“Where must we go, we who wander this wasteland, in search of our better selves” – Mad Max/First history man.

“If you have passion, you have everything” – Don Julio Gonzales

Chicago has the most number of brick houses and buildings I’ve seen. I think 90% of the structures in C are made of bricks. They look quite old and many have been reinforced by wood which look quite old now as well. The train system running through the city look old too and I’m wondering when will these steel structures collapse? In 10 to 20 years?

Update: I managed to trek the downtown of Chicago and was very impressed with the wide streets and spacing and symmetry of the city. I think the planners from a hundred years ago intended this city to be big. If London is flair and style, Chicago would be lean muscle. Also impressed on the cleanliness and that almost everything is upscale. The old buildings were monolithic. The public library building looked like a headquarters for an evil empire. The library wasn’t welcoming as well and the content was very limited and sparse.

I can see how Al Capone and the gangsters would have roamed through Chicago. And true to its reputation, it is a very Windy City. But the strong winds could fool one in wearing a thicker clothing when it is actually very warm and will make you sweaty.

Chicago is a sport fan city with its Chicago Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs and White Sox teams. And the city has many good looking people.

next stop, the beaches, sears tower, the artworks, union station, pubs, house of blues and will be off to Charlottesville VA passing through Indiana, Kentucky, W Va with the Apalachian mountain range as view.