February/March 2002 I went to Chicago for a conference (for Philips).
Before and after the conference there was a bit of time to pay a
visit to this beautiful city. The first picture gives a good impressen
of the city, but to get a clear view on an American city, it's best
to start looking down from one of the skyscrapers.
a clear view on the setup of the city I chose John Hancock Centre.
It's in the centre of the city right on the magnicicent Mile, just
like my hotel (Hotel Inter-continental). It's also closer to the
lake which gives a better view on the city.
More than enough interesting sport events with Chicago Cubs andWhitesox
(baseball), Bears (football) Blackhawks (hockey) and Bulls (basketball).
The only mathc that fit in my schedule was a game of the Chicago
Bulls. They're not as good as they used to be, but is was nice to
see how American Americans can be...
Chicago there are some interesting museums, concentrated on
the south side of the city. I had time to visit one of them
and I chose to go to a 'light' one, after the packed conference.
Below you will find some pictures taken in the Shedd right on
A special view was presentend on these jellyfish. Watch this
for some 'strange' views.
My flight back was on a Saturdayevening.
everything went very smooth. For as far as I can judge this (only
US city I visited so far) Chicago is a very nice city.
will the next trip bring me, and will there be a little more time
for some 'tourism'..?