Lake City

written by Kateryna Ryzhenko from Ukraine

My placement city is Chicago. It is the third most populated city in USA situated on the shore of a majestic Lake Michigan. Honestly, when PFP sent notification of my placement back in March, I though: big city, not that much nature and a lot of skyscrapers. And oh boy, was I wrong and should apologies to American Councils for doubting them in any way… The lake made all the difference. White spacious beaches, and green parks along them just take your breath away.

When you stand on the shore you can’t see the other side and it feels like you are standing on the seaside instead of the lake shore. I am not even mentioning azure color of the water on most days. Weather in this windy city can change momentarily, so it is a great view to observe when storm comes over the lake towards the city and in several minutes covers it. If you look long enough in the window you can see lightning striking tops of skyscrapers. A fascinating picture!

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