Windy City (part 5)

by Camellia Staab December. 08, 2018 354 views

Before finishing this tour, how about some fun fact about Chicago?

Did you know Chicago is home to:

  • 237 square miles of land
  • 77 community areas containing more than 100 neighborhoods
  • Over 5,195 restaurants
  • More than 250 theaters, 225 music venues and 200 dance companies
  • 56 museums
  • Over 700 public art works
  • More than 125 art galleries and 20 neighborhood art centers
  • 26 miles of lakefront with an 18.5-mile lakefront path
  • 8,100 acres of green space with 580 parks and 26 beaches
  • Approximately 369 landmarks and 46 historic districts
  • Over 225 miles of bike lanes and more than 13,000 bike racks
  • Over 3,000 bikes and 300 stations through Divvy bike sharing system
  • 28 CTA bus routes and 8 train routes serving 146 stations
  • 119 hotels with 39,000+ hotel rooms in the Central Business District

And last but not least in our fun facts section.......

Do you know why it is called the Windy City?

If you know the answer please write it in the comments area. ( no asking Alexa, Google, or Siri 😃 )

If you missed the beginning of this tour please feel free to go here, here, here, and here for parts one through four.

For some tunes about Chicago click on the song titles below.

🎵 Lake Shore Drive - Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah🎵

🎵Chicago | We can change the world - Crosby Stills & Nash🎵

Happy Listening 👂

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George Kunschman 10 months ago

Great captures, and interesting facts. What happened to the fact it's cold there! 8>}

10 months ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to George Kunschman 10 months ago

Thank you. Actually it is no colder than here. Ok maybe a tab colder than where you are  😊

10 months ago Edited
Joe Zink 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Riding the el, and spending all day in the museum of science and industry...

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Joe Zink 10 months, 2 weeks ago

There you go, definitely not a bad place to spend a day or even two.

Btw what happened to your closeup, microscopic shots? Got tired or weather is still too good for inside play?

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Sherry Hill 10 months, 2 weeks ago

i remember walking thru the streets and the wind that whips between the buildings is CRAZY, and i thought.. this has got to be why they call it the windy city.. 
am i being completely too obvious? lol.. 

aside from that, i so appreciate your homeless photos.. someday i'll write a post about my experience with the homeless.. you've inspired me again Camellia.. 

thank you

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Sherry Hill 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Glad to have been of some help. Looking forward to your post. Eveyone believes it's the wind that gives Chicago its nickname but such is not the case 😉

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Andi Saw 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Is it because of baseball? Some story about a rivalry with a city I don't remember? 
Maybe it's just because it's windy! 
I LOVE CHICAGO!!! (Now. I knew nothing about Chicago until 2 days ago!) blue heart

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Andi Saw 10 months, 2 weeks ago

No and no and no. The answer to all you guesses are no. So I get the $250 this time smile

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Andi Saw Replied to Camellia Staab 10 months, 2 weeks ago
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10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Andi Saw Replied to Andi Saw 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Wikipedia says I'm partially right (Twice). You can take $50

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Andi Saw 10 months, 2 weeks ago

And you believe something with a name like WIKI? Ha! 😆

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Andi Saw Replied to Camellia Staab 10 months, 2 weeks ago

I believe anyone who says I'm right! smile

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Andi Saw 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Of course you do....after all it's you we are talking about 😜😘

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