|Skyline on Michigan Lake|
This summer, Chicago was hosting the 8th symposium of Urban Sketchers.
|The sketchcrawl of the first day|
J'avais le grand honneur d'être un des 3 reporters officiels (avec Beliza Mendes du Luxembourg et Wes Douglas de Chicago) qui devaient couvrir les ateliers, démos et conférences de l'évènement.
I had the big honnor to be one of the 3 correspondents (with Beliza Mendes from Luxemburg and Wes Douglas from Chicago) that must document the workshops, demos and lectures during the event.
|Documenting workshops (Suhita Shirodkar's)|
Ce voyage était mon tout premier séjour aux États-Unis et Chicago est peut-être la meilleure porte d'entrée dans ce pays.
This travel was my very first time in the US and the Windy City was perhaps one of the best destination to discover the country.
|First day, sketching verticality|
I was prepared to the verticality in the hometown of the skyscrapers.
The first week I am so busy with my task at the symposium that I had don't have time to visit. Fortunately, I will stay two more weeks to discover the city.
The second week, I found an accommodation in the mexican neighborhood of Pilsen
|Chicago Board of Trade|
Downtown is full of wonderful Arts Deco style buildings.
|Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate aka the Bean|
In recent years, amazing art objets, highly appreciated by tourists, have flourished in the parks.
The banks of the river are particularly crowded after work and during the weekend.
|Northwest Building at the end of Milwaukee st|
Pour ma troisième et dernière semaine, je m'installe à Wicker Park, un quartier vivant aimé des jeunes et des artistes pour ses petites boutiques et sa vie nocturne.
For my third and last week, I go to wicker Park, a neighborhood known for its local hipster culture, art community, nightlife, and food scene.
|Irish live music|
Thanks to my local new friends, I can visit the suburb and assist to irish music sessions
|Frank Lloyd Wright's House in Oak Park|
Three weeks to get acquainted with such a rich city and such warm welcoming people are much too short. I have to come back.