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Chi town? Milwaukee? Off for Xmas shopping, or just plain fun? Whichever, please blog it!
If you venture as far south as Indiana, Illinois or St. Louis, there's a standing lunch invitation for you. ;)
Good morning, Ann Althouse. It looks like you are staying right across from my house.Have fun. The squirrels are lovely here.
Houses in downtown Milwaukee?
When I was 11 and visiting my grandmother, I went to the top of the First Wisconsin Tower on a sunny day. What a view! I don't think the view yesterday would have been so spectacular.
Are you a little tipsy, this morning?
Cities are the only environment in which I feel comfortable.The larger the better.
AllenS: Maybe it's an inner ear thing ;-)
Dave said..."Cities are the only environment in which I feel comfortable. The larger the better."I'm completely the opposite. I suppose that the very things that makes big city living appealing to some people are the same things that make it repulsive to others. Now, with that having been said, I don't know that I'd want to live in the middle of nowhere, there is a lower size limit, but my rule of thumb would be that I wouldn't want to live in a town that I couldn't walk briskly from one end to the other of in an hour or so.
I'd love to live in a big city and always assumed I would, but, as it's turned out, I'm destined to go through life without having done so.I'm also a cat person who has only dogs.You make your choices and go with what you get! There are compensations everywhere.
I do live in a small city--for example, it's too big for Simon to briskly walk across in an hour--though he could walk to Illinois and back in that time, watching the bald eagles come "home" for the winter nesting as he does so.
It's Chicago...the building in the middle is Water Tower Place.You can almost see my office in that picture.-kd
Simon--I "walk briskly" from one end of Manhattan to the other every day.Of course, this is from West to East, not North to South, but still.I get more done in an hour than someone stuck in traffic for hours every day.But, yes, of course there are tradeoffs. And of course preferences are personal. I wasn't trying to impugn any person's choice not to live in a city. I was only commenting on the change in scenery from midwestern college campus to urbanity. I'll take urbanity over suburbia or rural America.
Karl: Good eye!
Well, for those that questioned it, here's photographic evidence that Althouse leans to the right! :-)Verification word: fuxbahc. I'm not touching that one!
Danke.I'd assume, since it was the focus of the picture, that shopping is the reason for the visit. But, I guess there might be a conference or speaking opportunity at Northwestern Law (right down the block).If it's the latter, and something that would be open to the public, please let us know.-kd
Dave said..."Simon--I "walk briskly" from one end of Manhattan to the other every day."Yes, but Dave - the city doesn't end at the river. ;) You cross the river, and it's all open fields beyond that, right? ;)I had thought that Manhattan was but the central hub of a giant urban conurbation that stretches through Long Island in the east, to Mount Vernon in the North, and to at very least New Brunswick in the south? :p
I'd guess you were at Wabash and Pearson, looking east at Water Tower Place; is that Loyola Law School you're photoing from?I suppose a little Christmas shopping on the Mag Mile is in order, just to find out what you've always needed, can't live without, and can't afford (often all in the same package). Enjoy!
Not to brag or anything, but having done that Chicago in December thing one too many times, the view out my window now looks a little more like this:http://www.birdsongvi.com/Sea01.jpg
Here's a mischievous suggestion for your side barIt really is extraordinary. I read her blog (I admit I can't stop)... And it really never ceases to amaze.Glenn Greenwald | 12.12.06 - 4:28 pm | #(The mischief is in the ellipsis.)
Crust: FYI, for the future...with Haloscan it's possible to link right to a specific comment, so that people don't have to scroll, scroll, scroll ... .
Hey, Chicago Public Radio has this cool picture of the day on it's website with a link to all these flickr pages of Chicago images. You should submit yours!
Ann,You got me, I thought that was Milwaukee at first glance. M&I Bank in the foreground 1st Wisconsin Bank in the background. It's Chicago right?
Yes, it's Chicago. See her reply to my previous comment. If you pull up the Original size on Flickr you can read "Water Tower Place" on the building in the center.I'm guessing it was taken from the Sofitel.-kd
I also thought it was Milwaukee, although after I published my comment I thought Wait! First Wisconsin Tower isn't that narrow! And what's that other tall building!Oh well. One foggy Great Lakes city can look so much like another at this time of year.
Some of your commenters may have been crossed up by that one shot in The Blues Brothers where the Milwaukee skyline stands in for that of Chicago.
Karl: Yes, you're right. I'm at a conference...
Shouldn't conferences in December be somewhere warm?
MM: Think Christmas decorations, shopping...
Ann, Check EMAIL ; )disregard nbsp = a glitch in the program.
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