Go into the Inter Continental and ask to see the pool. They will happily oblige. It’s the original 1920s pool used by Johnny Weismuller to train for Tarzan. The decoration is surely unique for a pool and well worth a look.
The Tribune building has small rock samples from a wide selection of other famous buildings actually built into/onto its own walls. Fascinating – and are there buildings from all over the world with small parts missing I wonder??
Anish Kapoor – I first met his work at an exhibition at the Sabanci Museum in Istanbul – and he is here too, with Cloud Gate, affectionately referred to as The Bean by locals.
I had a great time showing Martin around my city. Every time I’m a tourist in Chicago, I learn something new. Chicago has a lot to offer. Whether it’s entertainment or architecture, there’s something for everyone’s taste. It’s also a great place to live.
Wanna check out the views? Visit the 360 Chicago observation deck at the John Hancock Center, and get an interactive and educational experience with a full 360 degree view of the city. Or save a few bucks by heading up to the Signature Lounge and having a drink instead of paying for the touristy observation deck. It’s pretty much the same view!
Martin and Nick took a short drive through the city and Nick pointed out some interesting sites. After parking the car, they walked up South Michigan Avenue, visited Millennium Park, enjoyed the Chicago Riverwalk, and admired the Magnificent Mile. Nick’s friend Tim joined them for half of the walk.
Every place they visited was (almost) free of charge, including the Hotel InterContinental, Millennium Park, the Chicago Riverwalk, and entering a few historic buildings along Michigan Avenue.