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Saturday Photo Hunt: UPPER

February 23rd, 2013 (12:49 pm)

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The Saturday Photo Hunt theme this week is "upper." My first thought was amphetamines. Instead, I'm displaying  a photo I took from inside one of the scary glass boxes hanging from the side of the observation deck on an UPPER floor of the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in Chicago. They call it The Ledge.

I never thought I'd have the guts to step out into one of these things, with nothing between me and the ground but a thin sheet of glass and a thousand feet or so of air. But once I was up there, everyone else was doing it, so I just did it. And the view was spectacular. We arrived just before sunset, and stayed to watch the skies darken and the city lights twinkle on. In this shot, you can see the next glass box over, and a patchwork of lit streets and buildings below.

You can't get much more upper than this.

Next week's theme: STEEL.

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Posted by: catsynth (catsynth)
Posted at: February 23rd, 2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
Great take on the theme!

That does look scary, but also beautiful. I'd love to experience that - actually, I want to come see Chicago for many reasons.

Posted by: petrini1 (petrini1)
Posted at: February 24th, 2013 09:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Great take on the theme!

It's a great city! I don't get there often, but I do enjoy visiting there when I can. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Posted by: Twisted Cinderella (Twisted Cinderella)
Posted at: February 24th, 2013 11:58 pm (UTC)
Lovely

Such a lovely pic for the theme. I like the lights.

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