering mouths back in the days.

The city of Chicago is the third-most populous city in the United Stated with over 2.7 million residents. The first know reference to the site of the current city of Chicago was "Checagou" which literally means "stinky onion". Fun fact it is :-)

Chicago is a sight for sore eyes when it comes to architecture. The destruction caused by the Great Chicago Fire led to the largest building boom in the history of the nation.  In 1885, the first steel-framed high-rise building, the Home Insurance Building, rose in the city as Chicago ushered in the skyscraper era, which would then be followed by many other cities around the world. Today, Chicago's skyline is among the world's tallest and most dense. One of the most popular towers located in Chicago has to be the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower).

So let me know what you think about the view and the buildings Chicago has to offer!