Flickr Friday: Chicago Airport

Chicago Airport

Wow, what a boring title. A lot of my older photos will have boring titles because I simply didn’t care – and I’ve been too lazy to change them. So you’re stuck with this one. This photo was taken when I had a 6+ hour layover in Chicago Airport on one of my many trips to Dublin, Ireland. I chose it for today’s Flickr Friday in celebration of the fact that I will be booking my trip to Dublin for New Year’s!

It’s not a long standing tradition, but it’s been a tradition since I met him in 2004 that our group of friends celebrates New Year’s by driving to another part of Ireland, rentind holiday homes and partying for 3-4 days. Since I had already gone over for a holiday in May, I didn’t think I was going to be going this New Year’s but his recent visit over made me realise that it was insane of me not to do so. We1 don’t have many more years before doing this sort of thing is out of the question. Once marriage and families come into the picture it’s harder to gather a group of our size and go away and party for 3 days straight.

Already this year, one couple from the group will not be able to make it since they’ll be in the U.S., and they’ll be sorely missed – but the show must go on. I only hope its worth it; I was originally planning on only going for 7 days but as it turns out the flights are cheaper if I stay for 10 days. Of course that means I’ll end up spending more money because I’ll be there longer – but hopefully it won’t be too bad.

Oops, I guess I should talk about the photo a little bit: I felt quite lucky getting this photo, and if you read the comment that afewscoops left on the photo page you’ll know why. It was taken in 2005 so security should have been strict, but I was still able to snap this beauty. Its not as clear as I would like it but I still like it. I hope you do too!

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  1. Great photo – and new year’s sounds great! I would love to go to Dublin some day I can imagine there’s a great atmosphere around that time. Definitely a good idea that you decided to go 🙂

  2. @8minutesold: Welcome 🙂 I have actually – I tend to do that with a lot of my pictures. LOL don’t ask me why. Thanks for stopping by!

    @Haley: I definitely will! I can’t remember what airline I was flying that took me down that way before heading over to Ireland but it hasn’t happened in two years! I have a family friend who studies in Chicago actually and there have been talks of going over to visit him again – so I will definitely give you a holler!

    @afewscoops: I have to admit, I kind of figured you were from your username. Only in Ireland do they use the term ‘scoops’ so much. *sigh* I miss Dublin! I can’t wait for December!

  3. Ah, the tunnel connecting the B and C concourses in the United Terminal at O’Hare. I know the tunnel well. It’s a little bit like being in Epcot Center. 🙂 You captured the mood well.

    I’ve seen lots of people snap photos of it over the years, and I think it’s even been used in a movie (for the life of me I can’t remember), so I really don’t think you would have gotten in trouble for taking the picture.

    Hey, if you find yourself with a long layover at O’Hare again, let me know. I work 5 minutes away and would be happy to meet you for a drink or something.

  4. @Artais: Thanks! lol I knew what you meant 😉 I’ve never been to a Disney fair though, sounds like fun!

    @Kelly: I had forgotten about the music since it was so long ago! LOL You’re not weird, if I travelled through this airport often I would totally do the same!

  5. Oh! That is my favorite area of O’Hare! I love the lights and the funky music. I used to get to the airport two or three hours early so I could hang out with the funkiness.

    Yeah, I’m weird.

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