I used to go to Chicago only for conferences or other job-related reasons. Then during one of those conventions, I decided to stick around and actually see the city. It was summer and so I rented a bicycle and off I went. That’s when I gained a real appreciation for Chicago. Lots of outdoor activities, the lakefront beaches, the thriving neighborhoods; a bustling center, great restaurants! Once, I even decided to spend a winter in Chicago for the sheer experience. The Windy City lived up to its reputation, with temperatures dropping to below freezing and lots of snow falling and I loved it. Bundle up in winter and you should be fine. There are enough cafes to keep you warm. Take a trip to the top of what until recently was the tallest building in the United States – the Willis Tower – for spectacular views.
Located in the South Bombay Business District, this is one of the heritage structures of the city at present. This structure built in Portland stone was built in the memory of the brave men who laid their lives during the time when the state of Maharashtra was being created. There are two martyr statues here who hold torches and the main structure is that of the beautiful Flora- The Roman Goddess of flowers. Around this monument are built many of the colonial buildings of the city and the base of this structure is still where you will find many offices and banks. This is also one of the most important landmarks of the city which is a visual treat when it is lit up in the evening.