But sometimes...not. Sometimes the hordes of people can be a bit much and I wish that we did have a bit more green space. Or just space.
I guess they were also feeling this way 'back in the day' when they created Chicago's Boulevard system and huge urban parks. It was the idea of creating a 'city in a garden' and creating surrounding greenery beyond the dusty, dirt roads.
We've recently had the chance to explore these gems which give us a break from city life. With plenty of green space, lagoons, weeping willows, formal flower gardens and amazing historical architecture we can find that bit of space which makes us all the more ready to return back to everyday city life.