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Willis Tower

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If you have the chance to stay in Chicago you MUST visit the Willis Tower, or most commonly used “The Sears Tower“.

It is not surprising that it’s one of the most important icons of the city. Standing at 1,450 feet (500 m) and 110 stories (floors) its skydeck welcomes 3 million visitors every year.

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Museums

Classes hasn’t barely changed, which is in fact a good thing.
We have a new Spanish boy and the Vietnamese students are leaving this week.

 

These days I’ve been feeding my cultural interests and, since Chicago is known for its culture, I’ve visited a couple of museums in the city. They are: Art Institute of Chicago and Contemporary Art Museum.

The best thing is that I could enter for free. It is supposed to have free admission only for residents – and specific days, of course – but you know, begging a little or saying that you’re gonna leave helps.

In my opinion the Art Insitute is better than the second I’ve just mentioned because it is by far the largest one. Actually it reminds me of The British Museum. You can find art from cultures all around the world, from a Picasso to a Japanese kimono.

 

 

I haven’t finished yet. I don’t want to make you feel jealous but I’ve tickets for tonight baseball match WhiteSox vs. Yankees.

Let’s go Yank…sorry, let’s go WhiteSox!


Absentmindedness

Friday evening I went to Hancock Tower with some friends. The aim was to see over the city at night.

I didn’t remember that somebody had told me if you go to the restaurant (instead of the Observatory) you don’t have to pay anything. Therefore we paid $16 each. However it was worth it. Watch yourself:

This is a 94th floor and the lift takes only 40sec!

 

Before going to the Tower we had been to Chicago Summerdance, but it wasn’t what we had expected. That’s why we went to Hancock.


Ovo

Yesterday night we went to see le Cirque du Soleil at United Center. The organisation was poor and it was raining cats and dogs but the performance was AWESOME, as always. This time story was about insects. It had some funny parts and also scary ones; due to the difficulty of the acrobatics.
It wasn’t full so we were able to occupy some goods seats.

Alex, I missed you sooo much 😦

 

 

This afternoon’s class has been funny. We’ve gone to the park to play fresbee and talk about the film we saw yesterday at class. I’ll publish some photos as soon as possible.

After that some of us (teacher included) went to take ice-cream to Dunkin Donuts. I don’t recommend you the “pistacho&almond” flavour.

Oh girls, we’ve the Robert Norris University Football Team being moved to Fornelli ; )