Remember the voyage of Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts) to Chicago in My Best Friend’s Wedding;to win the love of Michael O’Neal(Dermot Mulroney)...it cajoles to muse about all the tales of love and separation that are concealed in the bosom of this colossal city…Chicago, acity filled with the essence of America in true sense. Famously, it is titled as “The Windy City” or “The Second City” of the U.S. It is a city that reflects the time frame, containing the imprints of both history and the present day. In words of Carl Sandburg, “Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning…proud to be Hog Butcher,Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and Freight Handler to the Nation.” His words impeccably depict the texture of this city and its citizens with strong backbone, standing tall against all situations. No wonder great personalities like Walt Disney, the founder of The Walt Disney Company and Barack Obama, 44th U.S.President hails from this place.
This city is also regarded as the hub for finance, commerce, industry, telecommunications and conveyance. This city also had left an ever retaining mark in the various forms of popular culture including theaters, films and music. Once listen to the song My Kind of Town by Frank Sinatra and you will undoubtedly fall in love with this city. Many of the city’s financial institutions are situated within a section of the Downtown called “The Loop”. It is believed that in order to achieve evolution in a place, the proper education is a must and Chicago kept her progress with the changing world and also the University of Chicago is ranked in one of the world’s top ten universities,thus conceding the prediction.
Chicago is a place for shopaholics as well, “Magnificent Mile” and Tony Oak Street are the prime shopping destinations known for high end brands, the urge for Bulgari jewelry, Prada bags, or Salvatore Ferragamo footwear can be fulfilled in this stretch of concrete. Michigan Avenue is the haven to several indoor and high-rise malls; where ample of boutiques in fashion and fine jewelry are sited displaying varieties of Engagement Rings in Chicago, along with the others sparkles. Talking of jewelry…even the most sumptuous gem of 5,899.5 carats, Topaz called Chalmers Topaz is also present under the roof of Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. So, in a word Chicago endows upon us everything life has to offer…from sports and food to gems and jewelry which makes it truly, a city for one and all.
The climate of Chicago incorporates of scorching heat during summer and frosty weather in winter, but still all these alterations in weather have its own charm that gifts this city its own unique identity. “That weekend the city blushed with a great heat wave but on Monday it rained, cooling the ache in the street’s burn,” as quoted from Minor Snobs by Daniel Amory very aesthetically presented the change of weather where impacts of prickly heat was healed by emollient rain. Just imagine the Christmas Eve with you sitting in front of the decorated Christmas tree, fire in the hearth, nibbling on a Christmas cookie with hot chocolate and marshmallows with the family…and outside there is a pristine white carpet of snow strewn all over. That is the kind of White Christmas you can expect in Chicago in December Winter, where children expect to see Santa arriving in sleigh pulled by eight reindeer across the fluffy snow.
Chicago is also the city of athletes, as it is home to two major basketball teams: The Chicago Cubs (National League) and The Chicago White Sox (The American League).The most sought-after basketball team over the globe The Chicago Bulls (NBA)also belongs to this amazing city. Hence, this city is filled with talented players like William Gates and Arthur Agee in Hoop Dreams. Along with all diversities, this place also offers a variety to the palate…so food lovers Chicago contains numerous restaurants that provide varieties of cuisines to satisfy your taste buds. Restaurants like Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab,and Aline a are some of the very famous restaurants. Also the annual McDonald’s thanksgiving parade which is aired nationally takes place in this city.
The waterfronts of Chicago presents a splendid view to behold, it refreshes the mind and is an attraction to the tourists. The architecture in Chicago is equally astounding, a fusion of both historical and modern era work that registers the capability and creativity of human beings. Glessner House,Millennium Park, Chicago Crown Fountain and many more like these architectural structures can be witnessed in Chicago. Many tall towers all marking the heights of Human achievements have been built in Chicago such as Willis Tower commonly referred as the Sears Tower, The A on Center and the John Hancock Center.
In this exciting place can anyone expect the night life to be dull? Not a chance…there are many nightclubs and bars where one can groove the body to the beats of music and grab a bite, an awesome way to de-stress your mind.