Lori and I spent a (hot) week in Chicago exploring art and architecture with a Road Scholar tour. Among our impressions of Chicago compared to NYC (which we were much more familiar with):
- Central Chicago is cleaner than NYC.
- Chicago people are generally friendlier than their world-weary cynical NYC counterparts.
- Chicago has noticeably less panhandling and acting out than in NYC.
Chicago has a lot of great art and architecture but, at 1/4 the population of NYC, doesn’t have quite the huge breadth of arts that NYC has. Overall and despite the usual set of big-city challenges, Chicago impressed us as a vibrant city with a long record of resilience and adaptability. We’ll no-doubt return for future visits having only sampled what Chicago has to offer.
Kelsey Perri, Road Scholar PR Director said:
Gorgeous photos! Do you have any of you and Lori or of the other participants that we could use for social media?
Paul Duncan said:
For the most part I did not shoot pictures directly of the participants as I did not want anyone to feel uncomfortable and I did not have their permissions. A fuller set of tour pictures is on a Google Album at https://photos.app.goo.gl/yQXDu8RtiJWNEPCV9