Okay, so... I thought of something: Since we are a worldwide community, we might help each other quench our curiosity on how things are elsewhere in the world. I mean, we need to keep this civil and not ask too stupid questions. I will begin with why I created this thread: Since I live near Paris, I know some place about 40-50 kms (25-30 miles) north from where you can the the Eiffel tower (at night, when the lighthouse light on top is lit). So, I'm asking myself, in the Chicago area, can you see the skyscrapers from far away, and from which distance? (I shouldn't watch that mutch Chicago PD and Chicago Fire... ) Another question: I'm seen in the "Something silly to say" thread that you can find shoes on phone/electric lines in the US. Do you see it much, or is this now becoming an urban legend?