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A Chicago drawbridge

A Chicago drawbridge

The 1927 double leaf Adams Street Bridge is one of Chicago’s moveable bridges that lift for boat traffic along the south branch of the Chicago River. Back in the 19th century, the downtown Chicago River was the city’s main harbor, filled with Great Lakes vessels…

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A big shiny bean …

A big shiny bean …

Despite the cold, damp, windy day that is typical of a Chicago winter, Millenium Park was the happening place to be. Ice skating and gawking at the amazing public art seems to defy any meteorological difficulties. Millennium Park 201 East Randolph Chicago, Illinois 60602 (312)…

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Metropolis Metro

Metropolis Metro

Most of the DC Metro stations were designed by Chicago architect Harry Weese, and remind me of of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. The underground stations were built with cathedral-like arches of concrete, highlighted by soft, indirect lighting. In 2007, the design of the Metro’s vaulted-ceiling stations…

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Ride the dragon

Ride the dragon

Located in front of the Smithsonian castle, this colorful carousel was built in 1947 by the Allan Herschell Co. It was placed on the Mall in 1891 and features 60 horses (including my favorite, a Sea Dragon.) Before the carousel arrived, it was a popular…

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A Capitol idea

A Capitol idea

It was crazy cold and breezy, and luckily it scared off the weak of heart from standing in line for a tour of the Capitol. We were able to get right in, warm up and learn a thing or two. United States Capitol Building United…

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A tourist in my own town

A tourist in my own town

Don, Narrow Larry, and Erika Nelson Sometimes it takes visitors to get you out into your own town. Luckily, Don, Erika and Larry aren’t your typical visitors, and wandering aimlessly is AOK with them. Downtown Kansas City Public Library 14 West 10th Street Signs ‘n…

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