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Skyline Views

I finished reading My Heart is an Idiot a couple weeks ago.  The author lived in Chicago for a bit and had several essays in the book where he mentioned Chicago.

In one essay he mentioned the skyline view from Augusta & Wood.  I was curious so I decided to go for a bike ride and check out this "amazing" view of the skyline.
This was it, people.  

I think I had a better view on the Damen bridge just north of Fullerton on my way there. 

I am a sucker for the unexpected skyline views around the city (like on Damen).  I'll also throw in the view from Chicago and Halsted.  Also the orange line between Western and 35th/Archer is pretty amazing. 
Do you have any places you love to take in the unexpected view?
I'm not talking the Adler... I consider that expected.


  1. Well it looks like you can see a few buildings in there. Maybe he was talking about from that area and a few floors up? ;) Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at

  2. Yeah, I had some friends who used to live on Augusta and Damen and the view from the roof was pretty spectacular - also they once put up a temporary ferris wheel on Augusta and the view was breathtaking.

    I love the Chicago & Halsted view as well as the view I had from the roof of my dorms on 31st & Wabash!

  3. Alright so now I just have to find someone who lives at Augusta and Damen :)


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