exploring chicago

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Not long after the wedding, Naomi came to visit and she and I spent a few days exploring downtown Chicago together. We took the train in the morning and would spend the entire day walking around the city. Adventuring with Naomi is the best. We both prefer meandering and just stopping at anything that catches our interest. And also our energy levels match so we both feel ready to slip into a coffee shop to sit and rest for a bit at exactly the same time. Anyway, those days of exploring the city together were pretty near perfect and it was the introduction I needed to get a feel for this new city.

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Beautiful theatres. Love.

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[obligatory tourist-y selfie at Cloud Gate]

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This is where we drank coffee, ate waffles, and charged our phones.

5 stars for comfy couches and mismatched random mugs.

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The highlight of our time together was our evening at the theatre seeing the Broadway Tour of Once. Naomi and I had always hoped to go to the theatre together and we jumped at this opportunity. There’s nothing else quite like the magic before a show starts. It’s this amazing energy of knowing that anything can happen.

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The show was an wonder. Unbelievably beautiful and the music touches you in incredible ways. This is why I love musical theatre. It reaches audiences and shares emotions in ways that no other medium can.

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I will always remember the rush of leaving the theatre, walking the city streets at night heading toward the train station. The way the lights reflect of the water and the buildings glow. Talking on the train or just sitting in silence watching the world fly past. I adore city life and, after being born and raised in Los Angeles, getting the chance to live so near Chicago is new and exciting. There’s still a lot to experience and many things yet to see, but having an unfamiliar city to explore is an amazing thing.

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2 Comments

  1. blair

    when i think chicago, i think loud industrial city…. but your photos gave it a whole new interest! it looks completely beautiful and adventuresome and exciting.

    plus that coffee shop looks way awesome. =)

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