Peaceful Places CHICAGO promises 119 tranquil sites in Chicago and the surrounding area. And this often-harried Chicagoan is happy to report that the book delivers." />

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Books Tue Nov 08 2011

Peaceful Chicago

If you need a break from your hectic urban life but don't know where to head to recoup, look no further. The recently released Peaceful Places CHICAGO promises 119 tranquil sites in Chicago and the surrounding area. And this often-harried Chicagoan is happy to report that the book delivers.

Chicago-based freelancer Anne Ford has divided the book up both geographically and by category, so whether you're stressed in Streeterville or in the mood for an "enchanting walk" or a "quiet table," the information in the book is so well organized that finding what you're looking for won't diminish your zen mood.

As a long-time Chicagoan and someone who loves actively exploring unknown little pockets of this town, I was pleasantly surprised to find a good number of items in this book that I'd never heard of. I, like the author, didn't realize those weird sculptures dotting McCormick Blvd. in Skokie were actually part of a larger park; nor did I know about Ping Tom Memorial Park tucked away in Chinatown. And an ice rink on the 94th floor of the Hancock Building? Come January, I now know where I'll be falling flat on my face.

 
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