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Chicago Open House 2018

 

As every year now I am planning on doing the two days Chicago Open House adventure and visit as many impressive buildings as I can. I started doing this back in 2012 when I first fell in love with the architecture of the city. Considering the fact that I am European (and we do know and live around ancient history) Chicago`s architecture and culturaly diverse buildings have always astonished me. You can indeed find a classic monument building to admire and two blocks down to enter a modern, luxury penthouse with a great view of the city. Honestly, I am more interested in old buildings, mansions, and houses. To me, they are a piece of art, and they carry a certain feeling of Victorian culture.

What is OHC and why is it interesting?

The Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago (OHC) is the city’s annual architecture festival. For one weekend in October, you can explore Chicago’s most iconic and unique architectural treasures. From mansions to sacred spaces, theaters to private clubs, hotels to secret rooms—OHC gives visitors a behind-the-scenes look at many of the city’s great areas that are rarely, if ever, open to the public. There is no charge for that (One of the very few free perks in the Windy City)

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When and where?

If you have decided to explore OHC2018 its happening on the 13th and 14th of October. You can find a full list of sights on their website  I recommend you plan to visit not more than 3 to 4 places per day and bare in mind there might be a line. I have skipped the long waiting a few times but the iconic building that is not regularly open for the rest of the year is pretty busy, and you have to be in comfortable shoes if you are going to wait to get in. Other buildings like banks, churches, and museums you can visit throughout the year so I wouldn’t recommend waiting on line for those. However, id you decide you want to do it is the pretty exciting day because of many people visiting the architectural sights! If you go there and take pictures, don’t forget to use #OHC2018

Stay tuned for my picture from this year`s Open House Chicago 

 

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