Chicago

Chicago

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Early days

At the beginning of recorded history, the Chicago area was inhabited by a number of Algonquian peoples, including the Mascoutens and Miamis. Trade links and seasonal hunting migrations linked these peoples with their neighbours, the Potawatomis to the east, Fox to the north, and the Illinois to the southwest. The name "Chicago" is the French version of the Miami-Illinois word word shikaakwa ("wild leek"/"skunk"), named for the plants common along the Chicago River, and thus has nothing to do with Chief Chicagou of the Michigamea people.

Chicago's location at a short, swampy portage between the Chicago River (flowing originally into the Great Lakes) and the Des Plaines River (flowing into the Mississippi), attracted the attention of many French explorers travelling in the area, such as Louis Jolliet and Henri Joutel, who felt that the area had a great potential as a transportation hub. In 1683, French Jesuits built the Mission of the Guardian Angel to Christianize the local Wea and Miami people, and for a time there was a French fort (Fort Chécagou), commanded by Pierre de Liette. French and allied use of the Chicago portage was mostly abandoned during the 1720s thanks to continual raiding during the Fox Wars.

During the mid 1700s, the Chicago area was inhabited primarily by Potawatomis, who took the place of the Miami and Sauk and Fox who had previously controlled the area.

The first non-native settler in Chicago was Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, an Haitian of African descent, who settled on the Chicago River in the 1770s and married a local Potawatomi woman. In 1795, following the Northwest Indian War, the area of Chicago was ceded by the Native Americans in the Treaty of Greenville to the United States for a military post. In 1803, Fort Dearborn was built and remained in use until 1837, except between 1812 and 1816 when it was destroyed in the Fort Dearborn massacre during the War of 1812. The Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi ceded the land to the United States in the 1816 Treaty of St. Louis.

More ---> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Chicago

Chicago

Chicago refers to a city and a metropolitan area. The city (officially, City of Chicago) is the largest city in the state of Illinois, the largest in the Midwest, and with a population of nearly three million people, it is the third-most populous city in the United States. The Chicago Metropolitan area, also known as Chicagoland to locals, has a population of over 9.4 million in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana, making it also the third largest metropolitan area in the United States. Chicago is located along the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan and is a major center of transportation, industry, politics, culture, finance, medicine and higher education. Chicago's monikers include the "Windy City," "Chi-Town," and the "City of the Big Shoulders" (from Carl Sandburg's poem Chicago).

Chicago is the financial, business, and cultural capital of the Midwest, and is ranked as an alpha world city by the Loughborough University Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network. The city was founded in 1833 as a town to link the Great Lakes with the Mississippi River System. It soon became a transportation hub of the Northwest Territory, with major connections by steamboats, canals and (by 1855) railroads. By 1890, it was one of the ten most influential world cities.

More ---> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago

Lake Michigan
Ima Chicago i svoje plaze.

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Art Institute of Chicago

Museums

Chicago theatre

Magnificent mile

Milennium park

Navy Pier

Shedd aquarium

Lincoln ZOO + Brookfield ZOO

Grant park = Lollapalooza

Etc. etc. ... smešak



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U nastavku sa radoscu ocekujem da nam predstavis i svoja omiljena chikaska mesta: omiljeni pub, dobro mesto za izlazak, pijacu gde je najjeftiniji paradajz, ono igraliste za klince koje si spominjala, muzej u kojem su bila bar 3 puta, omiljeni grafit, najlepsu fontanu, najbolji shoping centar, put posao-kuca, deo grada koji te podseca na Banja Luku, deo grada gde ti se ne mili da budes...

C'mooon! Pa da se lakse snadjemo kad te svi jednom choporativno posetimo! Very Happy



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Tam-Ti-Tam ... pa sestro slatka, sta mi radis? Laughing

Chicago velicine kakve jeste, ima toliko finih mjesta gdje moze da se izadje. Ali mislim za sve uzraste. smešak

Ja navodim samo tri (necu vise, jer cuvam za iznenadjenje):

Uptown = Green Mill - ovo mjesto volim jer imaju zivu jazz muziku i zato sto slika Al Capone-a jos uvijek stoji na pocasnom mjestu. Svo je nekako "klasicno". smešak

Downtown = CroBar - ovdje idem kad zelim da se otkacim plesuci a ne zelim da me iko "cudno" gleda (jer ih je vecina "cudnih" - tako da se savrseno uklapam). Mr. Green

Okolo = Famous Fredie's - muzika uzivo (pretezno mladi bendovi koji se bore za opstanak na muzickoj sceni) vrsta muzike je rock/alternative. Ne znam da li smijem, ali bih ovo nazvala tipican americki bar (bez jukebox-a).

Naravno da imamo mi i "domaca" mjesta gdje se pusta nasa klasicna (harmonikaska) dvojka, trojka ili turbo folk. Dolaze nama i Aca, Zeljko Samardzic/Joksimovic, Severina pa i Bijelo Dugme, Merlin, Colic ... itd. Laughing
Hocu samo da skrenem paznju na to da postoje mjesta za izlaske gdje mozes da slusas nasu muziku, nacu pricu, nasa provaljivanja i psovke, gdje mozes da tracas sta je obukla ona cica za sljedecim stolom, da pijes pravu Tursku kafu i pojedes domacu mezu, da se napijes (al' iz meraka), gdje mozes da se potuces prije nego sto kazes "dobro vece" ... itd.

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Jel' da sam zaboravila nesto ---> Museum of science and industry ... u muzeje idem kad imam citav dan samo za sebe. Djeci je tamo dosadno a ja bi ostala i prespavala da me ne tjeraju napolje.
Ima u gradu ice skating rink gdje ponekad odemo da se klizemo. Fazon je sto je napolju, pa u parku pa topla kafa (ili cokolada) mirise iz daleka. smešak

Omiljeni zoo je Lincoln. Tamo visimo sa majmunima (skoro pa) svakog vikenda (ljeti). Ne znam kome je interesantnije, nama ili zivotinjama. smešak

Za pijacu me ne pitaj. Svako selo ima svoju pijacu, ja koliko dugo zivim tu ni jednom nisam otisla. Imam neke prijatelje koji imaju baste pa se tako snadbvijevam domacim povrcem ... ili ima porodavnica koje su specijalizovane sa voce i povrce - ONLY. Jes' da imaju ukus stiropora (voce i povrce - ne prodavnice Very Happy ) ali eto, ima ih ... Wink

OndaK imamo botanicku bastu koja je pravi vizuelni odmor za oci i dusu. smešak

Volim da "shopingujem" u Woodfield centru. Zatvoren je pa moze i zimi da se setkas unutra. A kad je fino napolju onda je Old Orchard prvobitni izbor. Naravno to samo ako napolju nije 100F onda je Woodfield opet drazi.

Jednom prilikom sam zavrsila u lower Chicago u cetiri sata jutrom. Elem, sta se dole desava je sljedece (to jest - izmedju ostalog) ... vidjela sam odrasle ljude koji spavaju u kartonskim kutijama. Bilo je ljeto pa nije bilo toliko hladno. I ne znam ni sama sto je mene to toliko potreslo kada sam bila svjesna da to postoji u stvarnom zivotu. Valjda sto to prije nisam vidjela na taj nacin. Mislim vidjela sam na tv ali kad to "gledas" svojim ocima nekako je drugaciji osjecaj. Mnogo sam se rastuzila tada. Neko je bio sa mnom pa mi kaze; sta ti je bona ... pa nisi ti kriva sto on nema gdje da spava ... ali eto. Ja bih nekako "stvorila" taj neki utopijski svijet gdje bi i beskucnici imali kuce i bili "ljudi".
To bi izdvojila kao NEomiljeni dio grada.

Sto se tice Banja Luka part ... nesto mi Lincoln Square najvise lici na Gospodsku. smešak

A omiljeni ne mogu da izdvojim - mnogo ih je koje volim da posjecujem.
Jednom sam se "vozila" na Ferris wheel i nikad vise. Kad je zastao gore na vrhu a ja u kabini ... jbt srce mi je preskocilo nekoliko puta. Bila sam, vidjela sam, osjetila sam ... dosta za ovog zivota. smešak

Fontana --- > (mada ima i "boljih")

Ujedno je to na Navy Pier- u a i Childrens Museum + American Girl store is there. smešak

Sto se saobracaja tice ... LOL ... hm ... to ne zna ko nije sjedio u saobracaju nekoliko sati a nigdje ne mozes da se pomaknes. Cudno je ali "kod nas" (YU) psujes kad ima jedno ili dva auta ispred tebe a ovdje su milje auta u pitanju i niko nista. Sta ti vrijedi i da se nerviras - opet neces brze stici nigdje. Mada ... opet ima izuzetaka. Ovako izgleda mapa glavnijih auto-puteva u/oko Chicaga, koji te mogu odvesti s kraja na kraj Amerike. A naravno tu je i legendarna Route 66.

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