It is four in the morning, on 02/08/2017 when I leave Sandusky in a bus full of young people, heading to Chicago. I have heard a lot of things about this city, I have seen it in photographs..but how is it in reality?
After six hours feeling like an eternity, we get there. Everything I can see from the bus windows are buildings, skyscrapers made of glass and nothing else. Well, I was kind of expecting this, but still wish for the best. We have no more than twelve hours to visit the city and then have to come back and go home. Not too much for such a place.
All I had with me was a map and two friends, and we went downtown, looking for Skydeck. What I realize is that it is easy to get lost in the city with all the buildings looking the same. Will all this, here I am, in front of the 103 floors building. Going up and having the city at out feet. It is an unbelievable feeling, an amazing view that left me speechless. It is that moment when I finally get somewhere I have always wished to but never thought it would happen. Is it really happening?
Navy Pier. The place where you can see the city with all its beauty. One amazing thing is the fact that in the evening, the fog covers the top of the buildings, looking like the get lost somehow in the sky and nobody knows where do they end. I could spend hours there, just admiring the view and falling in love with the place. It does not look that crowded as I though it would be.
All in all, getting lost in a city like this, discovering new places and looking up at the sky, not being sure where the building in front of me is ending, is definitely a great experience. More when you come from a small city and did not have the chance to see many skyscrapers before. More when you come from a city where you can walk from one end to another in 30 min, having such a huge city in front of you is amazing.
I think that the city has much to offer, from the outside view, from the museums and the parks to each of its streets, hiding something ready to be found.