We got out of the subway and ran into the shamrock marathon. Chicago’s subway system reminds me a lot about Japan’s train system. How we get into the train, the little voice that says what stop it is and how it can transition from underground to above ground. We played real life crossy road 5 times after leaving the trains station.
The architectural tour was educational. I learned how they used to make old buildings and the different kinds of architects that helped create the city after the Chicago fire. The tour guide pointed out many buildings along the tour that had many different architectural designs. Some were perfectly symmetrical even with the sidewalk while some others were decorated from the bottom up with scary faces pointing back at you.
After lunch we went to the iconic bean. We snapped a group photo and headed to the Chicago Cultural Center. The center had the biggest tiffany glass dome in the world as well as impressive artwork and a beautiful view of millennium park. After a refreshing power nap we headed to navy pier on the 29 bus. In front of their children’s museum they had interactive exhibits where you could pull on a metal bar and it would be like a hamster wheel photo and make it into a comic strip.
The trains can transition from underground and above ground. There are multiple stations that serve as main stations where multiple lines converge and it's easier to transfer trains and the trains don’t all go the same way, they spread out to try and cover all the city.
Architectural ideas and art decoration were important to shape buildings of Chicago. Architectures started to move in to Chicago because of the world fair event held in Chicago. Architectures would come in from all over the world to see what architectures has done. Over two thousand propel would come each day to look at Chicago. Ideas were compared with others based on buildings they created. Inside the buildings the lobby is full of history of Chicago to talk about to how the building was made.
During the day, I was able to learn that Chicago is known for its hotdog. The hotdog rule was to eat hotdog without ketchup. Even without ketchup it tastes great with its own flavor.
- Nikki Wong and Lucas Chin