Chicago: A City Of The Senses


Chicago has enjoyed the tourist spotlight over the years, due to
its cultural and economical prosperity. The crowded streets, ethnic
bakeries, and popular malls add zest and flavor to this enriching city.
Since my short visit in May with a high school class, I have dreamed of
making the busy commuters, blinding and mind-altering lights, and sheer
musical excitement a part of my everyday life.
Commuters livened up Chicago in delightful ways. Several groups of
men and women sat together in close, casual delicatessens on the street and
conversed about cosmopolitan attitudes and modern ideas in popular culture.
In another area of the city, men ate lunch at The Berghoff and seemed
separated ...

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sari caught
Holzman 2 my eye. The different facial
expressions, personalities, and wardrobes present added sparkle to the
otherwise dull and uninteresting dimension of public transportation.


While watching these different characters, I was drawn to the
highest floor of the Sears Tower, where lights illuminated the sky and
blended artfully into a pattern of lines. When I walked in the street,
lights from stores and nightclubs permeated above and around me, making me
feel as if I were at the bottom of a pit of existence, looking up at all
the activity. This visual vertigo lasted until I ended at an elevated
train stop, with proudly addressed street signs above the stairs leading
inside. When I was riding on the elevated train, the quickest way to
travel in Chicago, the lights became a blur. I was delighted to sit and
watch the green, lighted street signs disappear quickly behind me. If the
lights of Chicago alone could affect me, I was curious how a ...

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