U-505 “Das Boot”

In the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is one of the most impressive museum displays I have ever seen. U-505 the only captured World War Two era German U-boat (Unterseeboot or submarine) in the USA is presented within a purpose-built wing of the museum in all its enormous glory. I was here 12…

Red Kangaroo chilling in Lincoln Park Zoo

When you enter Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois you are confronted with a very stern looking Abraham Lincoln. Now I was impressed with this rare statue of him standing (he was so tall at 6′ 4″ / 1.93 m they often depict him sitting down) but there was at least one other Aussie in the park who didn’t…

An Aussie Nomad’s quest to reach all 50 States

Ok, so I am way behind in writing about my current travels but given my recent posts are about very diverse geographical locations you might have guessed I have been on the move quite a bit of late! In September 2012 I decided to leave Seattle, Washington and return to Australia for a while (via some travels in…

In the footsteps of The Blues Brothers

One of my favourite movies from the 1980’s is the cult classic The Blues Brothers. The movie was directed by John Landis and starred John Belushi as “Joliet” Jake Blues (John was born in Chicago in 1949. Sadly he died in Hollywood in 1982. Far too young at just 33) and Dan Akroyd (a Canadian born in Ottawa in 1952) as Elwood…

Hello Chicagoland!

After leaving Indianapolis, Brad my friend from Australia and I completed our 2 week road trip across the heartland of America which had started in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, crossing into Ohio and Indiana before ending in the “Windy City” of Chicago, Illinois (apart from a day trip to Milwaukee). So this is Part 6 of a series of photos of that journey showing cityscapes,…