Chicago: Architecture, Deep-Pan Pizza and “The Bean”

Chicago: the USA’s third most populous city, filled with stunning architecture, birthplace of the deep-pan pizza and home to Anish Kapoor’s iconic Cloud Gate sculpture (more affectionately referred to as “the bean”). After enviously seeing my dad’s photographs of Chicago (accumulated on business trips over the past eight years), having a friend emigrate there and making friends with another Chi-town resident whilst on my year abroad, it was amazing to finally get there! Having agreed on three full days in Chicago, based on recommendations from friends and the basis that the city centre is considered to be relatively compact, we set upon figuring out the logistics of seeing everything we possibly could in the time we had.

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