Theatre freezing in Chicago

For the third night in a row, it was despicably cold and windy here. Of course, ensuring that I renew my Starwood status for 2010 meant that I have to switch hotels every night for the next month and half to rack up the night and points to keep my platinum status. Tonight’s hotel was the Four Points by Sheration and walking into the hotel at night, I didn’t feel too great about this move, as the outside air smelled of urine and the lobby of the hotel was a stark contrast to the Chicago Towers but then again, I knew why I was moving hotels, so I put the surroundings out of mind. The advantage of this location is that one can head down State St and be in the theatre district after a 20 minute walk.

After my last visit to Chicago, I made a goal of giving “Chicago Deep Dish” pizza another pass, since my last two times didn’t impress me greatly. So the next place on the list will be Pizzeria Due, same recipe, different branch but I think if I don’t take a liking to the biscuity crust and long wait then I have to accept that Chicago pizza just isn’t for me.


Along the walk across the bridge on State St, you get a great panorama shot (there are many in Chicago).

Then you head into the Chicago theatre district. For some reason, I associate black and white pictures with the theatre rather than colour, it seemed more romantic and mysterious, today the glamour seems to have leached out of the theatre experience.

Another thing about walking through the freezing cold in Chicago, no one else is stupid enough to take pictures, walk or drive around when it’s -8C and windy outside, and if this were Toronto, I would be relaxing home – however it’s not home and that’s enough to try and escape a lonely hotel room.

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About Rishiray

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at

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