20.4.12

chicago day one

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Here we go. It took me a few days to finally prioritize my DSLR over Instagram (silly me), so I don't have that many photos from our first days in Chicago. We started with a breakfast special and a walk downtown that ended with a broken shoe, then we visited my sister at her college (where I also studied four years ago) and had Libanese food for lunch in the area. Walking around campus felt really weird for me. It was no longer "my" campus; it was like I was seeing it for the first time even though it looked exactly the same. I guess it's me that has changed.

Då kör vi. Det tog mig några dagar att äntligen prioritera min systemkamera över Instagram (knasigt, jag vet), så jag har inte alls många "riktiga" bilder från de första dagarna i Chicago. Vi började med en frukostspecial och en promenad downtown som slutade i en trasig sko, hälsade på min syster på hennes college (där också jag gick för fyra år sen) och åt libanesiskt en bit därifrån. Att gå runt på campus kändes jättemärkligt. Det var inte längre "min" skola; det var som att jag såg den för första gången fast allt såg likadant ut. Det är väl snarare jag som förändrats.

11 comments:

  1. I live in Chicago and have been following your blog for about a year now. I love all your pics! And welcome to Chicago! I hope you have a good trip. If you love coffee, go to Intelligentsia and Molly's Cupcakes has the best cupcakes in the city. And La Madia has amazing pepperoni pizza :)

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  2. I'm really looking forward to see more of your travel pics! I'm missing Chicago, even if I only went there for three weeks...

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  3. i'm so glad you got to revisit your old campus...i think it's a learning experience to see things through different eyes, even if it's something so familiar you'd know it anywhere. i love your shots for just this...so many different angles and ways of seeing the familiar (including your sister!). i can't wait for the next installment of chicago shots! :)

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  4. I love every one of these pictures, though maybe "OH O" is my favourite. Or maybe the buildings with all the round balconies...? Actually, I can't decide.

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  5. Artists are destined to become depressed, which in turn fuels their art which fills them with happiness. Then the whole cycle repeats itsself. Not a bad bargain when you have a collection of work as beautiful as you have produced.

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  6. do you know the name of the buildings with the round balconies? they look great, but all your pictures look great!

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  7. Beautiful! I live three hours from Chicago, and it is my favorite city X

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  8. I love all your photos!What a wonderful city!Love it!

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