You probably noticed by now how much I adore living in the Windy City. I never get tired watching all the beautiful and world famous Chicago skyscrapers. Sometimes I do get tired of the urban life I lead but I feel lucky that I am able to enjoy my life. By the way, in this picture I’d like to show you the famous Chicago River (we color the river green during St. Patricks holiday) and the bridges where all trains going to the Loop (downtown) meets.
Both pictures were taken earlier this morning (Saturday) while I was on the Brown Line Loop train using Samsung t629 camera phone. Its funny because I always see this lone park every single day but I’ve never been in the park, actually. We usually get a lot of snow every winter but only after we had our first major snowstorm this year that I have finally appreciate that there will always be a certain calmness after each snowstorms. These pictures made me ‘feel’ the tranquility I am looking for in my once-chaotic-urban life.
We had our first major winter storm yesterday. Believe me, it was a very difficult, treacherous, day for me. Most of you know that I don’t drive so I rely on public transportation (re: subway/elevated trains, buses or taxi cab). I first heard about the winter snowstorm warning from our local news and internet, of course. I’ve been living here in Chicago for such a long time now that I am used to the frigid temperature we usually get every year. Yesterday was not my day however.
My not-so-lucky-day started in the early morning commute. I knew from the moment that I got out of the house my day wouldn’t be so perfect as I wanted to be. Do I sound so pessimistic here? Hah! Well, my bus was late. The train wouldn’t move. When I got out of the train, I couldn’t see a damn thing because it was too cold outside and my eyeglasses…dang! Every little thing so blurry and misty! Hahaha! When I looked up on the silvery sky, it made me feel miserable and a bit lonely (misty eyed here *lol* just kidding!).
I am not going to write about how my day at work was but you bet, I was too sleepy. Looking through tinted glasses on top of a skyscraper here in downtown and longing to be outside to catch some snow and let it drop on my hands, it made me feel a little bit homesick. Well, I just had to endure a few hours of “homesickness” and go home, spend some quite time with my family and cuddle with my dog (I know that’s sad…lol). That was just a random thought and yeah enough wishful thinking.
I took a snap of what it looked outside yesterday. As you can see, I didn’t get a picture perfect shot. I was blinded by my own blurry vision (re: foggy glasses) and it wasn’t easy! Taking pictures with my camera phone in the middle of a snowstorm with my winter gear (re: gloves, earmuffs, bonnet and scarf) and not to forget my heavy boots on. Yeah, I could definetely assure you that I looked like an Alaskan eskimo. The only thing missing? Sled dogs and igloo.
And yes, that would be a real adventure readers :)….
This is the building where I usually passes by in downtown Chicago and I totally admire the unique black…ahhmmm…is this a monument or statue? Not sure what to call it, though. It used to be outside the building but since they remodeled the building and so goes the ‘statue’. I thought of going inside the building to take the picture of it but I figured I won’t be able to take a good shot of it. Instead, I decided to take a pic while I was waiting for the L train going through the Loop (Chicago’s financial district). Next project would be the Sears Tower!